The Players

From the Big Bands of the 1940s and 1950s to the smooth, contemporary stylings of Clyde McCoy (Mr. Sugar Blues) to popular local acts such as the Freddy Joy Trio, Margorie Meinert and George Sontag, Marando’s featured a cross section of entertainment spanning four decades:

  • The Ames Brothers ——————————-1950s  (Ted Lewis; Ed, Vic, Gene and Joe Ames)
  • Hal Aloma and his Orchestra ———1967, 1969  
  • Amos & Andy————————————— 1950s
  • Don Baker Trio ———————————— 1958 – 1965   (Don Baker and Lynn Carole)
  • Louie Bellson—————————————-1950s
  • Bob Bertram——–(Fairview Inn) ————1950
  • Sam Buteria—————————————–1960s
  • Russ Carlyle—————————————–1960s
  • Will Carroll Orchestra—————————1950s
  • Carmen Cavallaro ———————————1960, 1962, 1965    Poet of the Piano
  • Gaeton Caviola ————————————— 1970s
  • Rosemary Clooney ——————————– 1950s
  • Harry Cooll——————————————1960s
  • Bob Crosby —————————————— 1960-1962
  • Bob Cummings————————————–1950s
  • Eddie Davis Quartet (Fairview Inn) —— —1950
  • Helen Davis (The Tropics)———————-1948
  • Jimmy Dorsey————————————- 1950s
  • Dukes of Dixieland——————————–1950s
  • Ernie Durawa————————————–1965-1966
  • Nelson Eddy —————————————-1950s
  • The Esquire Trio (Fairview Inn) —————1950
  • Frankie Masters Orchestra———————-1969  “It’s the Master’s Touch”
  • The Four Esquires———————————1950s
  • Weela Gallez (The Tropics)———————-1946-1947   “The original Piano Mimic”
  • Jan Garber and his Orchestra ——————–1969
  • Ernie George Quartet ————————— 1960s    (Ernie George, Bill Maxwell, Jack Scott, Warren Parrish)
  • George Gillis—————————————-1969  Organist
  • Don Glasser Orchestra—————————1969 “The band with the Lombardo & Garber Sound”
  • George Gobel-—————————————–1954, 1965  Comedian/TV Star
  • Irene Gottsche ———————————– 1950s  Organist
  • Dorothy Green ———————————— 1950s  Pianist
  • Ken Griffin —————————————– 1950s
  • Harmonical Trio —————— 1950s    (Al Murad, Al Fiore, Jerry Murad)
  • The Harmonicats ———————————1963
  • Hildegarde —————————————– 1950s-1960s  The Incomparable 1st Lady of the Supperclubs
  • Woody Herman————————————-1950s-1960s
  • Max Holland ————————————— 1960s   (Organist)
  • Eddy Howard and his Orchestra ————–1962
  • Bill Ingogly -——————————————1960s   Milan Room Organist
  • Freddie Joy Trio ———————————–1955 – 1969 (Freddie Joy, Don Leonardi, Ernie George, Ernie Durawa)
  • Dick Jurgens Orchestra————————–1965, 1969
  • Stan Kenton —————————————-1950s
  • The Kim Sisters————————————–1960
  • Wayne King and his Orchestra ——————1969
  • Kona Brothers and the Kona Hula Maidens–1969
  • Sally Knowles————————————–1960
  • Carolyn Lee Trio ———————————–1950s-1960s
  • Norman Lee——————————————1961
  • Dorothy Leino (pianist)————————–
  • Jack E. Leonard———————————— 1961
  • Liberace ———————————————1954, 1963
  • Licata Brothers Trio/Quartet —————–1950s   (Paul and Jasper “Curly” Licata; Joe Stroehle, Len Buckmann)
  • Lois Lynn      (Fairview Inn) ———————–1950
  • Guy Lombardo ————————————1951, 1966 And The Royal Canadians
  • Myrna “Gail” Marando ————————- 1946-1959    Queen of the Ivories
  • Freddie Martin Orchestra———————- 1959
  • Clyde McCoy and his Orchestra ————– 1960s   Mr. Sugar Blues
  • Marjorie Meinert ——————————— 1950s-1960s
  • Minnesota Fats————————————1950s     (Guest appearance)
  • Vaughn Monroe Orchestra———————1958, 1969
  • Buddy Moreno————————————–1950s-1960s
  • Jack Morgan and the Russ Morgan Orchestra1969-1987 “Music in the Morgan Manner”
  • The Original Riverboaters ——————— 1968-69
  • Warren Parrish Duo—————————–1960s
  • Archie Peebles ———————————— 1950s  Organist
  • Louie Prima  —————————————1956
  • Jodi Rae ———————————————-1969
  • Rita Ray (The Tropics)—————————1946-1947  ”The Naughty Nightingale”
  • Ted Shapiro, pianist ——————————1950s-1960s
  • Ginger Shirley (The Tropics)——————1948
  • George Sontag  ———————————— 1950s
  • Jack Staulcup and his Orchestra ————-1960s
  • Joe Stroehle and his Orchestra-—————1960s
  • Patti Sutton —————————————- 1960s
  • Hank Thompson (The Tropics)—————-1946-1947
  • Claude Thornhill and his Orchestra ——– 1962
  • Tiny Tim ——————————————–1970s
  • Orrin Tucker—————————————–1958
  • Sophie Tucker————————————-  1957, 1963  Last of the Red Hot Mamas
  • Johnny Ukulele and his Hawaiian Review — –1969-1970
  • The Versatiles (Fairview Inn) ———————1950
  • We Three Trio (Glenn Peterson, John Retzl, Bob Meyer) —1960s
  • Margaret Whiting ——————————— 1960, 1963   “All through the Day”