Sunday, August 09, 2009

Eddie Daye RIP

Eddie Daye IMG_0514
Originally uploaded by NoVARon
Steve Kiviat has blogged on the City Paper's Music Blog that Eddie Daye passed away this past Thursday at the age of 78.Here is the link to Steve's obituary.

Vocalist Eddie Daye was a fixture on the DC music scene for about five decades. While leader of a 1950s vocal group, the Good Time Band, that included his wife, Denise, Daye and his group the Four Bars served as house band for Gee's 400 Club in Brentwood, MD, and Chuck & Billie's in Washington, D.C. Originally formed in the mid-fifties, they were influenced by groups like The Ravens and The Orioles and recorded for Jubilee and Shrine. Later he started Dayco to record the group. In more recent years he and Denise established themselves as DC rhythm & blues royalty.

This picture is from June, 2006 when Eddie Daye (and Denise) entertained the crowd at Lamont's as part of a bill headlined by Theodis Ealey. Highlight of his performance was him singing his blues, "(I Ain't No Dirty Old Man I'm a) Sexy Senior Citizen."

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