Bobby Davis + The Dazzlers

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Bobby Davis and The Dazzlers - early 1960s
The original Dazzlers were Bobby Davis (Vocals), Jimmy Woods (Guitar), Bernie Jones (Drums) and Mac Jamieson (Bass Guitar)


Robert "Bobby" Davis was born on July 21st, 1942 in Yorkshire, England.  He emigrated to New Zealand in 1959 and based himself in Christchurch, where he sang for a couplr of years, recording on the "Peak" label.

His first recordings with his group the Dazzlers were PS/103 "Troubles"/"Money Honey" and PS/107 "Abel Mabel"/"Tallahassee Lassie", both recorded in 1959 before the group disbanded.  Mac Jamieson taking off to join the Saints.  In 1960 Bobby released a solo single OK 113 "Oh Carol"/"Seven Little Girls".  He moved to Auckland in 1963 and emerged with a band called "The Wanderers" who recorded Z45/1160 "Short Fat Horrie (Long Tall Texan)"/"No Vacancy" in 1964.  The Wanderers then became The Bob D. Five, and they recorded the single Z45/1193 "High School Confidential"/"I Go Ape" in 1964 - this time for Zodiac.  Bobby disbanded the group after that and from 1965 to 1969 he released six more singles in his own right.  In 1966 Z45/1234 "Thanks Anyway"/"Work Song" and Z45/1247 "Leaning On A Lamp-Post"/"Dear Dad", in 1967 Z45/1301 "Nose For Trouble"/"I'll Remember Today" and Z45/1315 "When I'm Sixty-Four"/"Have You Ever Had The Blues", 1968 PF-338099 "High Classed"/"But I Do" for Philips NZ, and in 1969 TCP0006 "Love Me"/"Ragamuffin Man" for Treble Clef Records.

Bobby was on the six week whistle-stop C'Mon '67 Tour throughout the country.