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When Day is Done

Dave Nelson & The King's Men


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Feat. Charles Fraizer


Recorded in New York City on January 14th 1931 featuring Dave Nelson trumpet, director, & vocals, Henry Brown and Marvin Herbert trumpet, Wilber DeParis trombone, Buster Bailey and Glyn Paque clarinet & alto sax, Wayman Carver and Charles Fraizer tenor sax, Sam Allen piano, Arthur Taylor guitar, Simon Marrero bass, and Gerald Hobson drums.

*"When Day Is Done" was composed by Dr. Robert Katscher, with lyrics by Buddy DeSylva.

In 1931 when Joe "King" Oliver's health deteriorated to the point where he could no longer lead his band or perform, his nephew Dave Nelson assumed control of his famous Orchestra. An extremely talented trumpeter in his own right, Nelson went on to direct the group for their next two recording sessions held in June and again in January (billed as "Dave's Harlem Highlights") of that year.

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