Rosemary Calvin

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Detroit na­tive Rosemary Calvin sang and recorded for Vaughn Monroe in early 1945 be­fore join­ing George Paxton in August of that year. In early 1947, she worked with Les Elgart, also sign­ing with the Majestic la­bel and re­leas­ing two sides with the Tony Mottolo Four.

By late 1948, Calvin was back with Paxton. When the band­leader scrapped his or­ches­tra in early 1949 to open a mu­sic pub­lish­ing house, she joined fel­low ex-Pax­ton singer and trum­pet player Johnny Bond as vo­cal­ist for his new five-piece or­ches­tra. The group recorded on the MGM la­bel. She of­ten re­ceived co-billing with Bond and re­mained with the band un­til at least late 1951.

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  • Rum and Coca Cola
    Vaughn Monroe (Rosemary Calvin), RCA Victor (1945)
  • Just the Other Day
    George Paxton (Rosemary Calvin), Majestic (1946)
  • South America, Take It Away
    George Paxton (Rosemary Calvin), Majestic (1946)

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  • One Night Stand: Vaughn Monroe
    February 6, 1945 (AFRS) 29:21

Sources

  1. “Grieg, Calypso, Hillbilly---All on Records This Week.” St. Petersburg Times 11 Feb. 1942: 37.
  2. “Vaudeville Reviews: Orpheum, Los Angeles.” Billboard 14 Apr. 1945: 27.
  3. “Night Club Reviews: College Inn, Hotel Sherman, Chicago.” Billboard 7 Jul. 1945: 34.
  4. “Night Club Reviews: Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago.” Billboard 1 Sep. 1945: 37.
  5. “Detroit Downtown Jumps to $14,500 With Louis Prima.” Billboard 22 Sep. 1945: 32.
  6. “Vaudeville Reviews: Capitol, New York.” Billboard 20 Jul. 1946: 44.
  7. “Les Elgart Signs With Wm. Morris.” Billboard 22 Mar. 1947: 16.
  8. “Advanced Record Releases.” Billboard 26 Apr. 1947: 34.
  9. “Vaudeville Reviews: Capitol, New York.” Billboard 18 Dec. 1948: 47.
  10. Advertisement Billboard 19 Mar. 1949: 43.
  11. “On the Stand: Johnny Bond.” Billboard 31 Dec. 1949: 31.
  12. “Music As Written.” Billboard 1 Apr. 1950: 45.
  13. “Music As Written.” Billboard 3 Jun. 1950: 18.
  14. “Music As Written.” Billboard 19 Aug. 1950: 17.