Born in 1927, bluesman and slide guitarist Cedell Davis had to wait till 1994 to release his first solo album, FEEL LIKE DOIN' SOMETHING WRONG. A victim of childhood polio, the subsequent partial loss of the use of his hands necessitated that Davis utilizie a common kitchen butter knife for his slide guitar work, which resulted in a distinctive sound rich in overtones. After playing with Sonny Boy Williamson on the latter's King Biscuit Hour radio program, Davis began in 1953 a fruitful association with another leading slide guitarist, Robert Nighthawk, which was then interrupted by another major physical mishap when his legs were injured in a tavern stampede in 1957, confining him to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Understandably these hardships constituted a major theme in his later music and lyrics. Still, Davis continued to perform throughout the following decades till he was signed to the Fat Possum label for the aforementioned SOMETHING WRONG, to be followed by THE HORROR OF IT ALL in 1998.
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