CBS Philly Celebrates

Black History Month


By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Vidal Davis is one-half of the dynamic producing duo Dre & Vidal.  These Grammy Award winners have written songs for megastars including Michael Jackson, Usher, and Justin Timberlake.

Davis says his early days growing up in Germantown helped plant his roots in music.

“I came up in church, so I had to play the drums every Sunday,” he recalls.  “On Wednesdays I had to be at the service.”

He was in church when he met André Harris, and they teamed up to make magic.

“The chemistry we had as musicians, nobody else had it,” Davis says.

And Davis says he is proud to be from Philadelphia, and even more proud to be a piece of the city’s rich musical landscape:

“I love Philadelphia — the culture and history in this city alone is just amazing. You have the Academy of Music, then you have Dick Clark, then you have Gamble and Huff.”

Hear Cherri Gregg’s full interview with Vidal Davis in this CBS Philly podcast…

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