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Frank Dailey

b. 1901, USA, d. 27 Feb 1956, Montclair, NJ, USA. Frank Dailey created his 1st dance music group in the first 20s around the east coastline of America. His sidemen included William Burger, Phil Baird, Louis Martin, William Wachsman, Henry Muller, Al Weber, Jack port Margolin, Fred Eckert, Al Seafood, Jack port Shilkret, Michael Jay, Charles Amsterdam, Michael Treetino, Frank Wish, Harry Berman, Gene Hammond, Louis Alpert, George Odell, Birt Apikian, Curly Barron, Arnold Ross, and sibling Cliff Dailey. Using their theme track, ‘Gypsy Violin’, and performers Howard Dulaney, Ann Seton and Barbara Bush, Dailey’s group focused on touring engagements along the western coastline. Songs had been released on several brands including Embassy, Bluebird Information, Range and Vocalion Information, but Dailey switched his back again on band resulting in turn into a ballroom owner. He bought a resort and renamed it Frank Dailey’s Meadowbrook in Cedar Grove, NJ. It was probably one of the most essential locations for dance rings through the entire 30s and 40s, getting so popular that it had been celebrated in track (‘Pompton Turnpike’, following the road which it was located). Radio broadcasts had been aired nightly from your location, including a Sunday matinee. The same display, Matinee At Meadowbrook, was later on adapted for tv, although with limited achievement. Nevertheless, in post-war years the dance music group nightclub business experienced, and Dailey was pressured to seek bankruptcy relief.

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