|All Artists: Mary Davis|
Title: Separate Ways
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 2/9/1990
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074644097825, 074644097849
4 and a half stars
James Montgomery | 09/29/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Mary Davis is a talented vocalist. This is a very good CD. The title track is excellent and all 9 tracks are very enjoyable. Some Kind Of Lover and Don't Wear It Out are great in fact there's no need to skip tracks just enjoy from start to finish. The style of this music would be R&B with some pop touches as evidenced by 3 tracks produced by super hot singer/songwriter Babyface and his partners LA Reid & Daryl Simmons. This album surprisingly did little chart wise and to my knowledge Mary Davis has disappeared from the scene completely. Absolute shame. This CD is hard to get so if you see it don't let it pass you by. Released 90/91 Tabu Records"
Awesome but only 9 songs
Diamond Jim | brisbane australia | 01/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mary Davis is the lead singer of The S.O.S. Band. She was the lead singer during the period when Jam & Lewis worked with the group (remember the track "Just Be Good To Me" - that's Mary). Like this CD the SOS Band CD's are rare and expensive and should be reissued. This album is a rare gem, I especially love the Bernard Terry produced title track. "I Wanna Be Sure" and "Have You Been Loved" are also great. It's a shame this was not promoted, as it has great songs and she's got a great voice. OK so Jam & Lewis don't work on this CD. This is made up by LA Reid, Babyface & Daryl Simmons involvement."
The Most Beautiful Voice in R&B!
S. Sarabia | Portland, ME, USA | 01/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When we think of Mary Davis' voice, many songs come to mind and they SHOULD, where it was HER VOICE that saw the S.O.S. Band to the upper reaches of the R&B singles and Albums charts from 1980-1986 with producer, Sigidi and the infamous Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis' Flyte Tyme Productions. How they (Jam & Lewis) didn't play into her first solo set is beyond me. Instead, L.A. Reid & Babyface appear with the first two singles, "Don't Wear It Out" and "Have You Been Loved." How neither of these failed to reach the R&B Top Ten or even cross over to the Top 100 is also perplexing as the voice is both familiar to most and unlike any other voice in music today or during that time period. It's smooth, creamy and has the ability to erupt with great force into a sexy vibratto. Mary Davis may have played it safer by staying with the S.O.S. Band, but like most who wish to pursue "solo" careers, the risk is always there and success is not always a guarantee. This CD is awesome despite the fact that it sold poorly. Fortunately, she's still out there touring with the original lineup on the Old School circuit with the United We Funk All-Stars."