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
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