Rose Davis came from the Crescent City and her first release "Sittin' And Drinking" is a tough blues of considerable merit really suiting her powerful direct voice. The 45 was picked up by Excello but the bigger company failed to break it. Her other release for the Nashville based concern was a superb version of fellow Nola artists Danny White's enduring blues ballad Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Davis' straightforward singing fits the 12/8 tempo well over a super backdrop of piano and bluesy lead guitar and some very fine strings.
It's possible that veteran New Orleans writer/singer Tommy Ridgely -who produced these cuts at Knight Studios, Metairie LA - might have owned the Play label as well.
Sittin' and drinking / Yes I've been crying ~ PLAY 101 / EXCELLO 2335 (1973)
Kiss tomorrow goodbye / That's enough ~ EXCELLO 2337 (1973)
Note ~ "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" can be found on the Ace UK CD "The Heart Of Southern Soul Vol 3".