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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

 

 

“. . .we interrupt this program . . .

“This Land” — Woodie Guthrie (sample)

“Reuben James” — Woodie Guthrie (sample)

More of “. . .we interrupt this program . . .” in our next report. ECB

At The Start Of Things VI

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start of things V pt 1 helen forrest

 

start of thing V pt 2 dinah

Dinah Shore, “Skylark,” 1942 (:35)

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start of thing V roy ross merle pitt

 

start of thing V jazz greats big bands revised 2

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Miller and Block

Miller and Block 1 revised

Miller and Block 2 revised

 

Miller and Block conclusion revised

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Read about and hear Martin Block

Glenn Miller role in Wartime Entertainment

Glenn Miller Orchestra –Moonlight Serenade 

 

 

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Mimi Sings Our Song

Bill Diehl (a WNEW alum) writes:
A couple of months ago I interviewed Mimi Hines for a feature I was doing for ABC News Radio. She had recently turned 80 and on July 19 did a special 80th birthday show at “54 Below,” the Broadway nightclub. Mimi, who used to perform with Phil Ford, who’s gone now,(they made their debut in 1958 on the Tonight Show with Jack Paar) had fond memories of WNEW and those wonderful station breaks. So with a little help from her pianist Russ Kassoff, she performed one of the jingles for me.

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from PLAYBILL — Hines made her Broadway debut when she replaced Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl, performing the lead role for 18 months. Since that time she has starred in several national tours, recorded numerous albums, and returned to Broadway as Miss Lynch in the Tommy Tune production of Grease!. Hines was also seen in the York Theatre Company’s production of 70, Girls, 70, part of its “Musicals in Mufti” series, as well as the City Center Encores! production of Follies.
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