Modernaires, The

Also known as Die Modernaires, Модернэйрс, Four Modernaires, Four Modernaires, The, Modernaires, MODernaires, The, Mods, The, Paul Whiteman's Four Modernaires, Paula Kelly And The Modernaires
Members of Modernaires, The: Bill Conway (2), Harold Dickinson, Paula Kelly, Ralph Brewster
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.themodernaires.com/bio.html, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Modernaires, http://www.singers.com/jazz/vintage/modernaires.html

Discography of Modernaires, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Like Swung 10 Audio 1962
2 Vocally Yours 8 Audio 1954
3 Live Concert 12 Audio 1961 Warner Bros. Records
4 Christmas Serenade In The Glenn Miller Style Featuring The Original Glenn Miller Singers 12 Audio 1965 Columbia
5 Something Old - Something New - Something Borrowed - Something Blue; Music In The Style Made Famous By Glenn Miller 12 Audio 1963 Warner Bros. Records
6 Christmas Serenade In The Glenn Miller Style Featuring The Original Glenn Miller Singers 12 Audio 1965 Columbia
7 Coffee Five, Doughnuts Five 2 Audio 1945 Columbia
8 Theme From The Mod Squad (Alone Too Long) 2 Audio 1968 Capitol Records
9 A Salute To Glenn Miller 11 Audio 1954 Coral
10 The "Mods" Salute Herb Albert And The Tijuana Brass 11 Audio 1965 Columbia
11 The Benny Goodman Story 4 Audio Coral
12 The Old Master Painter / Lost In The Stars 2 Audio 1949 Columbia
13 The Hot Gavotte / The Hoiriger Schottische (After An Old Folkstune) 2 Audio Decca
14 The Stanley Steamer / I'm Out To Forget Tonigh 2 Audio 1947 Columbia
15 Jog Along / The Night Is Young And You're So Beautiful 2 Audio 1945 Columbia
16 The "Mods" Salute Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass 11 Audio
17 The Modernaires Sing The Great Glenn Miller Instrumentals 12 Audio United Artists Records
18 A Salute To The Benny Goodman Story 8 Audio Coral
19 The Modernaires Sing The Great Glenn Miller Instrumentals 12 Audio United Artists Records
20 Reunion 10 Audio 1982 MCA Records
21 The Modernaires Sing The Great Glenn Miller Instrumentals 12 Audio United Artists Ultra Audio
22 We Remember Tommy Dorsey Too! 12 Audio United Artists Records
23 To Each His Own / Now Is The Hour 2 Audio Columbia
24 Slue Foot/Wine,Women And Gold 2 Audio 1954 Coral
25 Rock' N Roll Dance Party Vol. 1 12 Audio Jasmine Records
26 The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend / Señora 2 Audio 1949 Columbia
27 Juke Box Saturday Night / Salute To Glenn Miller—Medley 6 Audio 1946 Columbia
28 Juke Box Saturday Night 2 Audio Columbia
29 Glenn Miller's Greatest 11 Audio
30 Here Come The Modernaires 12 Audio Coral Records
31 Glen Miller's Modernaires Sings Great Miller Instrumentals 10 Audio Hallmark Records
32 Glenn Miller Und Sein Orchester Originalaufnahmen 1939 - 1940 9 Audio Ariola
33 Rock-A-Bye Boogie / Put Some Money In The Juke Box 2 Audio 1953 Coral
34 I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night / I Cain't Get Offa My Horse 2 Audio 1947 Columbia
35 Like Swung 10 Audio 1962 Mercury
36 The Modernaires Sing The Great Glenn Miller Instrumentals 12 Audio Liberty
37 Glenn Miller's Greatest 11 Audio 1963
38 Salute To Tommy Dorsey 2 Audio 1957 Coral
39 New Juke Box Saturday Night 4 Audio 1953 Coral
40 Tributes In Tempo 8 Audio Columbia
41 Live Concert - Music Made Famous By Glenn Miller 12 Audio 1961
42 The Longines Symphonette Society Presents Excerpts From 'Those Memory Years' 4 Audio Longines Symphonette Society
43 Mood Indigo / Teach Me Tonight 2 Audio Coral
44 We Remember Tommy Dorsey Too! 12 Audio United Artists Records


The Modernaires are an American vocal group, best known for performing in the 1940s alongside Glenn Miller.

The Modernaires had their beginnings as a trio in Buffalo, New York, in 1935. Their first engagement was with the Ted Fio Rito Orchestra. The members, Hal Dickinson, Chuck Goldstein, and Bill Conway were called Don Juan-Two and Three. Soon after that, they joined the Ozzie Nelson Band, and became known as The Three Wizards of Ozzie. Next came a stint with Fred Waring, where they recruited Ralph Brewster to make it a quartet, and The Modernaires were a reality. In 1937 they joined Paul Whiteman's musical organization where they were featured on his radio show, and recorded many of the classic songs of that era, a few with Jack Teagarden.

Their biggest break came in 1939 when the legendary Glenn Miller engaged them to record a tune called "It's Make Believe Ballroom Time," a sequel to the original "Make Believe Ballroom," which they had recorded earlier for Martin Block's Big Band Show of the same name, on WNEW New York. Soon after, Glenn Miller made the Modernaires an important part of the most popular big band of all time. Paula Kelly (Mrs. Hal Dickenson) was added to the group, making it a quintet, and for the next few decades they traveled the world many times over making history with the Glenn Miller Band.


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