Danny Davis

Date: 1995 November 28
Length: 99 min.
Call Number: OHC80


Nashville musician and producer. Born May 29, 1925. Trumpet player and leader of the Nashville Brass. Country and pop record producer, 1950s-1960s. Danny Davis & the Nashville Brass were awarded the Country Music Association’s Instrumental Group of the Year, 1969-1974.

Interview Summary

1995 November 28
(1 hour, 39 minutes)
Danny Davis discusses the development and history of his career in country music. Discussion includes his early musical career; the impact of Fred Rose on his career; working in New York; stories about Fred Rose’s early career; working as a producer; his move to Nashville to work for Chet Atkins at RCA; the start of the Nashville Brass; selecting material to record; his audience; changes in the country music market; and his current career activities.