To a Father, a Teacher, my Brother, my Friend

Jesse Lee Davis - Stevie Woods
(At right: Stevie Woods, July 2, 1951 – January 28, 2014)

I am not sad that you left me behind, more than that I am happy that you gave me the honor to travel along with you this last 20 years. We ate, drank, laughed and cried together. You treated me like a child when I deserved it, you concluded me like a man when you needed the gift that God gave me. You have coached me like a teammate - but most of all, when the whole world was against me, you made me see how gifted I am. You believed in me. In my eyes you are not only a legend but also a mentor for many others and me. You taught me everything I needed to know; to have walked beside you is an honor that only the best can be thankful for. You were one of the greatest musicians I have ever learned and become to know. The world and we will never forget you, and I promise you I will carry on the duties of the 32-degree in which we will forever be bond.
I love you more than one can ever imagine.

And very last,
- Thank You -
for the great lights. See you when I get there.


The Magic Platters


Since 2000 I have been discovered and become a member of the legendary Magic Platters. The Platters are here. They are always here. In truth, the most famous American vocal group is insuperable, like their everlasting calling card — the timeless “Only You”. Of course, the original vocalists are no longer here. But one should remember the original lineup — built around the voice of the first group leader Tony Williams — has often changed as well. And this has been the case since the 1960s. Over the last 50 years, more than 100 artists have been Platters. It’s not easy to get, often very strong, personalities to work together.

Howe However, what keeps the Platters image alive is the talent of the big crooners, who at some point in their lives, had the desire to perform “The Great Pretender”, to vocalise “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, or to sing “My Prayer” ever so gently.

The Platters emerged from Los Angeles in 1952. Six in number, including Herb Reed who is credited with h having chosen the group name. Four albums later, under the management of Ralph Bass at Federal Records, the group still had problems taking off. Then along came the type of man that is sent by providence. His name was Buck Ram, he was an impresario by trade from Chicago. He changed the lineup built around the golden voice of Tony Williams. David Lynch, Paul Robi and Herb Reed — the base voice of the quartet — completed the formula.

Even the addition of a feminine touch — the personality of Zola Taylor — still didn’t suffice to launch them further toward success. It’s important to remember that the Beatles suffered numerous failures before embarking on the fabulous career that we all kno know.

The first release of “Only You” — originally written by Buck Ram for a vocal group called Ink Spots — couldn’t find a single taker. The Platters record label had little confidence in the song and said it would never work, and refused to release the ballad. Buck Ram and his group then moved to the Mercury label. Bingo! “Only You” became the big hit of summer 1955. It hung on defiantly in the top 10 for seven weeks. This was an unprecedented event, in an America still blighted by racism and segregation. The hit machine had begun, next came the legendary hit songs we all know. The Platters whirlwind was unleashed over the whole planet. No celebration, no surprise party, no evening of dance was complete without them. Not a single person escaped The Magic Touch. The Platters were also set to make people dance in French: “Only You” became “Loin de vous” for Michèle Torr and François Deguelt. Even Ringo Starr, the Beatles’ drummer, took to gently singing us his own version in 1974. Rock stars love the Platters. The late Freddie Mercury left the group Queen for a moment in 1987, to sing as “The Great Pretender” ; the piece was once again a great hit. A supreme reward: in 1990, The Platters had the great honor of entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the famous museum in Cleveland reserved for the biggest stars … of rock ‘n roll. During this time, the group had ma many different formations. Some ex-group members made their own way with the group’s repertoire, sometimes accompanied by lawsuits for the use of the Platters brand name. Yet the formula which continues to dazzle the entire planet is the one put in place by the historic group leader Buck Ram — there are known as The Magic Platters.

More Information: www.magicplatters.com



OUT: July, 3rd 2009

“Magenta Luma” by Oskar Oskarson was already released some weeks before. Now we took the best remix of it (done by John Orbiter) and made a vocal-version of it with the famous Sir Jesse Lee Davis. Sir Jesse is a black american singer, who had out videos on MTV and VIVA in the 80s and 90s and until today, he is travelling around the globe and make people happy with his awesome voice (especially the women are smelting away)! When you listen to Mr. Davis’ voice in this remix and close your eyes, you will have the feeling that John Shaft himself is standing beside you! “Shaft” was a TV-Series about a black U. S. Detective in the 70s.

(2009) NEW DEEP HOUSE TRACKS  (Time Tools Recordings) HANOVER

cover_3301(Come we play)

(2009) NEW DEEP HOUSE TRACKS  (Time Tools Recordings) HANOVER

Sir Jese lee Davis NEW HOUSE TRACKS

( Just an Illusion ) - ( Horizon ) - ( Summerbreeze )

1989: Get up on this (BMG-Ariola)

1991/1992: Is this love (Sony)
1992: Be my Baby (Sony)

1993: Round and Round (Sony)
1994: Come to me Baby

1995: Like a Flame (Sony)

1999: Erotic Vibrations

2000: Album European Passion

2001: Baby come back

2003: Album Unchained

2004: Album The best of JLD

2005: Album The Knight on Tour
(live recordings from Germany, Netherlands, Spain)

200&: Album Limited Edition

2007: Album UNRELEASED

2008: Album SHINE