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. 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 include work with 3LW, John Mellencamp, 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.
|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|
|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||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||John Mellencamp||On the Rural Route 7609 (Special Edition)||Bass|
|2010||Ernie Smith||Best of Original Masters||Strings|
- Milton Davis - credits, AllMusic.
- "The New Mastersounds Make Faultline Home!" Faultline Studios, July 19, 2011.
- Blair Jackson, "The Neville Brothers - Still the first family of funk", Mix, December 1, 2004.
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