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Thu, 12.26.1946

Day, Dawn, & Dusk (Singing Group) is formed

Day, Dawn & Dusk

*Day, Dawn, & Dusk are celebrated on this date in 1946. They were a. Black trio acapella singing group in the mid 20th century.

A vocal-instrumental trio, they were much in a style of other small combos such as the Three Bits of Rhythm, Doe-Ray-Me Trio, and the Three Peppers. They occupy a small niche in music history and are hard to define. Not quite R & B, not quite a jazz, not quite pop, but a curious mixture of all three with a bit of classical or even country thrown in.

Day, Dawn, and Dusk were Bob Carver, the pianist for the trio, Eddie Coleman, and Gus Simmons. They did not have an extensive recording history, but they put out records for several different labels. They began their recording career for a label called Collectors' Items in New York City. These songs date from the late nineteen forties and include "Basin Street Blues" and "Rigoletto in Harlem" on # 805. This was followed by "Bones Bones Bones" and "Mein Stetela Belz" on # 806.

The next mention of the trio in the trade press announced that they are doing good box office for an extended club date in Denver, Colorado, in December of 1953. During the following summer, a recording for the Herald label shows up as selling moderately well in the Los Angeles area. "The Kiss That Broke My Heart" and "All Through the Years" were recorded with the Orchestra of Charles LaVern. The next year found the trio recording for the Apollo label with "Let the Tears Fall" and "Miss Petunia" on # 476.

A year later, they showed up on Josie Records with "Anytime" and "Who Are You Kidding?" on # 794. Oklahoma City reported that "Anytime" was one of the top ten best-selling records in the R & B field in May of 1956. That seems to be the last mention of Day, Dawn, and Dusk.

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