Don Davis (record producer)
Davis achieved his first major success as a song writer in 1968 with Johnnie Taylor’s hit "Who's Making Love" which reached number one on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart and number five on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1971, Davis bought United Sound, the 1933 recording studio at 5840 Second Avenue and named United Sound Recording Studio.  He also wrote and produced Taylor's "Disco Lady" (1976) which spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and six weeks on the Billboard R&B chart in the US. It was the first single to be certified platinum by the RIAA.
In 1975, Davis started and headed the RCA distributed Detroit-based record label, Tortoise International which included artists, First Fire, The Rockets, the 1978 comeback album by the Skyliners, as well as the 1978 Dan Schafer version of the 1960s re-make "Baby, Now That I've Found You" which was re-released in 2012 on the CD "perhaps..the Very Best of Dan Schafer". Davis was also a Stax producer who occasionally worked at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama.
Davis was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1997. He received the Alabama Music Hall of Fame Life Work Award for Non-Performing Achievement for a career that "spanned over 40 years during which he worked as a session musician on over 3,000 recordings, [and] was a music publisher, record producer, music arranger, hosted an early morning television show, and was music director for a network television show."
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