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55th annual - AMICA CONVENTION
BLACK HILLS - South Dakota
June 3 - 8, 2018

          Encyclopedia of Disc Music Boxes 1881 - 1920
       A History,
          Catalog Raisonné,
                and Appreciation.
                    By Q. David Bowers
       An AMICA-International Publication

Donald D. Voorhees
New Honorary Member
by Al f Werolin

The AMICA, V 18, No 4, May 1981

AMICA's board has just conferred Honorary Membership upon Donald D. Voorhees, a former Ampico and QRS recording artist. One of his Ampico recordings is "Hugs and Kisses" which was composed by our late Honorary Member Louis Alter. Mr. Voorhees also made a number of dance orchestra recordings for Edison and Columbia, and made several classical albums for Victor, accompanying Fritz Kreisler.

He is best known, perhaps, as conductor of the radio program "The Telephone Hour" which was broadcast over a period of many years. At one time he had his own dance orchestra. He is currently conductor of the Allentown (Pennsylvania) Symphony Orchestra and makes personal appearances as guest conductor of other wellknown orchestras.

We will endeavor to obtain a more complete biography of Mr. Voorhees for a later Bulletin. In the meantime, welcome Donald Voorhees to our circle of distinguished honorary AMICAns!

(Photo taken from "The Etude", 1943, from the Emmett M. Ford collection)



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