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Gabe Pressman

Gabe Pressman has died.  He was 93.  NY1 reported that he died in his sleep.

Gabe worked New York’s main streets and back alleys with note pad, mic and camera for about 60 years with the World Telegram and Sun, WNBC and WNBC-TV.   Reproduced below is our posting for Gabe for his 90th birthday in 2014.

The Ballroom, The Matinee, and the Modernaires

A  feature, “The Milkman’s Modernaires” was published on this site in December, 2012.  Now, with new text, photos and audio added about the group and the “Make Believe Ballroom,”  the time seemed right for a rehearing.


Charlie Barnet Orch. with the Modern-Aires

Tommy Dorsey Clambake Seven

Charley Barnet Orch. – Stay Up Stan, The All-Night Record Man

Les Brown, The Modernaires  – Milkman’s Matinee

Glenn Miller, The Modernaires -Make Believe Ballroom Time