Found Sound Holiday Revue – 12/20/13 @ The Shelter

December 14, 2013

Found Sound Holiday Revue Show
Melvin Davis – vinyl release show
The Shelter – Detroit
Chains of Love / I’m Gonna Love You
Gure Gauza

Legendary Detroit soul ambassador Melvin Davis has some new vinyl recordings ready for release – two brass-toughened, funky shufflers jumping right off the wax; what better occasion to release these singles than a Holiday Party hosted by one of the area’s most recently established record shops? Ferndale’s Found Sound Records hosts their first Holiday Revue this week at the Shelter, headlined by the tireless soul dynamo. Davis’ classic “Chains Of Love” is given new life for its vinyl debut, rhythms kicking harder, and strutting evermore stylishly to those fiery guitars and brass as he belts heartily over the roiling grooves.
Listen: “Chains Of Love” by Melvin Davis

Cymbals and tambourines, sunnier guitars and softer-drums give a poppier saunter to “I’m Gonna Love You,” sweetened with soulful backing vocals and Davis’ earnest incantations, with the forceful brass and edging bass steadily building the ballad up higher and higher. Sounds like the perfect way to let off some Holidaze stress…And bond with vinyl enthusiasts via Found Sound for their 1st Holiday Revue!


Found Sound Holiday Revue is December 20th at the Shelter in Detroit (431 East Congress) with doors opening at 8 pm ($8). Melvin Davis headlines, with openers Laura Finlay, Pink Lightning, Pat Lewis, Gabriel Brass Band, the North Pole DJs and MC Frank Woodman. More info:

 melvin davis album cover
  • Leyland ‘$$$’ DeVito

    The Dirtbombs covered “Chains of Love” but they credited it to J.J. Barnes.

  • Eric

    JJ was the performer, but they co-wrote it together.