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GLENN MILLER

The Very Best Of Glenn Miller (Compilation, 180g)

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SKU: 5060397602190 Categories: ,

Format: LP
Cat No: CATLP219
Barcode: 5060397602190
Released: 26 March 2021

The Very Best Of Glenn Miller (Compilation, 180g)

Glenn Miller (1904–1944) was an American bandleader, trombonist, composer, and arranger who achieved immense popularity during the Swing Era. His Glenn Miller Orchestra became one of the most successful and influential big bands of the 1930s and 1940s.

In the late 1930s and early 1940s, Glenn Miller formed and led the Glenn Miller Orchestra, a prominent big band that played a significant role in defining the Swing Era. The orchestra’s signature sound featured clarinet-led reed sections combined with Miller’s precise and distinctive trombone playing.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra produced numerous hit recordings, including classics like “In the Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” and “Tuxedo Junction.” These songs became emblematic of the Swing Era and contributed to Miller’s widespread popularity.

In 1942, during World War II, Miller joined the U.S. Army Air Forces and formed the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band to entertain troops. He held the rank of captain and played a significant role in boosting morale during the war.

Glenn Miller’s life was tragically cut short when his plane disappeared over the English Channel in December 1944 while he was en route to entertain Allied troops in France. The circumstances surrounding his disappearance remain a mystery.

Despite his relatively short career, Glenn Miller’s impact on the world of big band and swing music is enduring. His meticulous arrangements, distinctive sound, and memorable recordings continue to be celebrated. The Glenn Miller Orchestra, led by subsequent directors, has kept his legacy alive by performing his iconic repertoire.

Miller received numerous posthumous honors, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. His music is still widely enjoyed, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra remains active, continuing to perform his timeless tunes for new generations of listeners.

Glenn Miller’s contributions to the big band genre and swing music have left an indelible mark on the history of American music.

TRACK LISTING

SIDE A
1. In The Mood
2. Moonlight Serenade
3. Chatanooga Choo Choo
4. (I’ve Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo
5. Moonlight Cocktail
6. That Old Black Magic
7. Pennsylvania 6-5000

SIDE B
1. A String Of Pearls
2. Tuxedo Junction
3. Little Brown Jug
4. The Woodpecker Song
5. Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)
6. Juke Box Saturday Night
7. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

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