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The Complete Modernaires Vol 1

There! I've Said It Again (Redd Evans, Dave Mann)
The Night Is Young and You're So Beautiful (Billy Rose, Irving Kahal, Dana Suesse)
Jog Along (Harold Dickinson)
You Belong To My Heart (ray Gilbert, Augustin Lara)
Coffee Five, Doughnuts Five (Coffee and Doughnuts Ten) (Harold Dickinson, Howard Giebling)
Autumn Serenade (Sammy Gallop, Peter DeRose)
I Can't Believe My Eyes (Eddie DeLange, Saul Chaplin)
Holiday for Strings (Sammy Gallop, David Rose)
I'm on the Level With You (Dick Charles, Eddie Waldman)
Livin' Western Style (with Curt Massey) (June Hershey, Don Swander)
Juke Box Saturday Night (with Curt Massey) (Al Stillman, Paul McGrance)
Salute to Glenn Miller:
-Moonlight Serenade (Mitchell Parish, Glenn Miller)
-Elmer's Tune (Elmer Albrecht, Sammy Gallop, Dick Jurgens)
-Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (with Anyone Else But Me) (Lew Brown,
Charles Tobias, Sam H. Stept)
-Chattanooga Choo Choo (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren)
Sweet I've Gotten On You (The Pennsylvania Dutch Song) (Brad Reynolds, Willard Robison)
La Cucaracha (Traditional)
To Each His Own (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)
Dummy Song (Lew Brown, Billy Rose, Ray Henderson)
Too Many Irons in the Fire (Johnny S. Black)
How Do You Do? (Robert MacGimsey)
The Mission of the Rose (Ervin Drake, Jimmy Shirl, Henry Manners)

The Modernaires are considered by music historians to be one of the most influential and innovative vocal groups in popular music. Their music is a microcosm of the romantic melancholy and elegance in the face of adversity that was present in the WWII years. Backup singers for the Glenn Miller orchestra during the first half of the decade, a few of their hit recordings with Miller would be reprised by the Modernaires after Miller was lost over the English Channel in 1944. Paula Kelly, the girl singer for Artie Shaw and Dick Stabile, joined Miller in 1940 and became Mrs. Hal Dickenson (The Modernaires' unofficial group leader) soon after. Still associated with Miller in the public's mind, their July, 1946 single "Salute to Glenn Miller," a medley of 4 Miller standards, was a top 20 hit for the group. There are 20 hits here, from heartstring-tugging romantic love songs like "There, I've Said It Again" (the first top 20 release for the group, in 1945) and "The Night is Young and You're So Beautiful," to jive and swing numbers like "Juke Box Saturday Night" and "La Cucaracha;" and novelty numbers like "The Dummy Song." "To Each His Own," a landmark number 3 single for the group in 1946, became a hit for the Platters in 1960. Excellent and recommended.

Item code: 4537C | 1 CD | $14.95 add item to cart
Vocal Jazz  | Accompanied | Mixed | United States

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