Paula Kelly

Profile:
American big band singer.
Born April 6, 1919 in Pennsylvania.
Died April 2, 1992 in Costa Mesa, California.

In her early career she worked in the Kelly Sisters trio and in Hal Thomas' orchestra. She sang with orchestras led by Dick Stabile, Artie Shaw, and Al Donahue before she joined Glenn Miller And His Orchestra in 1941.

Kelly originally performed solo, but soon became the female lead of The Modernaires, resulting in the group becoming a quintet of four male singers and herself. She married Hal Dickinson, one of the original members of the Modernaires, shortly after joining the group. The group continued with Kelly as lead singer until 1978, when she retired in favor of her daughter, who performed as Paula Kelly Jr.
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Albums

WS 1428 Paula Kelly - Live Concert album art Ray Eberle, Tex Beneke, The Modernaires, Paula Kelly - Members Of The Glenn Miller Orchestra* Ray Eberle, Tex Beneke, The Modernaires, Paula Kelly - Members Of The Glenn Miller Orchestra* - Live Concert (Album) Warner Bros. Records WS 1428 US 1961 Sell This Version
WS 8114 Paula Kelly - Music Made Famous By Glenn Miller [Silver Jubilee Album] album art Tex Beneke, Ray Eberle, The Modernaires, Paula Kelly Tex Beneke, Ray Eberle, The Modernaires, Paula Kelly - Music Made Famous By Glenn Miller [Silver Jubilee Album] (Album) Warner Bros. Records WS 8114 UK 1962 Sell This Version
WS 1505 Paula Kelly - Something Old - Something New - Something Borrowed - Something Blue; Music In The Style Made Famous By Glenn Miller album art Tex Beneke, Ray Eberle, The Modernaires With Paula Kelly Tex Beneke, Ray Eberle, The Modernaires With Paula Kelly - Something Old - Something New - Something Borrowed - Something Blue; Music In The Style Made Famous By Glenn Miller (Album) Warner Bros. Records WS 1505 US 1963 Sell This Version
CS 9192 Paula Kelly - Christmas Serenade In The Glenn Miller Style Featuring The Original Glenn Miller Singers album art Tex Beneke, Ray Eberle And The Modernaires With Paula Kelly Tex Beneke, Ray Eberle And The Modernaires With Paula Kelly - Christmas Serenade In The Glenn Miller Style Featuring The Original Glenn Miller Singers (Album) Columbia CS 9192 US 1965 Sell This Version
CL 2490 Paula Kelly - The Modernaires With Paula Kelly Salute Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass album art The Modernaires With Paula Kelly The Modernaires With Paula Kelly - The Modernaires With Paula Kelly Salute Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass (Album) Columbia CL 2490 US 1966 Sell This Version
ROSS-6615, ROSS 6615 Paula Kelly - A Tribute To ... Glenn Miller album art Paula Kelly And The Modernaires, Paula Kelly Jr. Paula Kelly And The Modernaires, Paula Kelly Jr. - A Tribute To ... Glenn Miller (Album) Ross Records (2), Ross Records (2) ROSS-6615, ROSS 6615 US 1980 Sell This Version
A 24076 Paula Kelly - Christmas Serenade In The Glenn Miller Style Featuring The Original Glenn Miller Singers album art Tex Beneke, Ray Eberle And The Modernaires With Paula Kelly Tex Beneke, Ray Eberle And The Modernaires With Paula Kelly - Christmas Serenade In The Glenn Miller Style Featuring The Original Glenn Miller Singers(CD, Album) Sony Music Special Products A 24076 US 1994 Sell This Version
CCD-77 Paula Kelly - String Of Pearls 1946 - 1947 album art The Modernaires With Paula Kelly The Modernaires With Paula Kelly - String Of Pearls 1946 - 1947(CD, Album, Mono, RE) Circle CCD-77 US 2003 Sell This Version
CLP-77 Paula Kelly - 1946-1947 album art The Modernaires With Paula Kelly The Modernaires With Paula Kelly - 1946-1947(LP, Album, Mono) Circle CLP-77 US Unknown Sell This Version
W 1428 Paula Kelly - Live Concert album art Ray Eberle, Tex Beneke, The Modernaires, Paula Kelly - Members Of The Glenn Miller Orchestra* Ray Eberle, Tex Beneke, The Modernaires, Paula Kelly - Members Of The Glenn Miller Orchestra* - Live Concert(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records W 1428 US Unknown Sell This Version
BH4-405 Paula Kelly - Do You Remember When The Modernaires With Paula Kelly Sang In The Mood album art The Modernaires With Paula Kelly The Modernaires With Paula Kelly - Do You Remember When The Modernaires With Paula Kelly Sang In The Mood(LP) Blue Heaven Records (2) BH4-405 Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

36847 Paula Kelly - Jog Along / The Night Is Young And You're So Beautiful album art The Modernaires With Paula Kelly The Modernaires With Paula Kelly - Jog Along / The Night Is Young And You're So Beautiful(Shellac, 10") Columbia 36847 US 1945 Sell This Version
36800 Paula Kelly - There! I've Said It Again / You Belong To My Heart album art The Modernaires With Paula Kelly The Modernaires With Paula Kelly - There! I've Said It Again / You Belong To My Heart(Shellac, 10") Columbia 36800 US 1945 Sell This Version
36878 Paula Kelly - Coffee Five, Doughnuts Five album art The Modernaires With Paula Kelly The Modernaires With Paula Kelly - Coffee Five, Doughnuts Five(Shellac, 10") Columbia 36878 US 1945 Sell This Version
36992 Paula Kelly - Juke Box Saturday Night / Salute To Glenn Miller—Medley album art The Modernaires With Paula Kelly The Modernaires With Paula Kelly - Juke Box Saturday Night / Salute To Glenn Miller—Medley Columbia 36992 US 1946 Sell This Version
37147 Paula Kelly - Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah album art The Modernaires With Paula Kelly The Modernaires With Paula Kelly - Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah(Shellac, 10") Columbia 37147 US 1946 Sell This Version
37063 Paula Kelly - To Each His Own / Holiday For Strings album art The Modernaires With Paula Kelly The Modernaires With Paula Kelly - To Each His Own / Holiday For Strings(Shellac, 10") Columbia 37063 US 1946 Sell This Version
37328 Paula Kelly - Santa Catalina / I Want To Be Loved album art The Modernaires With Paula Kelly The Modernaires With Paula Kelly - Santa Catalina / I Want To Be Loved Columbia 37328 US 1947 Sell This Version
C860 Paula Kelly - Hoodle Addle / It's Lovin' Time album art The Modernaires With Paula Kelly The Modernaires With Paula Kelly - Hoodle Addle / It's Lovin' Time Columbia C860 Canada 1947 Sell This Version
37220 Paula Kelly - My Heart Goes Crazy / Connecticut  album art The Modernaires With Paula Kelly The Modernaires With Paula Kelly - My Heart Goes Crazy / Connecticut Columbia 37220 US 1947 Sell This Version
38705 Paula Kelly - Sure Thing / Sunshine Cake album art Frank Sinatra / Frank Sinatra And Paula Kelly Frank Sinatra / Frank Sinatra And Paula Kelly - Sure Thing / Sunshine Cake(Shellac, 10") Columbia 38705 US 1949 Sell This Version
L 5 Paula Kelly - To Each His Own / Now Is The Hour album art The Modernaires With Paula Kelly / Buddy Clark (3) And The Charioteers The Modernaires With Paula Kelly / Buddy Clark (3) And The Charioteers - To Each His Own / Now Is The Hour(Shellac, 10") Columbia L 5 Japan 1949 Sell This Version
9-61199 Paula Kelly - I Know Why / That's You, That's Me, That's Love album art The Modernaires Featuring Paula Kelly With Orchestra Directed By Tex Beneke The Modernaires Featuring Paula Kelly With Orchestra Directed By Tex Beneke - I Know Why / That's You, That's Me, That's Love(7", Single) Coral 9-61199 US 1954 Sell This Version
S 1505 Paula Kelly - Something Old - Something New Something Borrowed - Something Blue album art Ray Eberle, Tex Beneke, The Modernaires With Paula Kelly Ray Eberle, Tex Beneke, The Modernaires With Paula Kelly - Something Old - Something New Something Borrowed - Something Blue(7", Jukebox, Promo) Warner Bros. Records S 1505 US 1964 Sell This Version
none Paula Kelly - And The Bells Rang album art Tex Beneke, Ray Eberle And The Modernaires With Paula Kelly Tex Beneke, Ray Eberle And The Modernaires With Paula Kelly - And The Bells Rang(7", Promo, Gre) Columbia none US 1965 Sell This Version