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The Modernaires

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This Buffalo-formed swing group originally consisted of (Harold) Harold Dickinson, Bill Conway and Chuck Goldstein when formed in 1935. The three high school buddies moved to New York the following year and began recording with various jazz bands, subsequently adding Ralph Brewster to make the group a richer quartet. They soon became a radio favorite and, in 1938, found employment with Paul Whiteman and Orchestra. In 1941, Glenn Miller signed them on, giving them their biggest break yet. Read more...

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