OLD TIME RADIO - 1 CD - 19 mp3 - Total Playtime: 3:24:07
The group was formed in 1939 by brothers Al Nevins (guitar) and Morty Nevins (accordion) and their cousin, radio and vaudeville veteran Artie Dunn (vocals, electronic organ). They became a popular nightclub attraction; during a New York engagement in 1944, they were signed to appear in short musical films for the Soundies movie jukeboxes. They performed nine songs for the cameras.
In 1944, The Three Suns scored their first hit record, "Twilight Time"; their version was strictly instrumental and did not feature the lyrics written later by Buck Ram. "Twilight Time" sold over four million copies and was awarded a gold record.
This was followed by "Peg o' My Heart", which was one of the best-selling records of 1947 in the United States. The group was featured in Alfred Hitchcock's Rope (1948) performing an off-screen "radio sequence", and in Two Gals and a Guy (1951). The band is also notable in that they were reputed to have been the favorite musical group of former First Lady Mamie Eisenhower.
During the 1950s the group continued to play "live" dates with the same personnel, but their recording sessions would often have studio musicians substituting for one or another, because keyboardist Artie Dunn did not read music and guitarist Al Nevins became more interested in the production end of the recording business. The group's popularity waned as rock and roll became popular, but the group reinvented itself by using its RCA Victor recording sessions as an audio laboratory, employing additional instruments and novel stereophonic effects. These new arrangements became popular among fans of lounge music and exotica. Al Nevins remained with RCA as a producer and arranger until his death in 1965; Morty Nevins then hired studio musicians Fred Mendelssohn and Vinnie Bell and recorded a new stereo album, using the Three Suns name.
Founding member Al Nevins was also co-founder of Aldon Music, a Brill Building songwriting company.
The Three Suns 56-xx-xx (168) First Song - Perdido
The Three Suns 56-xx-xx (170) First Song - In A Persian Market
The Three Suns 56-xx-xx (171) First Song - Canadian Capers
The Three Suns 56-xx-xx (172) First Song - Who's Sorry Now
The Three Suns 56-xx-xx (173) First Song - Moonlight and Roses
The Three Suns 56-xx-xx (174) First Song - Lover
The Three Suns 56-xx-xx (175) First Song - The Theme from the Threepenny Opera
The Three Suns 56-xx-xx (176) First Song - Stompin at the Savoy
The Three Suns 56-xx-xx (178) First Song - On A Little Street In Singapore
The Three Suns 56-xx-xx (179) First Song - In A Persian Market (different Version)
The Three Suns 56-xx-xx (180) First Song - The Breeze And I
The Three Suns 56-xx-xx (181) First Song - The Sheik
The Three Suns 56-xx-xx (182) First Song - Perdido (different Version with Lively Crowd)
The Three Suns 56-xx-xx (183) First Song - The Song of India
The Three Suns 56-xx-xx (184) First Song - Under Paris Skies
The Three Suns 56-xx-xx (187) First Song - Stompin' At The Savoy
The Three Suns 56-xx-xx (219) First Song - The Dancing Tambourine
Three Suns and The Starlet Crazy Rhythm
Three Suns and The Starlet I Never Knew
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