Groovesville Productions

15849 Wyoming - click picture for 15855 Wyoming

Groovesville Productions were the brainchild of the great Don Davis.

Over the years many record companies, including the mighty Stax in Memphis, used his talents. He provided their  biggest success to date with Johnnie Taylor's 'Who's making love' - selling more than two million copies in 1969. 

After the break up of his partnership with Lebaron Taylor over at Puritan, Don continued his own Groovesville label from here. Among the featured artists were Northern Soul stalwarts Steve Mancha, Melvin Davis and JJ Barnes. The latter hit top 10 R&B with 'Baby please come back home' which was the labels most successful release.

As far as the building goes, number 15849 was the administrative block and 15855 (to the right) a small studio.

Don's early Groovesville releases were co-ordinated from his home on Calvert which will be featured later.

Notes thanks to David Meikle



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