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The McGuire Sisters - 43% match to Gordon Jenkins

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This close-harmony vocal group, popular in the 50s and early 60s, comprised three sisters, Christine (30 July 1929, Middletown, Ohio, USA), Dorothy (b. 13 February 1930, Middletown, Ohio, USA) and Phyllis (b. 14 February 1931, Middletown, Ohio, USA). While in their teens the sisters sang with church choirs, and won an amateur talent contest at their local cinema for three co Read more

Sammy Kaye - 21% match to Gordon Jenkins

Genres: Big Band & Swing Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Samuel Zamocay, 13 March 1910, Lakewood, Ohio, USA, d. 2 June 1987, Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA. Kaye began playing in bands while still at college. In the early 30s he led a band at the Statler Hotel in Cleveland and also worked in Pittsburgh. In the later years of the decade he was hired by several top New York hotels, including the Astor and the New Yorker. An adept clarin Read more

Vic Damone - 21% match to Gordon Jenkins

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vito Rocco Farinola, 12 June 1928, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. A romantic balladeer with a strong, smooth baritone voice, Damone took singing lessons while working as an usher and elevator operator at New York’s Paramount Theater. After appearing with Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts, he sang at La Martinique Club, a venue known as a nursery for young voc Read more

The Ames Brothers - 17% match to Gordon Jenkins

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This family group from Malden, Massachusetts, USA, was consistently popular from the late 40s through the 50s. Brothers Joe Urick (3 May 1924), Gene Urick (b. 13 February 1925), Vic Urick (b. 20 May 1926, d. 23 January 1978, Nashville, Tennessee, USA) and Ed Urick (b. 9 July 1927, Malden, Massachusetts, USA) started singing together in high school and won several amateur con Read more

Jo Jones - 15% match to Gordon Jenkins

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Jonathan Jones, 7 October 1911, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 3 September 1985, New York City, New York, USA. While he was still a child Jones became adept on several instruments, including trumpet and piano. In his teens he worked as a singer and dancer, taking up drums along the way. By the late 20s he was drumming in territory bands, eventually settling in Kansas City in the Read more

Nelson Riddle - 14% match to Gordon Jenkins

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz R&B / Soul Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nelson Smock Riddle, 1 June 1921, Oradell, New Jersey, USA, d. 6 October 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA. After studying piano, Riddle took up the trombone when in his early teens, and in the late 30s played in a number of big bands, including those led by Jerry Wald, Charlie Spivak, Tommy Dorsey and Bob Crosby. After a stint in the army, he settled in California and stud Read more

The Pentagons - 14% match to Gordon Jenkins

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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The members of this vocal group from San Bernadino, California, USA, were Joe Jones (lead), Carl McGinnis (bass), Otis Munson (tenor) and the brothers Ted (tenor) and Ken Goodloe (baritone, piano). The Pentagons helped to make the early 60s the era of neo-doo-wop renaissance, in which they sang classic 50s vocal harmonies that evoked the past, but with full orchestrated support Read more

Don Costa - 13% match to Gordon Jenkins

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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10 June 1925, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, d. 19 January 1983, New York, USA. The youngest of five children, Costa taught himself to play the guitar by the age of eight, and at 15 was a member of the CBS radio orchestra in Boston. In his spare time he loved to dance the jitterbug. After starting as a musical arranger in radio in the 40s, Costa moved into the recording busines Read more

Eddie Fisher - 13% match to Gordon Jenkins

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edwin Jack Fisher, 10 August 1928, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Fisher was a ‘bobby sox idol’, one of the most popular US singers of the 50s, with a strong, melodic voice. He sang with the bands of Buddy Morrow and Charlie Ventura at the age of 18, and his nickname was ‘Sonny Boy’ because of his affection for Al Jolson songs. In 1949 he gained nationw Read more

Patti Page - 13% match to Gordon Jenkins

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Clara Ann Fowler, 8 November 1927, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. A popular singer who is said to have sold more records during the 50s than any other female artist, Page’s total sales (singles and albums) are claimed to be in excess of 60 million. One of eight girls in a family of 11, Clara Fowler started her career singing country songs on radio station KTUL in Tulsa, and play Read more

Vaughn Monroe - 12% match to Gordon Jenkins

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 October 1911, Akron, Ohio, USA, d. 21 May 1973, Stuart, Florida, USA. Monroe was a Wisconsin State Trumpet Champion in 1926 with an ambition to become an opera singer. This eventually led him to join Austin Wylie And His Golden Pheasant Orchestra and Larry Funk And His Band Of A Thousand Melodies. He studied voice at the New England Conservatory Of Music, and in 1939 sang Read more

Eddy Howard - 11% match to Gordon Jenkins

Genres: Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 September 1914, Woodland, California, USA, d. 23 May 1963, Palm Desert, California, USA. After attending San Jose State College and Stanford University Medical School, Howard sang on radio and worked with bands led by George Olsen, Tom Gerun and Ben Bernie, eventually becoming the resident crooner with the Dick Jurgens Orchestra in 1934. Howard spent nearly six years wit Read more

Freddy Martin - 11% match to Gordon Jenkins

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 December 1906, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 30 September 1983. After starting out on drums and C-melody saxophone, Martin switched to playing tenor saxophone. He led his own band while still at high school, then became a sideman in various local bands. After a few years, he began attracting attention for his smooth and competent musicianship. Guy Lombardo and his brothers hear Read more

Percy Faith - 11% match to Gordon Jenkins

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 April 1908, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, d. 9 February 1976, Ericino, California, USA. During the 30s Faith worked extensively on radio in Canada, and moved to the USA in 1940 to take up a post with NBC. During the 50s he was musical director for Columbia Records, for whom he made a number of popular albums, mostly of mood music. He worked with Tony Bennett, with whom he had Read more

Russ Morgan - 11% match to Gordon Jenkins

Genres: Big Band & Swing Instrumental Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s
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