From the Archives: The Moonmaids

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Podcast from the University of North Texas Music Library highlighting materials from their collections. This episode chronicles the formation of the Moonmaids vocal ensemble as the Swingtet at what was then North Texas State Teachers College, and their rise to national fame in the late 1940s with big band leader Vaughn Monroe and his orchestra. The podcast includes selections featuring the singers on WFAA radio in Dallas, at the former Camp Howze in Gainesville, TX, and live from Denton with Vaughn Monroe in 1949.

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Feustle, Maristella March 14, 2019.

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Podcast from the University of North Texas Music Library highlighting materials from their collections. This episode chronicles the formation of the Moonmaids vocal ensemble as the Swingtet at what was then North Texas State Teachers College, and their rise to national fame in the late 1940s with big band leader Vaughn Monroe and his orchestra. The podcast includes selections featuring the singers on WFAA radio in Dallas, at the former Camp Howze in Gainesville, TX, and live from Denton with Vaughn Monroe in 1949.

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1 audio recording (26 min., 51 sec.) : digital

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  • March 14, 2019

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Feustle, Maristella. From the Archives: The Moonmaids, audio recording, March 14, 2019; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1464214/: accessed April 3, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.