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Marlene VerPlanck

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: November 11, 1933    

Throughout her career, Marlene VerPlanck has stuck to her guns, paying loving care to the great standards and new songs from our finest composers, while ignoring mediocre pop tunes. Songwriter Hugh Martin (”Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” etc.) expressed it well: “We know our songs are safe in the hands of Marlene VerPlanck, and she will sing them better than anyone else.”

Millions of people first heard Marlene's crystal-clear voice anonymously, on radio and television, when she espoused the merits of dozens of commercial products, among them: “Mm-mm good, mm-mm good, that's what Campbell's Soups are...” But, actually, she got her start in the big-band business, as a very young vocalist with Charlie Spivak and Tex Beneke. During a brief stint with the last Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, she met her future husband, musician-arranger Billy VerPlanck....
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    Once There Was A Moon

    Audiophile Records
    2009
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    Marlene VerPlanck Sings Alec Wilder

    Fermata
    1986
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    This Happy Feeling

    Fermata
    1969
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Once There Was A Moon

Audiophile Records (2009)

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