Davis had a modest hit in 1972, "Buzzy Brown", written by fellow Wisconsin musician and Steve Miller Band co-founder James "Curley" Cooke. Davis continued an association with Steve Miller, resulting in Davis contributing two songs, co-written with Miller, to the 1984 Steve Miller Band album, Italian X Rays.
Davis died in 1988 from complications from diabetes.
^First compilation album of The Steve Miller Band, comprising material from the band's first five albums. "Your Saving Grace", originally credited solely to Davis on Your Saving Grace is credited on Anthology to Davis, Steve Miller and Ben Sidran. Credit reverts solely to Davis by the time of The Best of 1968-1973 (1990) and the Box Set (1994).