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The Complete Modernaires Vol 2

My Heart Goes Crazy (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen)
Pennies from Heaven (Johnny Burke, Arthur Johnston)
Connecticut (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane)
It's Loving' Time (Harry Harris, Chummy MacGregor)
I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night (Al Hoffman, Jack Segal, Jay Livingston)
Hoodle Addle (Ray McKinley)
Santa Catalina (Island of Romance) (Harold Spina)
I want To Be Loved (But Only By You) (Savannah Churchill)
I Can't Get Offa My Horse (Morey Amsterdam)
The Turntable Song ('Round, an' Round, an' Round) (Leo Robin, Johnny Green)
Something in the Wind (Leo Robin, Johny Green)
Our Hour (The Puppy Love Song) (Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston)
Say It With A Slap (Eliot Daniel)
The Jingle Bell Polka (Hal Dickinson)
The Whistler (Hal Dickinson)
The Stanley Steamer (with Dinah Shore) (Ralph Blane, Harry Warren)
It's A Lonesome Old Town (When You're Not Around) (Charles Kisco, Harry Tobias)
The Jingle Belle Polka (Hal Dickinson)
The Whistler (Hal Dickinson, Wilbur Hatch)
Margie (Benny Davis, Con Conrad, J. Russell Robinson)

In 1946 The Modernaires (male quartet with Paula Kelly) were one of the most popular groups in the USA, having been part of the most successful Big Band in the country, the Glenn Miller Orchestra. It was a long way from when they were called "The Wizards of Ozzie" in New York, singing with bandleader Ozzie Nelson. In 1939, unofficial group leader Hal Dickinson saw a billboard advertising a new cleaning process, "modernizing," and the group christened themselves the Modernaires. Ubiquitous on the radios and jukeboxes of the era, the group was as adept at lush, romantic ballads like "Santa Catalina (Island of Romance)" and "Pennies from Heaven" as they were at jive, swing and novelty numbers, like "The Jingle Bell Polka," "The Stanley Steamer" (with Dinah Shore), and "I Can't Get Offa My Horse," that were the meat and potatoes of any dance band's repertoire. 20 songs, from favorites like "Connecticut" and "It's a Lonesome Old Town (When You're Not Around)," to silly, fun ones like "One Hour (The Puppy Love Song)" and "Say It With a Slap", this collection takes us right back to the 40's.

Item code: 4538C | 1 CD | $14.95 add item to cart
Vocal Jazz  | Accompanied | Mixed | United States

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