Vaughn Wilton Monroe
Big Band Era. Swing. World War II.
of post-war America.
This was the culture and times in which Vaughn Monroe lived and
worked at the height of his career, and which his contributions had
a hand in shaping.
those of us too young to remember, Vaughn Monroe was one of the
popular male vocalists to come out of the big band phenomenon. He
had a rich baritone voice that he used masterfully. He played
trumpet and trombone with the same virtuosity. His 6-foot frame and
likable personality put him out in front of the orchestra and behind
a young couple fell in love to Monroe's crooning of some sentimental
melody. The list of his hit songs is as long as the memories that
his music invokes for those of us who were there.
CLAIRE SCHWARTZ, 2001
has to be the most popular singing bandleader there has ever been.
There have been numerous bandleaders who have sung, and been blessed
with good voices, but regardless of their abilities, their vocal
offerings came second to their conducting fame. Vaughn Monroe was
the exception -- a bandleader who, in the public perception, was
first and foremost a singer.
EDWARD CHASE, 2000
"The Vaughn Monroe
Collection" 2CD set - Flare U.K.
Still Racing with the Moon
Dedicated to perpetuate the memory and music of one of the foremost
American baritones and bandleaders of the 20th Century.
for Songs on VM CDs
We are saddened to report the passing of Moonmaid Lois Wilber
Johnson on December 15, 2014 12/27/2014
V-Disc information updated thanks to Bob Mullen. 11/30/2014
Members list updated with active members for 2014
in your Backstage Pass to Vaughn Monroe--"Annie Get Your
Gun" is back!! 8/8/2014
in your Backstage Pass to Vaughn Monroe-- "Vaughn's New
Hampshire Hideaway" by Richard Longtin. This decade-long
research project was submitted by Dick and his wife Pat for our
members to enjoy! 7/6/2014
George Strasser 10/7/2014
A warm thank you and heartfelt
acknowledgement to our newest sustaining member:
Gundel (Danni) Sullivan
and those who've renewed for 2015:
O. J. Sikes
Gee, I Wish
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