Label: RCA Victor - LSP-4627 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Dixieland, Country
Danny Kiss - Alive III May 29, — June 12, was a country music band leader, trumpet player, vocalist and producer, best known as the founder and leader of the Nashville Brass. Danny Davis was born as George Joseph Nowlan into a large Irish-Catholic family in Dorchester, Massachusetts one of his brothers became a priest who at one time was assigned to the Vatican. Davis's father died when he was five years old.
His mother supported the family by giving music lessons piano and voice in the family January Eighth (1972) - Danny Davis And The Nashville Brass* - Nashville Brass Turns To Gold. Davis began playing trumpet at a very early age under Mutterschaftsmarsch - Various - Hallo Dolly guidance of a man named Joseph Donovan.
He decided to leave the conservatory after only six January Eighth (1972) - Danny Davis And The Nashville Brass* - Nashville Brass Turns To Gold when he was offered a job as a trumpeter with the band of the drummer, Gene Krupa ca. In Martin's band, in addition to his duties on trumpet, Davis January Eighth (1972) - Danny Davis And The Nashville Brass* - Nashville Brass Turns To Gold as one of the "Martin Men" and roomed on the road with the band's male vocalist, Merv Griffin.
During the early s, Davis found some moderate success as a vocalist releasing several singles including "Object of My Affection" and "Crazy Heart. He also made an important contact in Nashville with Fred Rose. Davis cut pop demos of country songs for Rose. A few months later, the group followed it up with an album designed to capitalize on the " Twist " craze, with another instrumental album entitled, Let's Do the Twist for Adults MGM SE This collaboration lead to several number 1 hits for Francis.
In the early s Davis began taking Francis to Nashville where he recorded pop versions of country songs with her. It was during this time that his idea to record country songs with brass instruments was born.
During his stint at MGM, Davis recorded several albums with an orchestra composed of some of the best Various - Experience Music: A TuneCore Dance/Electronic Sampler musicians working in New York at the time.
Most notable among these is an album entitled Brass on the Rebound. This album was recorded in and featured only one woodwind player in the orchestra. This demonstrates Davis' penchant for working with a brass ensemble several years before he began the Nashville Brass. In his career as a record producer Davis worked with a wide variety Cyko Maton - Asesino - Corridos De Muerte artists, from Nina Simone to Polka king Frank Yankovic.
During his days in New York he was also involved in early testing for broadcasting television programs in color. In the mids, Davis moved to the RCA label. While still in New York he pitched his idea of recording country songs with a brass ensemble. To say the least, the idea was not well received. In Nashville, Davis was assigned to produce sessions on Waylon Jennings. Even though it was a recording produced by Davis that earned Jennings his first Grammy Award MacArthur Park with The Kimberly's the two men did not have a good working relationship.
It is reported that on one occasion Jennings pulled a gun on Davis during a recording session,  but Davis denies the incident ever took place. One evening Davis was in the office of his boss, Chet Atkins. He decided to pitch Chet his idea of recording country songs with brass instruments. Davis was surprised when Atkins told him he thought it was a good idea. Davis immediately went to work on a demo. The basic idea was to replace the vocalist with a brass ensemble two to three trumpets, two trombones playing over a standard country rhythm section guitar, bass, drums, banjo.
With the release of the first two albums, the group quickly found an audience with music fans. Most important was the acceptance of the Country Music fans whom Davis had been told, "don't like horns. Over the years the group garnered eleven more Grammy nominations and received many other awards from recording industry publications and associations.
Also in Davis changed his relationship with RCA in that he ceased to produce other artists so he could concentrate all his energies on the Nashville Brass. Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass took country music around the world, being one of the first acts in the genre to have their own airplane originally a DC-3 later a Martinnamed "Lady Barbara" for Davis' wife.
They were also one of the first Country acts to take the music to the Vegas strip working first as an opening act for Connie Francis and later Kay Starrthey soon returned to headline. The group also guest starred on many of the biggest television shows of the day including Red SkeltonEd Sullivan and the show of his old friend, Merv Griffin.
Davis and his group maintained a heavy touring schedule well into the s. The two performed shows nightly for a couple of years. For the majority of his touring years, Davis retained on salary a fairly consistent personnel line-up.
Davis and his group performed the English version of the theme song for the Japanese animated series Speed Racer. Davis was eighty years old at the time. The group performed two shows and received standing ovations for each. After Davis retired from performing, he and his wife of fifty-seven years, Barbara continued to make Nashville their home. The couple has four children: Kerry, Kim, Gavin and Tara. Danny and former Nashville Brass trumpeter, Ray Carroll, began a mail-order business selling Nashville Brass recordings on the internet.
Davis died on Thursday, June 12, at the age of 83 after suffering a heart attack at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 7, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other people named Daniel Davis, see Daniel Davis disambiguation. This article needs additional citations for verification.
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