P.M. Dawn

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Also written as 'PM Dawn'.

Current members: Doc G [2005–] and K-R.O.K The Producer [2018–]
Past members: Prince Be [1988–c. 2005], DJ Minute Mix [1988–2005]

P.M. Dawn was founded in 1988 in Jersey City, New Jersey (USA) by the two brothers Attrell S. Cordes (a.k.a. Prince Be) and Jarrett Cordes (a.k.a. DJ Minute Mix). In 2005, Attrell suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed. Their cousin Gregory Carr (a.k.a. Dr. Giggles or Doc G) was added to the lineup for their comeback that year, and Jarrett was fired from the band right after. Attrell Cordes was unable to continue with the band due to continued health problems, and he died in 2016. The band continued with just Doc G, and added K-R.O.K. The Producer to the lineup in 2018.
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Albums

262830 Of The Heart, Of The Soul And Of The Cross: The Utopian Experience — P.M. Dawn P.M.Dawn* Of The Heart, Of The Soul And Of The Cross: The Utopian Experience (Album) Gee Street 262830 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
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314-514 517-4 The Bliss Album (Vibrations Of Love And Anger And The Ponderance Of Life And Existence) — P.M. Dawn PM Dawn* The Bliss Album (Vibrations Of Love And Anger And The Ponderance Of Life And Existence) (Album) Gee Street 314-514 517-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
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STARCD 6217 Jesus Wept — P.M. Dawn P.M. Dawn Jesus Wept (Album) Gee Street, Island Records STARCD 6217 South Africa 1995 Sell This Version
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GEE1003618P Dearest Christian, I'm So Very Sorry For Bringing You Here.  Love, Dad — P.M. Dawn P.M. Dawn Dearest Christian, I'm So Very Sorry For Bringing You Here. Love, Dad (Album) Gee Street GEE1003618P UK 1998 Sell This Version
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none Unreleased Vol. 1 — P.M. Dawn P.M. Dawn Unreleased Vol. 1(CD) Beatz To Go Music none US 2000 Sell This Version
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none Fucked Music — P.M. Dawn P.M. Dawn Fucked Music(CD) Beatz To Go Music none 2000 Sell This Version
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740078 Greatest Hits Live — P.M. Dawn P.M. Dawn Greatest Hits Live(CD) Sony Music Custom Marketing Group 740078 US 2009 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

120·18·007 Ode To A Forgetful Mind — P.M. Dawn P.M. Dawn Featuring Prince B* P.M. Dawn Featuring Prince B* - Ode To A Forgetful Mind (Maxi) Gee Street 120·18·007 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
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PR12 6694-1 A Watcher's Point Of View (Don't 'Cha Think) / Set Adrift On Memory Bliss — P.M. Dawn PM Dawn* A Watcher's Point Of View (Don't 'Cha Think) / Set Adrift On Memory Bliss(12", Promo) Gee Street, Island Records PR12 6694-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
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866 054 2 Paper Doll — P.M. Dawn P.M. Dawn Paper Doll (Single, Maxi) Gee Street, Gee Street, Island Records, Island Records 866 054 2 France 1991 Sell This Version
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AMDJ080691 A Watcher's Point Of View (Don't Cha Think) — P.M. Dawn PM Dawn* A Watcher's Point Of View (Don't Cha Think) (Maxi, Single) Gee Street, Island Records AMDJ080691 US 1991 Sell This Version
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1A 114619 Set Adrift On Memory Bliss — P.M. Dawn PM Dawn* Set Adrift On Memory Bliss (Maxi, Single) Gee Street, 4th & Broadway, Island Records 1A 114619 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
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none Every Kind of People / Set Adrift On Memory Bliss — P.M. Dawn Robert Palmer / P.M. Dawn Robert Palmer / P.M. Dawn - Every Kind of People / Set Adrift On Memory Bliss(Cass, Maxi, Promo) Island Records none UK 1991 Sell This Version
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2801 556 Disco Promocional Mix — P.M. Dawn P.M. Dawn / Banderas P.M. Dawn / Banderas - Disco Promocional Mix(12", Promo) Island Records 2801 556 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
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AMDJ102591 Set Adrift On Memory Bliss / Here We Go Again — P.M. Dawn PM Dawn* / Def Jef PM Dawn* / Def Jef - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss / Here We Go Again(12", Maxi, Promo) Gee Street, Delicious Vinyl, Island Records AMDJ102591 US 1991 Sell This Version
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74321116791 I'd Die Without You — P.M. Dawn PM Dawn* I'd Die Without You (Maxi, Single) Gee Street 74321116791 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
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422-866 821-1 Reality Used To Be A Friend Of Mine — P.M. Dawn P.M. Dawn Reality Used To Be A Friend Of Mine (Single, Maxi, EP) Gee Street, Island Records, Gee Street 422-866 821-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
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PRCD 6712-2 Comatose — P.M. Dawn P.M. Dawn Comatose(CD, Single, Promo) Gee Street PRCD 6712-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
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PHDR-705 More Than Likely — P.M. Dawn P.M. Dawn Featuring Boy George P.M. Dawn Featuring Boy George - More Than Likely (Maxi, Single) Gee Street PHDR-705 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
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422-862 475-1DJ The Ways Of The Wind — P.M. Dawn P.M. Dawn The Ways Of The Wind (Maxi, Single) Gee Street 422-862 475-1DJ US 1993 Sell This Version
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GEET 51 DJ Norwegian Wood — P.M. Dawn PM Dawn* Norwegian Wood (Single, Maxi) Gee Street, Island Records GEET 51 DJ UK 1993 Sell This Version
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422-864 967-1 Plastic — P.M. Dawn PM Dawn* Plastic (Single) Gee Street 422-864 967-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
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422-858 057-2 You Got Me Floatin' — P.M. Dawn PM Dawn* You Got Me Floatin' (Maxi, Single) Gee Street 422-858 057-2 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
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422-862 024-4 Looking Through Patient Eyes — P.M. Dawn P.M. Dawn Looking Through Patient Eyes (Single, Maxi) Gee Street, Gee Street 422-862 024-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
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PR12 6783-1 The Nocturnal Is In The House — P.M. Dawn PM Dawn* The Nocturnal Is In The House(12", Promo) Gee Street PR12 6783-1 US 1993 Sell This Version

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Hazumuchan

Hazumuchan

June 24, 2021
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Personally, P.M. Dawn are a great influence on me. I spent my childhood in the early 80's and grew up on old-school hip-hop, among other styles of music. I never shied away from R&B either, although growing up in the Midwestern United States, there was only so much of it available to a white kid in the Ozarks.

I remember the first time that I heard "Set Adrift On Memory Bliss," I was transfixed that someone thought to sample a song like Spandau Ballet's "True" and throw that "Ashley's Roachclip" sample under it. The composition of the raps were different than what I was used to, with a thoughtful and poetic approach to them compared to the social justice or 'rap battle' themes I was accustomed to. The De La Soul comparisons were somewhat appropriate as there is a stylistic similarity between P.M. Dawn and De La. But Prince Be and DJ Minutemix took the variety of samples they used and cranked it up to 11.

At their most creative, The Nocturnal's lyrics would flow like water and would simply melt into your consciousness. I feel I learned a lot about variety from P.M. Dawn in that they could do something as ambient as "The Beautiful" from "Of the Heart...", to something as raucous as "Downtown Venus" from "Jesus Wept", to a diss song as strong and sample-filled as "Plastic" from "The Bliss Album."

People may malign P.M. Dawn for their eclecticism, but to me that made them even more wonderful! When I heard that Attrell passed away, it hurt my heart and I had a good cry. But then I thought about how much good music that P.M. Dawn made and it seems to be a wonderful legacy to leave behind.

(Regarding the new music being released under the name, I'm not too keen on it myself. I won't say that it's bad, but I will say it isn't something I will listen to very much. TBH, I feel when Prince Be passed away, so did the ability to capture his way of creating music.)

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