Label: Vintage Jazz Classics - VJC-1022-2 Format: CD Album Country: US Genre: Jazz Style: Big Band, Swing
Next to a Letter from Home: Glenn Miller and His Orchestra. And the dancers just loved it. Martha Tilton also recorded a version in Turner Classic Movies. Glenn Miller discography.
In addition to leading bands and playing the trombone, Glenn Miller composed music or lyrics to a number of songs. These and others were recorded by Miller with his pre-war civilian bands and his Army Air Force band. Glenn Miller composed the music to Moonlight Serenade in , with official lyrics added later by Mitchell Parish after two other sets of lyrics were written. The record eventually made the Top Ten charts, reaching number three on Billboard where it stayed for fifteen weeks and was the number five record of in the year-end chart of the top records of compiled by Billboard.
War Department. The recording reached number twelve in the UK in March, , staying on the chart for one week. The band continued to record in and The title of the composition derives from the apartment number. We all moved into that, practically the whole band. The number of that apartment was Two versions of the instrumental were released. The recording is available on the Red Hot Jazz website: A 78 was released in as Brunswick with "Dipper Mouth Blues".
Introduction to a Waltz was an instrumental composition written with Jerry Gray and Hal Dickinson in that was never commercially recorded for Bluebird. Heckle and Mr. Jibe" as the B side. The Dorsey Band recorded three different versions of the song in June and August, , released on Brunswick and later on Decca. Ray McKinley , then a drummer in the Dorsey Brothers band, recalled: He used to carry a little organ around with him to work on. Glenn Miller was in the Ray Noble orchestra at the time on trombone.
Dick Morgan was the banjo and guitar player in the Ben Pollack band, who also used a realistic replica of a python in his act with the Pollack band. George Simon recalled how the song came about: The solos are by Jerry Jerome on tenor sax and Irving Fazola on clarinet. Simon reviewed the song in March, , in Metronome magazine describing it as "much swing, fun, and good Kitty Lane singing. The song was arranged by Glenn Miller. Evolution of a Band , Glenn Miller, Sony, I enjoyed the harmonies of the Moonlight Serenaders as well as all the featured solo musicians.
Wonderful program! January 25, Pat Smith. The performance at the Cole in Hamlet, NC this week was great. The numbers were done exactly as the original Glenn Miller band did them. Princess Nokia, The Marias, Daughters and more. Blog Picture-perfect Songs: Loading player…. Scrobble from Spotify? Connect to Spotify Dismiss. Search Search. Play on youtube. Popular this week In the Mood listeners. Play album. Less than three months later, he was looking for members and forming a new band.
Miller began a partnership with Eli Oberstein , which led directly to a contract with Victor subsidiary Bluebird Records. Gaining notoriety at such engagements as the Paradise Restaurant and Frank Dailey—owned Meadowbrook and their corresponding nationwide broadcasts, Miller struck enormous popularity playing the Glen Island Casino in the summer of From late to mid, Miller was the number-one band in the country, with few true rivals. By March , Glenn was planning to form a new group.
The newly reformed band featured several longtime associates of Miller. They opened on April 16, , at Raymor Ballroom in Boston. When the band reached New York , they were billed below Freddie Fisher and His Schnickelfritzers , a dance band comedy routine. The band was well-received and within days Dailey picked up a three-week extension offer. During this time, Bluebird recording dates became more common and Glenn added drummer Maurice Purtill and trumpeter Dale "Mickey" McMickle to stabilize personnel.
In late August, the end of their summer season, they had nationwide attention. George T. Simon , writer and one-time drummer for Miller, spoke of the Glen Island broadcasts:.
Glen Island was the prestige place for people who listened to bands on radio. That helped. It caught the public fancy during this exposure. That made him the Michael Jackson of his day. Capitalizing on newfound popularity, Miller decided to add a trombone and a trumpet, giving the band a fuller sound.
On April 4, , Miller and his orchestra recorded " Moonlight Serenade ". Famous for its opening and bass riffs as well as its "dueling" saxophone solos between Tex Beneke and Al Klink, the song hit number one on the Billboard charts, staying for a total of 30 weeks. Despite playing it for radio broadcast, Shaw found no success with it in this form.
Not to be confused with Moonlight Sonata. Archived from the original on July 6, Retrieved CS1 maint: Glenn Miller and his Orchestra , pp,
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