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Venice Beach
by Stephen Allen Davis

Overview


"Venice Beach" is the story of Dawn Rae. A hooker/dope fiend trying to stay alive in her own self-imposed nightmare in this seedy, violent sub-culture that thrives in this ocean-side area of Los Angeles. Eight peoples lives become entangled in a world of drugs, greed and murder. The story accelerates thru to the final chapters and speeds towards its shocking and psychotic conclusion.

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About the author


Stephen Allen Davis Stephen Allen Davis grew up outside of Nashville in Hendersonville, Tennessee. During his teens he was a nationally ranked tournament water skier and played basketball and football. But seeing The Beatles on Ed Sullivan, February 9, 1964, forever changed what he wanted to do with his life. From age 14, he organized his own bands and played in and around Nashville. During his senior year he had a football injury that took that sport and the skiing away and like life can do, something was to replace it. In 1967, the summer he got of out high school he started playing bass in a band that worked in the infamous Printer’s Alley. He was underage and the drummer in the band got him a fake ID. Later on that summer the band, “Billy Osborne and the Tracers”, got a house gig in Indianapolis at the Sugar Shack. The six of them moved into two rooms at a downtown hotel. Stephen’s mother made him promise to return and go to college. He entered Peabody College in Nashville that fall. Stephen talked with his uncle, Music City legend, Harold Bradley, about getting into the music business. He suggested contacting a publisher. Stephen got the phone book and found Music Publishers and called until someone said they would see him. That person was Norro Wilson, who ran Al Gallico Music. In his first meeting. Norro listened but nothing really knocked him out. Davis asked if he could play him one more song. He did not have it on tape but he could he play it on guitar. He played a song that was written one night in his bedroom at home. Norro immediately recognized this as a potential hit song. He contacted Gallico in New York and Davis played it over the phone for him. Gallico also felt the song was a hit. He said he wanted to take the song to Jerry Wexler for Percy Sledge. That song was one of Percy’s biggest hits, “Take Time To Know Her”. Stephen was inked to a publishing deal at $175 a month. The early part of 1968 also saw Steve Davis get his first recording contract with RCA Records. Since then Stephen has written over 350 songs that have been recorded with total sales of over 30 Million Records. He has 18 BMI “Most Performed” song awards and has been nominated for Grammy’s twice. He has three BMI “Million Aire” award songs in his catalog. His songs have been recorded by a diverse group of artists. Everyone from Diana Ross to Tammy Wynette, Joe Cocker to George Jones and Meatloaf to Johnny Mathis. Davis’ own self-released CD, “The Light Pink Album”, was hailed in 1995 by AAA Radio guru Dennis Constantine at KBCO-Boulder as the epitome of the new Triple-A format which Constantine was trailblazing. In 2011 Stephen did his first PBS special, “THE DESERT SESSIONS“ which was described as a cutting edge live performance that introduced a large section of the country to his music. Stephen Allen Davis’s skill in writing great songs has transcended into also writing a novel and three screenplays, the most recent of which is “WELCOME TO MOUTHFULL”, a comedic look at the fictional backwoods exploits of JohnnyElvisCash, perhaps one of the most talented musicians to never quite make it out of Mouthfull, Tennessee. Currently in development for production on network/cable television, “WELCOME TO MOUTHFULL” should prove to be Davis’s most creative endeavor yet. For more information on Stephen Allen Davis, please visit: Partial Discography Percy Sledge Take Time To Know Her (#1 Pop/R&B Single) Joe Cocker Love Is On Fade No Ordinary World Different Roads Highway, Highway Just To Keep From Drowning The Way Her Love Is Love On A Fade (Total 12 Million Sales) Just To Keep From Drowning Meatloaf Where Angels Sing (5 Million Sales) Trace Adkins Thankful Man (500,000 Sales) Diana Ross The Best Years Of My Life (2 Million Sales) Ronnie Dunn I’m Not Ready Yet Faith Hill No Greater Love John Hiatt Take Time To Know He Frank Sinatra Penny Tammy Wynette One Of A Kind (#1 Country Single) No One Else In The World (#8 Country Single) Reba McIntyre Just A Little Love (#1 Country Single) The Divinyls A Long Time George Jones The Fool Strikes Again Barbara Mandrell There’s No Love In Tennessee (#1 Country Single) Only A Lonely Heart Knows (#4 Country Single) Charly McClain Sleeping With The Radio On (#1 Country Single) Radio Heart (#1 Country Single) Just One Look In Your Eyes (#3 Country Single) Jo Dee Messina Stand Beside Me (#1 Country Single) Lonestar No Greater Love Tom Jones Once In A Lifetime Tanya Tucker The Child Little Texas Amy’s Back In Austin (#4 Country Single) Charlie Rich Beautiful Woman (#9 Country Single) Johnny Paycheck 15 Beers (#8 Country Single) Alabama Down On Longboat Key (2 Million Sales) Memphis Slim I Was Born In Memphis Engelbert Humperdinck My One True Love Johnny Mathis I’ll Do It All For You Lacy J. Dalton Forever And Forever Tanya Tucker The Child Recording Artist / Stephen Allen Davis The Lemonade Charade / Hideaway of your Love / Smash Records / 1967 Produced by: Tony Moon Steve Davis: Lead Singer and Guitar Steve Davis / RCA / 1969 Produced by: Norro Wilson Single: A Song That Reminds Me of You / A Change In My Life Written by: Steve Davis RCA Studio B -Nashville, Tennessee Steve Davis Group / Music / RCA-LP / 1970 Produced by: Steve Davis / Gerald Bentley Smith / Danny Davis All songs written by: Steve Davis Steve Davis: All Vocals, Piano, B-3 Hammond, Guitars, Marimba Recorded and Mixed by: Al Pachuki / RCA Studio A - Nashville, Tennessee Steve Davis / A Japanese Opera LP/ 1972 Produced by: Steve Davis / Philip McDonald Recorded at: EMI Abby Road / Apple Studios – Saville Row London, England All Song Written by Steve Davis Steve Davis: All vocals / Glass Guitars / Piano/ Bass / Drums Mixed at: Apple Studios / London, England by Philip McDonald Steve Davis / Double-Measure, Double-Pleasure / Barclay Records / 1974 Produced by: Philippe Rault All Songs Written by: Steve Davis Steve Davis: All Vocals / Guitar / Piano / Keys Recorded at: Ray Stevens Lab by David Malloy, Nashville Mixed at: Studio In The Country / Bogalusa, Louisiana Steve Davis / Single / Step Lovers / Columbia Records / 1977 Produced by: Billy Sherrill Song Written by: Steve Davis / Sammy Lyons Steve Davis / Single / Up There With You / Epic Records/ 1978 Produced by: Billy Sherrill Song Written by: Steve Davis / Danny Dean Darst Steve Davis / Mr. Everything LP/ Epic-Sony / 1979 Produced by: Pete Drake All Songs Written by: Steve Davis Steve Davis: All Vocals / Piano / B-3 Hammond / Guitars Stephen Allen Davis / Blues Indigo Projections LP -EMI / 1988 Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis All Songs Written by: Stephen Allen Davis S.A.Davis: All Vocals / Piano / Guitar Stephen Allen Davis / The Light Pink Album CD / Hometown Records / 1993 Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis All Song written by: Stephen Allen Davis Stephen Allen Davis: All Vocals / Guitars / Keyboards Engineered and Mixed by: James Tuttle / Boulder, Colorado Stephen Allen Davis / The Pinecliffe Tapes CD / Hometown Records / 1995 Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis All Song written by: Stephen Allen Davis Stephen Allen Davis: All Vocals / Guitars / Keyboards Engineered and Mixed by: James Tuttle / Boulder, Colorado Stephen Allen Davis / The Desert Sessions CD / Hometown Records / 1995 Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis All Song written by: Stephen Allen Davis Stephen Allen Davis: All Vocals / Guitars / Keyboards Engineered and Mixed by: Stephen Allen Davis / Nederland, Colorado Stephen Allen Davis / Human-Human CD/ Hometown Records / 1999 Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis All Song written by: Stephen Allen Davis Stephen Allen Davis: All Vocals / Guitars / Keyboards Engineered and Mixed by: Stephen Allen Davis / Marina Del Rey, California JohnnyElvisCash: Running Wild CD (12 cuts) 2007 Music Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis and Mann Randolph Songs Written and Performed by: Stephen Allen Davis Musicians: Stephen Allen Davis Recorded and Mixed by: Stephen Allen Davis @ Twangstar Studios / Nederland Colorado Filmography Credits The Desert Sessions: Music and Film Credits / 2005 Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis / Bill Thorvelson / Paul Soderman for Warrior Artists Directed by: Stephen Allen Davis / Paul Soderman Music Written and Performed by: Stephen Allen Davis Editing: Stephen Allen Davis / Paul Soderman Live Recording and Mixes: James Tuttle / Boulder, Colorado JohnnyElvisCash: Video Credits Running Wild: 2012 Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis and Mann Randolph Creative Concept: Stephen Allen Davis Directed by: Stephen Allen Davis Music Written, Performed and Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis Camera and Editing: Stephen Allen Davis Actor: Stephen Allen Davis Sleep Now My Love: 2012 Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis and Mann Randolph Creative Concept: Stephen Allen Davis Directed by: Stephen Allen Davis Music Written, Performed and Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis Camera and Editing: Stephen Allen Davis Actor: Stephen Allen Davis Welcome To Mouthfull/ TV Show -In Development- 2014 Creative Concept: Stephen Allen Davis Writer: Stephen Allen Davis Music Written, Performed and Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis Recorded and Mixed by: Stephen Allen Davis Lead Character: JohnnyElvisCash played by Stephen Allen Davis
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Book details

Genre:DRAMA

Subgenre:American

Language:English

Pages:388

eBook ISBN:9781483578378


Overview


"Venice Beach" is the story of Dawn Rae. A hooker/dope fiend trying to stay alive in her own self-imposed nightmare in this seedy, violent sub-culture that thrives in this ocean-side area of Los Angeles. Eight peoples lives become entangled in a world of drugs, greed and murder. The story accelerates thru to the final chapters and speeds towards its shocking and psychotic conclusion.

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Description



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About the author


Stephen Allen Davis Stephen Allen Davis grew up outside of Nashville in Hendersonville, Tennessee. During his teens he was a nationally ranked tournament water skier and played basketball and football. But seeing The Beatles on Ed Sullivan, February 9, 1964, forever changed what he wanted to do with his life. From age 14, he organized his own bands and played in and around Nashville. During his senior year he had a football injury that took that sport and the skiing away and like life can do, something was to replace it. In 1967, the summer he got of out high school he started playing bass in a band that worked in the infamous Printer’s Alley. He was underage and the drummer in the band got him a fake ID. Later on that summer the band, “Billy Osborne and the Tracers”, got a house gig in Indianapolis at the Sugar Shack. The six of them moved into two rooms at a downtown hotel. Stephen’s mother made him promise to return and go to college. He entered Peabody College in Nashville that fall. Stephen talked with his uncle, Music City legend, Harold Bradley, about getting into the music business. He suggested contacting a publisher. Stephen got the phone book and found Music Publishers and called until someone said they would see him. That person was Norro Wilson, who ran Al Gallico Music. In his first meeting. Norro listened but nothing really knocked him out. Davis asked if he could play him one more song. He did not have it on tape but he could he play it on guitar. He played a song that was written one night in his bedroom at home. Norro immediately recognized this as a potential hit song. He contacted Gallico in New York and Davis played it over the phone for him. Gallico also felt the song was a hit. He said he wanted to take the song to Jerry Wexler for Percy Sledge. That song was one of Percy’s biggest hits, “Take Time To Know Her”. Stephen was inked to a publishing deal at $175 a month. The early part of 1968 also saw Steve Davis get his first recording contract with RCA Records. Since then Stephen has written over 350 songs that have been recorded with total sales of over 30 Million Records. He has 18 BMI “Most Performed” song awards and has been nominated for Grammy’s twice. He has three BMI “Million Aire” award songs in his catalog. His songs have been recorded by a diverse group of artists. Everyone from Diana Ross to Tammy Wynette, Joe Cocker to George Jones and Meatloaf to Johnny Mathis. Davis’ own self-released CD, “The Light Pink Album”, was hailed in 1995 by AAA Radio guru Dennis Constantine at KBCO-Boulder as the epitome of the new Triple-A format which Constantine was trailblazing. In 2011 Stephen did his first PBS special, “THE DESERT SESSIONS“ which was described as a cutting edge live performance that introduced a large section of the country to his music. Stephen Allen Davis’s skill in writing great songs has transcended into also writing a novel and three screenplays, the most recent of which is “WELCOME TO MOUTHFULL”, a comedic look at the fictional backwoods exploits of JohnnyElvisCash, perhaps one of the most talented musicians to never quite make it out of Mouthfull, Tennessee. Currently in development for production on network/cable television, “WELCOME TO MOUTHFULL” should prove to be Davis’s most creative endeavor yet. For more information on Stephen Allen Davis, please visit: Partial Discography Percy Sledge Take Time To Know Her (#1 Pop/R&B Single) Joe Cocker Love Is On Fade No Ordinary World Different Roads Highway, Highway Just To Keep From Drowning The Way Her Love Is Love On A Fade (Total 12 Million Sales) Just To Keep From Drowning Meatloaf Where Angels Sing (5 Million Sales) Trace Adkins Thankful Man (500,000 Sales) Diana Ross The Best Years Of My Life (2 Million Sales) Ronnie Dunn I’m Not Ready Yet Faith Hill No Greater Love John Hiatt Take Time To Know He Frank Sinatra Penny Tammy Wynette One Of A Kind (#1 Country Single) No One Else In The World (#8 Country Single) Reba McIntyre Just A Little Love (#1 Country Single) The Divinyls A Long Time George Jones The Fool Strikes Again Barbara Mandrell There’s No Love In Tennessee (#1 Country Single) Only A Lonely Heart Knows (#4 Country Single) Charly McClain Sleeping With The Radio On (#1 Country Single) Radio Heart (#1 Country Single) Just One Look In Your Eyes (#3 Country Single) Jo Dee Messina Stand Beside Me (#1 Country Single) Lonestar No Greater Love Tom Jones Once In A Lifetime Tanya Tucker The Child Little Texas Amy’s Back In Austin (#4 Country Single) Charlie Rich Beautiful Woman (#9 Country Single) Johnny Paycheck 15 Beers (#8 Country Single) Alabama Down On Longboat Key (2 Million Sales) Memphis Slim I Was Born In Memphis Engelbert Humperdinck My One True Love Johnny Mathis I’ll Do It All For You Lacy J. Dalton Forever And Forever Tanya Tucker The Child Recording Artist / Stephen Allen Davis The Lemonade Charade / Hideaway of your Love / Smash Records / 1967 Produced by: Tony Moon Steve Davis: Lead Singer and Guitar Steve Davis / RCA / 1969 Produced by: Norro Wilson Single: A Song That Reminds Me of You / A Change In My Life Written by: Steve Davis RCA Studio B -Nashville, Tennessee Steve Davis Group / Music / RCA-LP / 1970 Produced by: Steve Davis / Gerald Bentley Smith / Danny Davis All songs written by: Steve Davis Steve Davis: All Vocals, Piano, B-3 Hammond, Guitars, Marimba Recorded and Mixed by: Al Pachuki / RCA Studio A - Nashville, Tennessee Steve Davis / A Japanese Opera LP/ 1972 Produced by: Steve Davis / Philip McDonald Recorded at: EMI Abby Road / Apple Studios – Saville Row London, England All Song Written by Steve Davis Steve Davis: All vocals / Glass Guitars / Piano/ Bass / Drums Mixed at: Apple Studios / London, England by Philip McDonald Steve Davis / Double-Measure, Double-Pleasure / Barclay Records / 1974 Produced by: Philippe Rault All Songs Written by: Steve Davis Steve Davis: All Vocals / Guitar / Piano / Keys Recorded at: Ray Stevens Lab by David Malloy, Nashville Mixed at: Studio In The Country / Bogalusa, Louisiana Steve Davis / Single / Step Lovers / Columbia Records / 1977 Produced by: Billy Sherrill Song Written by: Steve Davis / Sammy Lyons Steve Davis / Single / Up There With You / Epic Records/ 1978 Produced by: Billy Sherrill Song Written by: Steve Davis / Danny Dean Darst Steve Davis / Mr. Everything LP/ Epic-Sony / 1979 Produced by: Pete Drake All Songs Written by: Steve Davis Steve Davis: All Vocals / Piano / B-3 Hammond / Guitars Stephen Allen Davis / Blues Indigo Projections LP -EMI / 1988 Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis All Songs Written by: Stephen Allen Davis S.A.Davis: All Vocals / Piano / Guitar Stephen Allen Davis / The Light Pink Album CD / Hometown Records / 1993 Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis All Song written by: Stephen Allen Davis Stephen Allen Davis: All Vocals / Guitars / Keyboards Engineered and Mixed by: James Tuttle / Boulder, Colorado Stephen Allen Davis / The Pinecliffe Tapes CD / Hometown Records / 1995 Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis All Song written by: Stephen Allen Davis Stephen Allen Davis: All Vocals / Guitars / Keyboards Engineered and Mixed by: James Tuttle / Boulder, Colorado Stephen Allen Davis / The Desert Sessions CD / Hometown Records / 1995 Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis All Song written by: Stephen Allen Davis Stephen Allen Davis: All Vocals / Guitars / Keyboards Engineered and Mixed by: Stephen Allen Davis / Nederland, Colorado Stephen Allen Davis / Human-Human CD/ Hometown Records / 1999 Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis All Song written by: Stephen Allen Davis Stephen Allen Davis: All Vocals / Guitars / Keyboards Engineered and Mixed by: Stephen Allen Davis / Marina Del Rey, California JohnnyElvisCash: Running Wild CD (12 cuts) 2007 Music Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis and Mann Randolph Songs Written and Performed by: Stephen Allen Davis Musicians: Stephen Allen Davis Recorded and Mixed by: Stephen Allen Davis @ Twangstar Studios / Nederland Colorado Filmography Credits The Desert Sessions: Music and Film Credits / 2005 Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis / Bill Thorvelson / Paul Soderman for Warrior Artists Directed by: Stephen Allen Davis / Paul Soderman Music Written and Performed by: Stephen Allen Davis Editing: Stephen Allen Davis / Paul Soderman Live Recording and Mixes: James Tuttle / Boulder, Colorado JohnnyElvisCash: Video Credits Running Wild: 2012 Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis and Mann Randolph Creative Concept: Stephen Allen Davis Directed by: Stephen Allen Davis Music Written, Performed and Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis Camera and Editing: Stephen Allen Davis Actor: Stephen Allen Davis Sleep Now My Love: 2012 Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis and Mann Randolph Creative Concept: Stephen Allen Davis Directed by: Stephen Allen Davis Music Written, Performed and Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis Camera and Editing: Stephen Allen Davis Actor: Stephen Allen Davis Welcome To Mouthfull/ TV Show -In Development- 2014 Creative Concept: Stephen Allen Davis Writer: Stephen Allen Davis Music Written, Performed and Produced by: Stephen Allen Davis Recorded and Mixed by: Stephen Allen Davis Lead Character: JohnnyElvisCash played by Stephen Allen Davis
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