Outselling their contemporaries Earth, Wind and Fire in Canada, 40 years on Crack of Dawn show no signs of slowing down. Releasing ‘Ol’ Skool’, a silky smooth track whose refreshing soulful rhythms is a nod to their soul-funk past, the Canadian collective have returned to claim the RnB throne once more.
Being the first black band to be signed by a major label (CBS), Crack of Dawn were discovered by Otis Redding’s producer and were predicted big things by the likes of Billboard in the US.
To accuse Crack of Dawn of being a collective of experienced musicians would be putting it lightly. With members such as guitarist and producer Carl Harvey who has been the lead-guitarist with Toots & the Maytals sharing in their Grammy win in 2004, Rupert Harvey founder of Canada’s most successful reggae band Messenjah and bassist Charles Sinclair who has played with Al Green, Crack of Dawn have no shortage of experience with music royalty.
Reuniting to re-record some of their classic songs for a new generation and long-time fans, as well as new material, Crack of Dawn are back and they’ve brought the soul and funk of the 70’s with them.