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The King Sisters - 83% 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 - 65% 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 - 58% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Vocals
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Helen O'Connell - 57% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s
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Ted Heath - 55% 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

Ivie Anderson - 47% 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

Vic Damone - 46% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Easy Listening 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

Glen Gray - 44% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Sam Butera - 42% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Jazz Vocals
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Jan Savitt - 39% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s
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The Fontane Sisters - 39% 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

Hugo Winterhalter - 36% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Easy Listening Soundtracks Vocals
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Alice Faye - 34% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

Buddy Johnson - 34% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Woodrow Wilson Johnson, 10 January 1915, Darlington, South Carolina, USA, d. 9 February 1977, New York City, New York, USA. Pianist in several dance bands of the 30s, Johnson visited Europe with the Cotton Club Revue and later formed his own big band. Although popular with dancers at Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom Johnson’s band was not especially jazz-orientated and neit Read more

Jane Morgan - 34% match to The Modernaires

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Jane Currier, 25 December 1920, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. A popular singer with a clear, strong voice and an ability to sing in several languages, Morgan was accepted in many parts of the world during the 50s and 60s. Raised in Florida, she trained as a lyric soprano at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, supplementing her income by singing in night-clubs. At one of Read more


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