Scott Mac Davis (January 21, 1942 – September 29, 2020)
In the Ghetto – Mac Davis, the country-music artist and songwriter behind some of Elvis Presley’s most indelible recordings, died Tuesday 29 September 2020 aged 78.
Scott Mac Davis was an American country music singer, songwriter, and actor. A native of Lubbock, Texas, he enjoyed success as a crossover artist, and during his early career wrote for Elvis Presley, providing him with the hits “Memories”, “In the Ghetto”, “Don’t Cry Daddy”, and “A Little Less Conversation”
Davis experienced a resurgence in the Eighties, thanks to the novelty hit “It’s Hard to Be Humble” (covered by Willie Nelson on 2019’s Ride Me Back Home), “Texas in My Rearview Mirror,” and the rockabilly “Hooked on Music,” which nodded, both lyrically and musically, to his greatest champion: Elvis Presley. In the late Sixties, Presley cut a string of Davis compositions, including “A Little Less Conversation” and the tale of inner-city poverty “In the Ghetto,” which Davis also recorded.
The former was a posthumous hit for Presley, on the strength of a 2002 remix by Dutch DJ Junkie XL, while the latter’s success endeared Davis’ material to Presley. Elvis also recorded the Davis compositions “Memories” and “Don’t Cry Daddy,” both staples of his Seventies live performances.
Quincy Jones has gone on record and called Elvis Presley a racist.
Music mogul Quincy Jones has suggested that he would not work with Elvis Presley and alleged that he was a ‘racist’.
The music producer, 88, who has worked with a host of famous faces including Frank Sinatra & Michael Jackson opened up about his thoughts on the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
When asked about his experiences with Elvis, Quincy suggested that he hadn’t worked with Presley and branded him a “racist mother —.”
Reflecting on bumping into the Elvis Presley – Quincy said: “I was writing for [orchestra leader] Tommy Dorsey, oh God, back then in the ’50s. And Elvis came in and Tommy said, “I don’t want to play with him.”
“He was a racist mother — I’m going to shut up now. But every time I saw Elvis, he was being coached by “Don’t Be Cruel” songwriter Otis Blackwell, telling him how to sing.” (Otis Blackwell (February 16, 1931 – May 6, 2002) was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist, whose work influenced rock and roll. His compositions include “Fever”, recorded by Little Willie John; “Great Balls of Fire” and “Breathless”, recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis; “Don’t Be Cruel”, “All Shook Up” and “Return to Sender” recorded by Elvis Presley)
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