Maxwell Davis

Maxwell Davis was the Bihari’s main arranger and band leader in Los Angeles, from the Culver City Modern days all the way up to Crown’s best and worst releases. From Mexicali Brass to BB King, Maxwell Davis wrote the charts, arranged the music, found the musicians, led the band – he did it all. Davis was also a beloved figure at Cadet on Normandie Ave – no one we talked to had a bad word to say about the man. There was a lot of work to be done at Crown/Cadet and Maxwell (along with Bill Lazerus, Jerry Cole “& others”) worked hard and fast as Jules paid by the pound (as Jerry Cole described the operation): the more you produced, the more you made. In facte, Maxwell worked himself to death at Crown/Cadet. In this outtake from our documentary, recording engineer and friend Bill Lazerus describes the end…


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