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The King Sisters - 45% match to The Modernaires

Genres: 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

Helen O'Connell - 33% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s
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Dorothy Lamour - 27% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1990s 2000s
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Mary Leta Dorothy Stanton (or Kaumeyer), 10 December 1914, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 22 September 1996, Los Angeles, California, USA. An actress and singer particularly remembered for the series of ‘Road’ films with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in which she invariably wore her trademark sarong. Crowned Miss Orleans at the age of 14, she moved to Chicago in the e Read more

Bea Wain - 25% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 2000s
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Beatrice Wain, 30 April 1917, New York City, New York, USA. A vocalist, with a warm, easy and very musical style, Wain was at the peak of her popularity with the Larry Clinton Band in the late 30s. She played the piano as a child, and sang on NBC Radio’s Children’s Hour. Later, after broadcasting with vocal groups led by Fred Waring, Ted Straeter and Kay Thompson, Read more

Ivie Anderson - 25% 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

Alice Faye - 24% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alice Jeanne Leppert, 5 May 1912, New York City, New York, USA, d. 9 May 1998, Rancho Mirage, California, USA. An attractive blonde actress and singer, Alice Faye symbolized for many the glamorous 20th Century Fox movies musicals of the 30s and 40s. She was noticed by Rudy Vallee in the Broadway chorus of George White’s Scandals Of 1931, and, after touring and recording Read more

Charlie Spivak - 22% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s
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Hugo Winterhalter - 21% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals
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The Detergents - 19% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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Formed in the New York City area, the Detergents were a trio comprising Ron Dante, Danny Jordan and Tommy Wynn. Dante had been a songwriter and demo singer at New York’s Brill Building, where his compositions had been placed with such artists as Johnny Mathis, Bobby Vee and Gene Pitney. In 1964, Dante hooked up with Jordan and Wynn and recorded a parody of the hit song by Read more

Ralph Flanagan - 13% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mindy Carson - 12% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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16 July 1927, New York City, New York, USA. After singing on band leader Paul Whiteman’s 40s radio show, female pop vocalist Mindy Carson first hit the US Top 20 in 1946 with a duet with Harry Cool, with a version of Frankie Carle’s number 1 ‘Rumors Are Flying’. She continued to have chart successes until the mid-50s - including two with Guy Mitchell - by Read more

The Hi-Lo's - 12% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The name of this outstanding North American vocal unit derived from the contrast in height between its tallest members - leader/arranger Gene Puerling (Eugene Thomas Puerling, 31 March 1929, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, d. 25 March 2008, USA) and Bob Morse (b. Robert Morse 27 July 1923, Pasadena, California, USA, d. 27 April 2001, USA) - and diminutive Clark Burroughs (b. 3 Ma Read more

Betty Grable - 11% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1990s 2000s
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Ruth Elizabeth Grable, 18 December 1916, St. Louis Missouri, USA, d. 2 July 1973, Santa Monica, California, USA. An actress, singer and dancer in movie musicals of the 30s, 40s and early 50s. A beautiful blonde with a peaches-and-cream complexion, during World War II the famous picture of her wearing a white bathing suit displaying her shapely legs (which were reportedly ins Read more

Jan Savitt - 11% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s
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Jane Froman - 11% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Ellen Jane Froman, 10 November 1911, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, d. 22 April 1980, Columbia, Missouri, USA. Raised in Columbia, Missouri, where her mother was head of music at the Christian College, Froman showed early musical promise. Educated at the College and later at the University of Missouri and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, she began singing professionally whil Read more


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