Setting standards from the American SONGBOOK with memories of adult standards in the middle of the road music radio format. Many vocalists of the 1950's through 1970's on our radio stream...Popular vocal ballads, standards by SINATRA, COMO, FITZGERALD, TONY BENNETT, DORIS DAY, PEGGY LEE, DINAH SHORE, ANDY WILLIAMS, JACK JONES, JOHNNY MATHIS, RAY CONNIFF, STREISAND, NAT COLE, DAMONE, R CLOONEY, TORME, GORME, STEVE LAWRENCE, J LONDON, JO STAFFORD, CARPENTERS.
Pop singer Connie Haines has died at 87
Connie Haines, a peppy, petite, big-voiced singer with a zippy, rhythmic style who most famously teamed up with Frank Sinatra as lead vocalists with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, then went on to a prolific career of her own, died on Monday, 23 SEP 2008, in Clearwater Beach, Fla. She was 87. Born Yvonne Jasme she began singing and dancing at an early age. Her big break came in 1935, at age 13, when she won an amateur contest on Fred Allen's NBC radio program. During the late 1930s she worked for Howard Lally's orchestra. In 1939 bandleader Harry James heard Haines rehearsing at a New York music publishing company and hired her for his band, changing her name. She left the following year and kept busy with solo engagements around the New York area before being hired by Tommy Dorsey, where she joined former James bandmate Frank Sinatra. In 1941 Haines landed the spot as featured vocalist on Abbott and Costello's radio program.