A local release on the Meridian label, Rap, by Paul's first group, the Six Soul Survivors (no connection with the "Expressway to Your Heart" act of the same era). Paul wrote both tracks, which were produced by his colleague, George Soule. If anyone can supply MP3s of these tracks, I'd be very grateful.
I Gotta Find A Way / It's Over My Head (Rap R105)
Thanks to Marcus LaRue for this information.
A little later, the Six Soul Survivors became the Endless Chain, and released another 45 under the name The Livin' End:
A promo shot from Malaco -(left to right) Donnie Kittrell, Julian Sparacino, Paul, Frank Morris, Gary Knight.
Soul Ghost / Groovin' (Mistown 1001)
Thanks to Frank Morris for the scans
Mississippi River / If I Wuz a Magician (Bang 568)
A Little Bit of Soap / Three Little Words (Bang 576) - Billboard No. 52
I Just Wanna Keep It Together / Pollyanna (Bang 579) - Billboard No 51
Can't You / Gonna keep On Lovin' You (Bang 581) - Billboard No 118
When My Little Girl Is Smiling / I Feel Better (Bang 587)
(Legendary songwriter and producer Jeff Barry was involved in this release; he produced and co-wrote "I Feel Better". The song also turned up on a Brazilian soundtrack LP to the TV series "O Cafona". Hard to find, although a few copies have turned up in recent years. A previously-unknown UK demo release is also now confirmed.
Got To Find My Way Back / I Can't Get Her Off My Mind (Bang 590)
Come On Honey / Livin' On Your Love (Bang 593)
Let Me Be The One (Bang 596)
(This single was never commercially released, and exists only as a promo and/or acetate)
Simple Man / What Would We Do Without Music (Bang 597)
Boogie Woogie Man / Johnny Poverty (Bang 599) - Billboard No 68
Mississippi River / Broken Hearted and Free(Bang 702)
???????? / Love Don't Come Easy (Bang 705)
The most elusive single in the Paul Davis discography. Several published guides list the A-side as "Daydreamer", but it is now clear that Paul never recorded a song of that title. I am told by a reliable source that the A-side was actually "Dream Of A Dreamer" from the "Paul Davis" LP. No copy has been seen by me, however.
Ride 'Em Cowboy / I'm the Only Sinner (In Salt Lake City) (Bang 712) Billboard No 23
Released under name Grand Canyon: Evil Boll-Weevil (not by Paul Davis) / Got to Find My Way Back (by Paul Davis) (Bang 713) - Billboard No 72
Discovered by Mark Moerman and revealed on the Paul Davis Yahoo group, this is a bizarre addition to the PD discography. A previously-unreleased, largely instrumental version of Paul's 1971 single "Got to Find My Way Back" appears as the flip of this novelty single. The A-side is a "break-in" record with an interviewer posing questions answered by brief clips of various hit songs. The theme is the daredevil stunt rider, Evel Knievel. For no obvious reason, Paul's song on the B-side (also listed as being by Grand Canyon) has no vocal verses, just the chorus. There is some extra instrumentation in places that gives the track a lot more punch, and unlike the original Paul Davis 45, it's in stereo. Thanks to Mark for original information about Grand Canyon. See also section on "The Reivers" for details of another Paul Davis 45 released under a different name.
Make Her My Baby / Can't Get Back to Alabama (Bang 717)
Keep Our Love Alive / I Got A Yearning (Bang 718) - Billboard No 90
Thinking of You / Karma Baby (Bang 724) - Billboard No 45
Superstar / Magnolia Blues (Bang 726) - Billboard No 35
Medicine Woman / Hallelujah Thank You Jesus (Bang 729)
I Go Crazy / Reggae Kinda Way (Bang 733) - Billboard No 7
Famously, held record for longest run on Hot 100 - an astonishing 40 weeks
Darlin' (featuring Susan Collins) / You're Not Just a Rose (Bang 736) Billboard No 51
Sweet Life / Bad Dream (Bang 738) - Billboard No 17
Do Right / He Sang Our Love Songs (Bang 4808) - Billboard No 23
Cry Just a Little / Do You Believe in Love (Bang 4811) - Billboard No 78
Cool Night / One More Time for the Lonely (Arista 0645) - Billboard No 11
'65 Love Affair / We're Still Together (Arista 0661) - Billboard No 6
Love Or let me Be Lonely / Oriental Eyes (Arista 0697) - Billboard No 40
You're Still New To me (with Marie Osmond) (Capitol/Curb 5613) - ( Billboard Country No 1)
I Won't Take Less Than Your Love (with Tanya Tucker and Paul Overstreet) (Capitol 44100) - (Billboard Country No 1)
Sweet Life (with Marie Osmond) (Capitol / Curb 44215) - (Billboard Country No 47)
Ride 'Em Cowboy / Darlin' (Bang ZS8 5201)
Sweet Life / I Go Crazy (Bang ZS8 5202)