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The King Sisters - 69% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1990s 2000s
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The King Sisters were arguably one of the most technically accomplished vocal groups to emerge from the big band era. They took their stage name from the middle name of their father, William King Driggs, who was a college voice trainer. At varying times the group comprised of Maxine (Maxine Driggs, 1911, Payson, Utah, USA), Louise (b. Luise Driggs, 21 December 1913, Payson, Read more

Martha Tilton - 54% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 2000s
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14 November 1915, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, d. 8 December 2006, Brentwood, California, USA. ‘The Liltin’ Miss Tilton’, as she was often introduced by radio announcers, spent much of her early life in and around Los Angeles, appearing on local radio during the mid-30s. She sang with various bands including Jimmy Dorsey in 1936, then appeared with a vocal grou Read more

Buddy Clark - 49% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Vocals
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Helen O'Connell - 48% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s
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Ted Heath - 45% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 March 1900, Wandsworth, London, England, d. 18 November 1969, Virginia Water, Surrey, England. After playing tenor horn at the age of six, Heath later switched to trombone and throughout the 20s and 30s played with top orchestras such as Jack Hylton, Al Sarita, Sydney Lipton, and in the early 40s with Geraldo. On 7 May 1945 (VJ Day), he formed his own band, some of the ea Read more

Glen Gray - 38% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Tab Hunter - 38% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Arthur Gelien, 11 July 1931, New York City, New York, USA. This blond-haired, blue-eyed pop vocalist/actor was spotted in 1948, working at a stable, by talent scout Dick Clayton. He introduced him to Rock Hudson’s Hollywood agent Harry Wilson, who said ‘We’ve got to tab you something’, then named him Tab Hunter. He made his screen debut in the 1950 movieT Read more

Kitty Kallen - 37% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s
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Ivie Anderson - 36% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Big Band & Swing Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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10 July 1905, Gilroy, California, USA, d. 28 December 1949, Los Angeles, California, USA. Although best known for her work with Duke Ellington in the 30s, Anderson had already worked extensively both in the USA, where she sang at the Cotton Club in the mid-20s, and overseas, touring Australia with Sonny Clay towards the end of the decade. Her light-toned voice and relaxed st Read more

Sam Butera - 36% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
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Sammy Kaye - 33% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz 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

Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra - 33% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Big Band & Swing
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The Fontane Sisters - 32% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The line-up of this close-harmony 50s US vocal group, whose initial success was achieved by making cover versions of black R&B records, comprised Marge Rosse (New Milford, New Jersey, USA; lead), Bea Rosse (b. New Milford, New Jersey, USA; low harmony) and Geri Rosse (b. New Milford, New Jersey, USA; harmony). Their mother was a choral director and organist. After leavin Read more

Frank Sinatra - 30% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Big Band & Swing Documentaries Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music & Radio Pop / Rock Soundtracks Television Vintage Hollywood Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Francis Albert Sinatra, 12 December 1915, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, d. 15 May 1998, Los Angeles, California, USA. After working for a time in the office of a local newspaper, The Jersey Observer, Frank Sinatra decided to pursue a professional career as a singer. Already an admirer of Bing Crosby, he was impelled to pursue this course after attending a 1933 Crosby concert, an Read more

Joni James - 30% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Giovanna Carmella Babbo, 22 September 1930, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Growing up during the Depression years, James attended drama and dance lessons and organized a ballet club in high school. Following graduation, she worked as a dancer and began singing. In 1952 she recorded her first tracks for MGM Records, with the second single, ‘Why Don’t You Believe Me’, Read more


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