Ray Eberle Big band Artist

Ray eberle

Raymond "Ray" Eberle (born January 19, 1919, Hoosick Falls, New York — died August 25, 1979, Douglasville, Georgia) was a vocalist during the Big Band Era. Eberle sang with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He was born in Hoosick Falls, New York. His father, John A. Eberle, was a local policeman, sign-painter, and publican (tavern-keeper). His elder brother was Big Band singer, Bob Eberly, who sang with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. Ray started singing in his teens, with no formal training. In 1938, Glenn Miller, who was looking for a male vocalist for his big band, asked Eberly if he had any siblings at home who could sing. Bob said "yes", and Ray was hired on the spot. Music critics and Miller's musicians were reportedly unhappy with Eberle's vocal style but Miller stuck with him. Ray Eberle went on to find success with Miller, deeming the songs for Orchestra Wives, such as the jazz standard "At Last", to be among his favorites as there were songs he could "sink my teeth into, and make a story out of". He appeared in the Twentieth Century Fox movies, Sun Valley Serenade (1941) and Orchestra Wives (1942). He made one Universal film, Mister Big, making a cameo appearance as himself.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 19th, 1919
United States of America
Date of death
August 25th, 1979 at age of 60
Place of death
Cause of death
Heart failure



Musical acts

1.Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz, Big Band

1938 - 1942

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is a jazz big band originally formed by Glenn Miller. It was arranged around a clarinet and tenor saxophone playing melody, while three other saxophones played the harmony. Miller had already formed one band before this in 1936, but dissolved it as he considered it too similar to other bands of the era.

Member history

Member Role Start End
1938 June, 1942
1938 August, 1942
1938 August, 1942
1941 1942
1946 1952
1966 1974

Official website

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
Christmas Serenade in the Glenn Miller Style
1965 Album
The Modernaires
Ray Eberle and The Modernaires


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