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Carl H. Davis

recording company executive

Carl H. Davis, American recording company executive. Recipient Carl Davis Day, Mayor Jane M. Byrne, Chicago, 1981; named to American Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame, Inc.


Davis, Carl H. was born on September 19, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of William Albert and Mattie Ann (Gibson) Davis.


Student, Cortez Peters Business College, Chicago.


Vice president OKEH records Columbia Records, Chicago, 1960-1967. Executive vice president Brunswick Records, 1967-1976. Chairman, chief executive officer Carl David Productions, Inc., 1973-1984.

Finance planning Equitable Finance Services. Print advertising creator and producer radio and television International Entertainment Company, since 1985.


Football coach Hyde Park High School, Chicago. Board directors Montessori School, St. Albie School, Brass Foundation, Inc., Chicago, Med-Care health maintenance organization, Maywood, Illinois. Member South Chicago Health Foundation Board With United States Air Force, 1954, honorary discharge.

Member National Association Recording Arts and Sciences (board governors).


  • Other Interests

    Golf, tennis.


Married Bethsheba Smith, August 14, 1968 (divorced 1971). Children: Julio, Kelli. Married Dedra Lennette Gourdine, March 31, 1973.

Children: Pamela, Brian, Carl Junior, Tracie, Julio, Kelli, Carleen, Jamie.