Davel Records was a small independent label from Scotland.  Davel seems to have been primarily a management agency, run by David Forbes.  It handled the affairs of Elaine Simmons, one of the winners of the TV talent show 'New Faces'.  In the wake of her victory Elaine made an album ('The Singer Of The Song'; 2383-402) for Polydor in 1976, and she followed that up with a couple of singles, 'Try Me Again' b/w 'When The Party's Over' (2058-876; 1977), and 'Never Together' b/w 'The Singer Of The Song' (2058-927; 1977).  She also hosted a TV show in Scotland, which was again called 'The Singer Of The Song'.  Her contract with Polydor seems not to have been renewed, but there was plainly enough interest in her work for Davel to record and issue four more of her tracks on an EP.  The tracks concerned were cover versions of 'Angie Baby', 'Love Hurts', Making The Best Of A Bad Situation', and 'I'm Nearly Famous', and the EP was issued in 1979.  Its catalogue number, CPEP-026, is one of a series which appears to have been used by the custom recording department of Radio Edinburgh Ltd. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

79 Elaine Simmons Elaine (Ep) DAVEL CPEP  026

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