Category Archives: Music

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

 

 

WNEWWII

 

Spike Jones “Der Fuehrer’s Face” (excerpt)

William B. Williams – Glenn Miller

Glenn Miller Day-June 5, 1945 (2nd hour)

VE-Day celebration, Times Square                       photo: nbcnews.com

ECB

 

 

“. . .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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WNEW 1130

 

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

start of things V-program list revised.pub

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Turning The Tables

start of t hings IV-to sugar blues

sugar blues to glenn miller

milkman's matinee to stay up stan

matinee TIME LIFE

Credits/Sources. A few among many

LIFE magazine-Milkman’s Matinee

TIME magazine-Milkman’s Matinee

Clyde McCoy-Sugar Blues-Amazon.com

Stay Up Stan The All Night Record Man-Charlie Barnet

Hauptmann Trial

WNEW early days

 

Miller and Block

Miller and Block 1 revised

Miller and Block 2 revised

 

Miller and Block conclusion revised

ECB

Read about and hear Martin Block

Glenn Miller role in Wartime Entertainment

Glenn Miller Orchestra –Moonlight Serenade 

 

 

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