Krystal Davis

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Krystal L. Davis
Born United States
Genres Post-disco, electropop, new wave, urban
Occupations Musician
Songwriter
Actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1978– present
Labels Urban Rock (1985)
Various

Krystal L. Davis, or simply Krystal Davis, is an American session musician and background singer for Herbie Mann, Evelyn King and Cyndi Lauper.

She "made" history right after her single "So Smooth" was released in 1985 which peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales chart and had reigned there for 12 weeks (as of December 1985).[1]

Biography[edit]

Her musical career began with the 1977 production titled The Atlantic Family Live at Montreux. She afterwards provided vocals for various jazz and disco musicians such as Dazzle, Maynard Ferguson, Herbie Mann or Inner Life and throughout the 1980s, Cyndi Lauper, Change and Melba Moore.[2]

In 1988 she co-wrote a song with Luther Vandross called "So Much Better Now" for Gregory Hines.

Together with New York-based R&B band called Blyss she recorded "No Turning Back".[3] Although not charted, it was picked by Billboard as a "recommended" piece of urban music.[3]

Davis also had a minor role in the Matty Rich movie Straight Out of Brooklyn.

Chart performance[edit]

Year Title Label Peak chart positions[1]
U.S. U.S. D-Sales U.S. R&B UK
1985 "So Smooth" Urban Rock 9
1986 "No Turning Back" Urban Rock
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Discography[edit]

Particular singles[edit]

"So Smooth"
12" single
  1. "So Smooth" – 5:26[4]
  2. "So Smooth" (instrumental) – 5:16
  • Label: Urban Rock
  • Written-by: Alan Palanker, Ray Arlen
  • Producer: Alan Palanker, Ray Arlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Billboard (r) 12" Inch Singles Sales (tm)". Billboard/Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 97: 72. December 28, 1985. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  2. ^ Krystal Davis - Credits. Discogs. Retrieved 2011-12-20.
  3. ^ a b "Billboard (r) Black > Recommended". Billboard/Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 98: 81. December 27, 1986. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  4. ^ "So Smooth discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-12-20.