For Only You
Dennis Day's CD For Only You is a timeless classic. Says Downbeat jazz critic and noted author Herb Boyd, 'For Only You demonstrates Day's versatile and easy distinctive vocal style that, depending on the mood or the music, is reminiscent of Brooke Benton, Marvin Gaye, or the Platters' great lead singer Tony Williams. But Day's best moments are reserved for himself and his own mellow phrasings. His invaluable experience and consummate skills are fully assembled on this debut album.' Dennis first burst onto the scene as the originator and lead singer of the Valiants, who were signed to Steeletown Records along with label-mates The Jackson Five in 1966. In later years he became lead singer of Dino and the Dynamics, AKA the Jades, in Nashville, Tennessee, where Dennis attended Fisk University. The Jades first release, 'My Loss Your Gain' on the Decca label was listed in Cashbox National Top 40. A much sought-after demo artist on Nashville's Music Row, Dennis and Cleveland guitarist Frank 'Silk' Smith chalked up numerous demos for country artists. Then a string of featured soloist gigs with the Blackbyrds in Washington DC eventually led to Dennis's New York City debut in 1983. For over two decades, Dennis has led small jazz ensembles, performing in concerts, clubs, and music festivals to rave audience reviews. The CD For Only You is a rare recording, featuring Dennis's original compositions along with powerful accompaniment led by the late, great alto saxophonist Art Porter, Jr., a perennial favorite among easy-listening jazz audiences in the 1990s. The old-school covers are tightly arranged and richly textured and Dennis's sweet, soulful ballads offer a musical bouquet for listeners. This CD has something for everyone, and you are bound to find something for only you, so sit back and enjoy!