Dennis Davis

born on 28/8/1951 in New York City, NY, United States

died on 6/4/2016

Dennis Davis

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Dennis Davis

Dennis Davis is an American drummer and session musician best known for his work with David Bowie.

He was born and raised in Manhattan, New York City and studied with the late drummers Max Roach and Elvin Jones. He met guitarist Carlos Alomar when they were both playing with Roy Ayers.[1] Davis was hired by David Bowie in 1974 with Alomar and bassist George Murray. Davis formed the rhythm section which performed on a number of Bowie's albums released in the 1970s.

Selective discography

With Roy Ayers

  • Coffy (1973)
  • Virgo Red (1973)
  • Tear to a Smile (1975)
  • Red, Black and Green (1973)
  • You Send Me (1978)
  • I'm the One for your Love Tonight (1987)
  • Double Trouble (1992)
  • Good Vibrations (1993)
  • Naste (1995)
  • Mahogany Vibe (2004)

With George Benson

  • Good King Bad (CTI, 1975)

With David Bowie

  • Young Americans (1975)
  • Station to Station (1976)
  • Low (1977)
  • "Heroes" (1977)
  • Stage (1978)
  • Lodger (1979)
  • Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980)

With Ronnie Foster

  • Cheshire Cat (1975)

with Iggy Pop

  • The Idiot (RCA, 1977)

With Stevie Wonder

  • Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants (Motown, 1979) -- "A Seed's a Star/Tree Medley"
  • Hotter Than July (Motown, 1980) -- "Did I Hear You Say You Love Me," "As If You Read My Mind", "Master Blaster (Jammin')"
  • Original Musiquarium (Motown, 1982) -- "Do I Do"
  • Characters (Motown, 1987) -- "Free"

With Jermaine Jackson

  • Let's Get Serious (Motown, 1980) -- "Let's Get Serious," "Where Are You Now," "You're Supposed to Keep Your Love for Me"


  1. Carlos Alomar Q&A. Retrieved on 2011-10-11.

External links

  • Dennis Davis Website
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