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Dennis Day

Born: July 16, 1945    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Dennis Day

Dennis Day’s performances span four decades. His formative musical years afforded performance opportunities in teen dance halls, high school “sock hops,” skating rinks, popular youth haunts and local clubs like Barbara’s Playhouse, in Gary, Indiana and Guys and Gals in nearby Chicago. From local talent shows in Northwest Indiana and Chicago, solos in church, and school choral ensembles in his native East Chicago, Indiana, Day eventually organized and became lead singer in a string of popular R&B and Doo-wop groups.

A racially integrated male vocal group portrayed in a 1960’s high school “sock hop” scene from late filmmaker Steve Teisech’s movie “Four Friends,”shot in Day’s high school, is in fact modeled on Day’s early group, the Valiants. The Valiants were featured on the Gary Crusader newspaper’s popular weekly radio show on WWCA A.M. During this period they were mentored by male vocal group the Dells, who much later were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The groups shared the same manager, who owned the lumber yard where both groups rehearsed....
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Dennis Day

All Things in Time
DDayMedia
2008
Tracks: Caravan; African Musing; Sister Sadie; Everything Must Change; Trouble Down Here Below; You Are Too Beautiful; Taking a Chance on Love; Hallelujah, I Love Her So; Desifinado; The Trolley Song - Get Me To The Church; Blues Medley; Who Can I Turn To.
Personnel: John DiMartino: piano; Danny Mixon: piano; Lisle Atkinson: bass; Eric Lemon: bass; Earl Grice: drums; Wycliffe Gordon: trombone; Joey Morant: trumpet; James Zollar: trumpet; Cleave Guyton: flute; Willie Martinez: percussion; Stefon Harris: marimbas.
Dennis Day

Sunday Morning Sunshine
DDay Media

Tracks: Sunday Morning Sunshine Vocal Version; Sunday Morning Sunshine Instrumental Version.
Personnel: T.K. Blue: alto saxophone; Art Porter Jr.: alto saxophone;Lawrence Hanks: keyboard, synthesizer; Art Porter Jr.: alto and soprano saxophone; Nick Colionne: guitar; Terry Morrisette: drums; The Dolmans: background vocals.

Dennis Day

For Only You
DDay Records
1999
Tracks: Knock on Wood; Hard Day's Night; Sunday Morning Sunshine; Away with You; No One Night Stand; He Will Break Your Heart; I'll Go it Alone; Only You; I Heard it Through the Grapevine.
Personnel: Lawrence Hanks: keyboard, synthesizer; Art Porter Jr.: alto and soprano saxophone; Nick Colionne: guitar; Terry Morrisette: drums.

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