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"Twilight Time" by The Platters

Doo Wop

One of the best songs from one of the best vocal harmony groups of the doo wop era is the golden oldie  “Twilight Time” as sung by The Platters. The beautiful lyrics for “Twilight Time” were written by songwriter, producer and arranger Buck Ram.  The music was written by The Three Suns (Morty Nevins, Al Nevins, and Artie Dunn), who originally recorded the song. They had a hit with it in 1944. Les Brown & HIs Band of Renown did a popular instrumental  version in 1945. And  Jimmy Dorsey had a version with Teddy Walters on the vocals. The song was emotionally moving for those involved in the end of World War II.

Here are the lyrics to “Twilight Time” by The Platters:

“Heavenly shades of night are falling, it’s twilight time
Out of the mist your voice is calling, it’s twilight time
When purple-colored curtains mark the end of day
I’ll hear you, my dear, at twilight time

Deepening shadows gather splendor as day is done
Fingers of night will soon surrender the setting sun
I count the moments darling till you’re here with me
Together at last at twilight time

Here, in the afterglow of day, we keep our rendezvous beneath the blue
Here in the same and sweet old way I fall in love again as I did then

Deep in the dark your kiss will thrill me like days of old
Lighting the spark of love that fills me with dreams untold
Each day I pray for evening just to be with you
Together at last at twilight time

Here, in the afterglow of day, we keep our rendezvous beneath the blue
Here in the sweet and same old way I fall in love again as I did then

Deep in the dark your kiss will thrill me like days of old
Lighting the spark of love that fills me with dreams untold
Each day I pray for evening just to be with you
Together at last at twilight time
Together at last at twilight time”

If you would like to read more about The Platters, please click here for “The Great Pretender” or click here for “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.”

The Platters, who were managed at one point by Buck Ram, had great success with the song.  In 1958, their version rose to #1 on both the U.S. Pop Singles Chart and the R&B Chart. This song features Tony Williams on lead vocals. The other group members for the single included Herbert Reed, David Lynch, Paul Robi, and Zola Taylor. The Platters, from Los Angeles, were pioneers of this first era of rock and roll, combining R&B, doo-wop, pop, and rock.

Buck Ram  also produced and arranged for The Penguins, The Coasters, The Drifters, Ike and Tina Turner, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, and many, many more.

For More Golden Oldies Music

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop, rock and roll, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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6 Comments

  1. […] more about other songs by The Platters, click here for “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” or click here for “Twilight […]

  2. […] If you are interested in reading about and listening to another song by The Platters, please click here for their version of “Twilight Time.” […]

  3. […] about and listening to other songs by The Platters: “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” “Twilight Time,” “The Great Pretender,” “Harbor Lights,” “Only You (And You […]

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