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Roquel "Billy" Davis (July 11, 1932 - September 2, 2004) of Detroit was an American songwriter, record producer, and singer. Davis is best known as a songwriter for a number of soul musicians label, and as a writer/producer of commercial jingles, mostly for Coca-Cola.

Early in his career, Davis worked with an early version of The Four Tops called "The Four Aims", which included his cousin Lawrence Payton. In the late-1950s, he and collaborator Berry Gordy wrote a number of hit songs for Jackie Wilson. The most notable of these was "Lonely Teardrops", written by Davis, Gordy, and Gordy's sister Gwen, who was Davis's girlfriend at the time. Davis and Gwen Gordy later founded the Anna record label, which was the distributor of the early singles from Berry Gordy's Tamla (later Motown) label.

By the mid-1960s, Davis was in charge of the A&R and creative departments at Chess Records, supervising the in-house songwriters and producers. During this period, he wrote and produced for many artists, including Etta James, The Dells, Billy Stewart, Jackie Ross, and Fontella Bass, whose 1965 "Rescue Me" was Davis' biggest hit.

Davis's success garnered him a position writing and producing jingles at the McCann-Erickson advertising agency, where he eventually rose to Senior Vice-President and Music Director. While at McCann-Erickson, Davis's primary client was The Coca-Cola Company, for which he produced the famous jingle "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing ", used in a 1971 Coca-Cola television advertisement. He also produced other jingles such as "It's the Real Thing" and "Things Go Better With Coke" for Coca-Cola, "Country Sunshine" for Coca-Cola, and "If You've Got the Time" for Miller Beer.
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Total Books: 8
Design My Ride
2006 - Design My Ride (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780439777643
ISBN-10: 043977764X
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How to Draw Robots Androids  Cyborgs
2005 - How to Draw Robots Androids Cyborgs (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780439830829
ISBN-10: 0439830826
Genre: Children's Books
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My Hammer
2001 - My Hammer [Home Depot] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780439288606
ISBN-10: 0439288606
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Shake the Maracas
2000 - Shake the Maracas [Rockin' Rhythm Band Board Books] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780439192613
ISBN-10: 0439192617
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Beat the Drum
2000 - Beat the Drum [Davis, Billy, Rockin' Rhythm Band Board Books.] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780439192620
ISBN-10: 0439192625
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment
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The Civil War Journal of Billy Davis From Hopewell Indiana to Port Republic Virginia
How To Draw Speed Machines
How to Draw Speed Machines (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780439742405
ISBN-10: 0439742404
Genre: Arts & Photography
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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How to Draw Motorcycles  Choppers
How to Draw Motorcycles Choppers [How to Draw] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780439871945
ISBN-10: 0439871948
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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