Vaughn Wilton Monroe
Big Band Era. Swing. World War II.
The optimism of
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 the baton.
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
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