Bob Eberly

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Bob Eberly (July 24, 1916, Mechanicville, New York – November 17, 1981, Glen Burnie, Maryland) was a big band vocalist, best known for his association with Jimmy Dorsey and his duets with Helen O'Connell.

Eberly was born Robert Eberle, but changed the spelling of his surname slightly to the homonymous Eberly. His younger brother Ray was also a big-band singer, most notably with Glenn Miller's orchestra. Their father, John A. Eberle, was a policeman, sign-painter, and tavern-keeper. Another brother, Al, was a Hoosick Falls, New York village trustee.

He recorded the original version of "I'm Glad There Is You" in 1942 with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra on Decca Records, 4197B. The song subsequently became a jazz and pop standard.

In 1953, Eberly and Helen O'Connell headlined a summer replacement program for Perry Como's CBS television show. The program also featured Ray Anthony and his orchestra.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 George Gershwin: 'S Wonderful - The Great Decca Songbook Various Artists 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Golden Memories of the Great Swing Aera Various Artists 1
1987 Stage Door Canteen Various Artists 1
1991 The Dance Band Days Various Artists 1
1994 Sentimental Journey Various Artists 1
1995 Dance Hall Days Various Artists 1
1995 Hits of '43 Various Artists 1
1997 Too Marvelous for Words: 24 Songs of Johnny Mercer Various Artists 1
1999 The 20th Century in Music Various Artists 1
2000 The 40's Swingers & Singers Various Artists 1
2001 1000 Original Hits: 50's Various Artists 1
2001 The Chronological Classics: Eddie Heywood 1946-1947 Eddie Heywood 1
2004 Always: The Songs We'll Never Forget Various Artists 1
2004 Blue Moon - Swing und Jazz zum Verlieben Various Artists 1
2007 The Essence of Swing Various Artists 2
2007 The Songs of George Gershwin the Ultimate Collection Various Artists 1
2007 To Each His Own: Love Songs of World War II Various Artists 1
2011 We'll Meet Again Various Artists 1
2013 We'll Meet Again Various Artists 1
40 Years of Golden Memories Various Artists 1
50 Sweet Bands! 50 Sweet Songs!... And a Million Precious Memories (disc 2) Various Artists 1
Alive and Kickin': Big Band Sounds at MGM Various Artists 1
Decca: The Legendary Big Band Singers Various Artists 1
Hollywood's Best: The Forties Various Artists 1
Remembering the 40s Various Artists 1
Sentimental Journey Various Artists 1

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