Get in the mood with Pennsylvania 6-5000 and Chattanooga Choo Choo. Miller’s Orchestra existed for only five years, yet made an indelible mark on the history of popular music, changing and modernising dance music styles practically overnight. This is the ultimate Glenn Miller compilation.
“Great memories listening to this music. cheered up my day. I’m singing along with them!” Susan L
“A product of the 40’s I grew up listening to big band, Glenn Miller one of my favorites. Today when I want to get lost in the past I will listen to big bands , what a calming effect it has on a person” Rick Haden
There can only be a handful of people in the Western world who haven’t heard of Glenn Miller and his music. His orchestra existed for only five years yet it made an indelible mark on the history of popular music, changing and modernising dance music styles almost overnight.
Along with his contemporaries, Benny Goodman, the Dorsey Brothers, Artie Shaw and others, he was a driving force and combined swing with out and out dance music which kept the publics attention, not only in those five short years which saw the outbreak of World War II, but ever since.
Glenn Miller collectors will always point out that the ten or so bestsellers, most of them instrumentals, are just scratching the surface of Millers output of over 300 sides for RCA in the States, and this collection covers not only the most well known and perhaps best loved titles that Glenn made his own, but also a goodly selection of the rest.
Miller’s famous theme, Moonlight Serenade, performs its usual task of getting things under way. No surprise that this record is one of the five most requested discs on record programmes in this country and surely the most imitated record by other bands down the years. Recorded in April 1939 and just six days before that other favourite, Little Brown Jug, Millers theme puts us all in the mood for what follows.