Dennis Davis

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This article is about the musician. For the American football player, see Dennis Davis, Jr.. For the British mountaineer, see Dennis Davis (climber).
Dennis Davis
Origin New York City, New York
United States
Occupation(s) Musician
Associated acts David Bowie, Stevie Wonder

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 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[edit]

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

With David Bowie

With Ronnie Foster

with Iggy Pop

With Stevie Wonder

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 2011-10-11. 

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