Tracing My Dad
November 22, 2019 5:54 PM   Subscribe

Tracing My Dad - The Life and Music of Dennis Davis is a video series by Hikaru Davis, the young son of late former David Bowie drummer Dennis Davis, in which Hikaru interviews his father’s musical colleagues and associates.

The project, as described on Youtube:

Dennis Davis passed away on April 6th, 2016. Hikaru is the youngest child of the late drummer. Hikaru interviews some of the great musicians and producers who have worked with his late father, as well as Dennis's friends and family. Dennis Davis played with David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Roy Ayers, George Benson and many others. Hikaru hopes to learn how and why his father was one of the greatest drummers, and hear inspiring stories of his father through this tribute project.

The interviews:

Vol.1 With Sterling Campbell

Vol.2 With Donald Nicks And John Pressley

Vol.3 With Carlos Alomar

Vol.4 With Mark Adams

Vol.5 Special Edition - Funky Drummer

Vol.6 With Jan Michael Alejandro

Vol.7 With Emir Ksasan

Vol. 8 with George Murray Part 1
Vol. 8 with George Murray Part 2

Vol. 9 with Roy Ayers

David Bowie - Look Back in Anger Dennis Davis Isolated Drums Breakdown by Tony Visconti

Vol. 10 Tony Visconti on his work with Dennis Davis & David Bowie Pt. 1

Vol. 10 Tony Visconti discusses Dennis Davis and David Bowie Part 2

Vol. 10 Tony Visconti discusses Dennis Davis and David Bowie Part 3
posted by thelonius (3 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Amazing! Thank you for this post.
posted by shoesfullofdust at 6:48 PM on November 22, 2019 [1 favorite]

Thank you, thelonius.

I found out recently that Davis was also the drummer on Jermaine Jackson's biggest hit single "Let's Get Serious". Dude had major, major chops!


I'm going to go out of list order and look at George Murray's interviews first. I've always wondered what happened to him after his time in the DAM Trio.
posted by droplet at 8:24 PM on November 22, 2019 [1 favorite]

I have not watched the George Murray yet, but I think he works for a school system in CA, and has retired from the music business.
posted by thelonius at 1:39 AM on November 23, 2019 [1 favorite]

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