Off-Ramp’s song of the week is “I’ve Got Your Number,” from Larry Davis’ new album “Hush.”
In 2012, Off-Ramp profiled Davis. The dancer turned graphic artist turned musician got his start crooning with a combo at the Air Force’s Officers’ Club, but didn’t truly pick up singing again until he was in his seventies. A recurring performer at The Other Side, a now closed gay piano bar in Silver Lake, Davis was discovered by recording artist Annie Miles and has put out a steady offering of albums since, including “Close Your Eyes” and “Larry Davis Too.”
From Off-Ramp’s 2012 profile:
Larry sings like he's been doing it all his life. But his is another of those stories that prove F. Scott Fitzgerald was drunk when he said, "There are no second acts in American lives." Larry is on his third act ... at least.
You can read and listen to the full profile here.