Milton Davis

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Milton Davis is an American musician, songwriter and producer from Birmingham, Alabama, who is based in the California Bay Area. He recalls being introduced to gospel music by his grandfather at the age of seven and playing and singing in gospel groups from his childhood to his teenage years.[citation needed] Davis’ grandfather was responsible for managing groups such as The Flying Clouds and The Mighty Clouds of Joy.

Davis' early influences include a large range of style and artists: Parliament Funkadelic, The Meters, Earth Wind & Fire, Roxy Music, Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel and Prince. His later influences include Jeff Buckley, Tool, Portishead, Jay-Z, The Foo Fighters, Jamiroquai, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane’s Addiction.

His accomplishments[1] include work with 3LW, John Mellencamp,[2] Michael Hedges, Tamia, Dawn Robinson, David Ryan Harris, Eric Benet, Paula Abdul, Chyna Phillips, Idina Menzel, Citizen King, Jhene, Damon Johnson and Al Jarreau. Davis was also responsible for the musical scoring of The Parent Trap.[1]

Discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Credits
Shane Evans Rise
1992 Vova Nova Vova Nova Bass, vocals
1995 Dionne Farris Wild Seed – Wild Flower Bass, producer
1996 Citizen King Count the Days Producer
1996 John Mellencamp Mr. Happy Go Lucky Bass
1997 David Ryan Harris 4 Songs Bass
1997 David Ryan Harris David Ryan Harris Bass
1998 Idina Menzel Still I Can’t Be Still Bass, producer
1999 The Other Sister Movie Soundtrack Composer, producer
2002 Lori Cullen So Much Executive producer
2002 Dawn Robinson Dawn Producer
2003 Various Artists N-Coded Music Presents, Vol. 2: Smooth Urban Vocal Composer
2003 Lil’ J Back 2 J Guitar
2003 Christina Valemi Aunque Soy Joven Composer
2003 T.D. Jakes Follow the Star Engineer, vocal producer
2003 Various Artists Fit Mix: Walking Composer
2004 Sonny Rollins Proper introduction to Sonny Rollins: Young Rollins Composer
2004 Various Artists Essential Jazz Collection (Encoded) Composer
2004 Various Artists Rock of the 90’s (Sony 3 Pak) Composer
2004 T.D. Jakes Follow the Star (DVD) Vocal producer
2004 Various Artists Christmas Gumbo Producer
2004 Neville Brothers[3] Walkin’ in the Shadow of Life Bass, audio production, guitar, producer, programming, mixing, composer
2004 John Mellencamp Words And Music: John Mellencamp’s Greatest Hits Bass
2004 Greta Gaines It Was Hot Producer
2005 Various Artists Austin City Limits Music Festival: 2004 Composer
2005 Aaron Neville Christmas Prayer Bass, composer, drum programming, engineer, orchestral arrangements, mixing, guitar, editing, percussion, vocals (background), vocal arrangement, string arrangements, programming
2005 Various Artists Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now Composer
2005 Neville Brothers Gold Composer, producer
2007 Various Artists All #1 Hits 90s Composer
2007 Various Artists Wow Gospel Christmas Vocal producer
2008 Wire: And All the Pieces Matter – Five Years of Music from the Wire Movie Soundtrack Producer
2008 Various Artists Essential 90’s (CD/DVD) Producer, composer
2008 Al Jarreau Love Songs Composer
2009 Sara Wasserman Solid Ground Audio production
2010 Damon Johnson Release Composer
2010 John Mellencamp On the Rural Route 7609 (Special Edition) Bass
2010 Ernie Smith Best of Original Masters Strings

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Milton Davis - credits, AllMusic.
  2. ^ "The New Mastersounds Make Faultline Home!" Faultline Studios, July 19, 2011.
  3. ^ Blair Jackson, "The Neville Brothers - Still the first family of funk", Mix, December 1, 2004.

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