Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#843 (7/18/15 - 7/31/15)

DAY, DAWN AND DUSK (1950s)
(The 1940s is at their NEW WEBPAGE)

"When The Saints Go Marching In"
Day, Dawn And Dusk
on Destiny 1109-A
released in 1953

"Let The Tears Fall"/"Miss Petunia"
Day, Dawn & Dusk
on Apollo 476
released in 1955


Above: Photo of Day, Dawn And Dusk from 1952.

JET MAGAZINE, January 15, 1953: DAY, DAWN, DUSK SCORE WITH BURLESQUE ROUTINES
Nightclub Singers Day, Dawn and Dusk (Bob Caver, Mack Smith and Eddie Coleman) are scoring a hit in the plush desert winter resorts of California and Nevada with orchestrated productions of pop tunes and novel burlesques of the old favorites. The trio, in show business for more than a dozen years, hit upon the success formula after a tour of European and South American niteries before World War II, then introduced it in the smart cafes of Manhattan’s East Side. The gimmick has kept them in steady employment ever since, usually at "class" nightclubs. The singers begin their act with a pop tune in precision harmony, then hit a comedy note with glossy burlesques. The finale is a vocal imitation of a circus calliope, complete with voiced sound effects. They sing in Yiddish, Spanish, French and Italian, often surprise their audiences with comic take-off's in classic opera. After dates in Palm Springs, Las Vegas and Reno, they will return East for TV appearances and a spring tour of summer resorts in upstate New York.

CHECK OUT THE BRAND NEW DAY, DAWN AND DUSK WEBPAGE COVERING THE 1940s.
INCLUDED ARE THREE OF THEIR "SOUNDIE" VIDEOS TRANSFERRED DIRECTLY FROM THE ORIGINAL 16MM FILMS.



(Left) Day, Dawn And Dusk in their "Sleep Kentucky Babe" get-up.

(Above) Clipping from The Billboard 5/5/51.

ALSO:
From The Billboard 8/15/53....Eddie Coleman, Bob Caver and Mack Smith, American vocal trio billing themselves as Day, Dawn and Dusk, are topping the bill at the China Theater [Stockholm, Sweden] this month.



EXTRA AUDIO (Windows Media Player):

Clipping at Left is from July 1954. Members on this record are Eddie Coleman, Bob Caver and Mack Smith.

Listen to "All Thru The Years" - Day, Dawn, Dusk Trio - Herald 1000 - 1954.

Listen to "The Kiss" - Day, Dawn, Dusk Trio - Herald 1000 - 1954.

Trade Magazine Article (JULY 1954): ....Herald Record offices have the air of optimism these days with good reports on Day, Dawn and Dusk's "All Through The Years" from Los Angeles....

The Billboard Review (7/3/54):

DAY, DAWN, DUSK TRIO - HERALD 1000....
All Thru The Years
(68) Vaude trio turns in an attractive vocal job on a pleasant Latin-styled tune.
The Kiss (That Broke My Heart) (68) An amiable vocal interpretation of a folk-like ballad. However, the trio seems more at home with the modern styling of the flip.

(NOTE: A ratings range of 40-69 was considered "satisfactory.")



Above: Label image of Apollo 476 released in June 1955. This is Day, Dawn And Dusk's only release on the Apollo label. Members on this record are Eddie Coleman, Bob Caver and Mack Smith. Jim Tennyson-Charlie LaVerne also composed the flip of this record and "All Thru The Years" on Herald (see above). LaVerne's orchestra is on both records. Did Apollo procure the masters and publishing rights from Herald and assign their own matrix numbers?

The Billboard Review (6/18/55):

DAY, DAWN & DUSK - APOLLO 476
Let The Tears Fall
(70) The trio's good warble is vitiated [spoiled] by the bad balance here.
Miss Petunia (70) Good-rockin' show material here doesn't shape up wax-wise, altho Charles LaVerne's bright guitar backing is an asset.

(NOTE: A ratings range of 70-79 was considered "good.")



Above: Label image of Destiny 1109-A released in December 1953. The flip is an instrumental, "Swing-Shift," by Dick Taylor and his Taylor Made Music. In the 1950s, Day, Dawn And Dusk also had one record on Herald (1954) and one record on Josie (1956). See "EXTRA AUDIO" above for the Herald record.

The Billboard (8/29/53): DESTINY WAX DEBUTS ON COAST...
New Pop label made its bow in Hollywood. Tagged Destiny Records, with its first releases were two platters by Bobby Mazarin and chirp Helen McWilliams. Firm, headed by Sam Alexander, is currently setting nationwide distribution.
(NOTE: The same issue of Billboard mentions "Sam Alexander," a record dealer in Chicago, who closed his store the entire month of July. Was he in Hollywood forming the Destiny label?)

Trade Magazine Article (DECEMBER 1953): ....Day, Dawn and Dusk, booked by Bob Corash, are pulling good crowds into the Wolhurst, one of Denver's top-drawer clubs....

The Billboard Review (1/2/54):

DAY, DAWN AND DUSK - DESTINY 1109....
When The Saints Go Marching In
(65) Day, Dawn And Dusk turn in a satisfactory reading of the old Dixieland favorite over a bright backing by the Dick Taylor crew. Boys sell the ditty with life.

(NOTE: A ratings range of 40-69 was considered "satisfactory.")

Listen to this week's selections by Day, Dawn And Dusk: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. When The Saints Go Marching In
          2. Let The Tears Fall
          3. Miss Petunia
 
          ALL THREE played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. When The Saints Go Marching In
          2. Let The Tears Fall
          3. Miss Petunia

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. When The Saints Go Marching In
          2. Let The Tears Fall
          3. Miss Petunia

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