Broadcast Instrumentals

Broadcast Instrumentals

by Glenn Miller
     
 
With all due respect to his star vocalists Marion Hutton, Ray Eberle, and Tex Beneke, this album of 22 "Broadcast Instrumentals" weighs in with the best of the all-purpose Glenn Miller compilations. Harvested from radio airchecks recorded between March 19, 1940, and September 22,

Overview

With all due respect to his star vocalists Marion Hutton, Ray Eberle, and Tex Beneke, this album of 22 "Broadcast Instrumentals" weighs in with the best of the all-purpose Glenn Miller compilations. Harvested from radio airchecks recorded between March 19, 1940, and September 22, 1942, these "unsung" performances by one of America's most popular big bands accurately reflect Miller's selection and maintenance of a well-balanced repertoire, including classic jazz warhorses like "Tiger Rag," W.C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues," and King Oliver's "Dippermouth Blues," as well as danceable contemporary swing tunes such as Tiny Bradshaw's "Jersey Bounce" and Count Basie's "One O'Clock Jump." True to form, Miller also included staid traditional fare like Stephen Foster's "I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" and military marvels like "Anchors Aweigh" and "On Brave Old Army Team." Arrangers include Eddie Barefield (composer of "Fanhat Stomp"), Eddie Durham (a crucial component of the Basie band), and Billy May (destined for a lucrative career with Capitol Records and Frank Sinatra). Excellent big band swing, strictly instrumental.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2007
Label:
Sounds Of Yesteryear
UPC:
5019317070441
catalogNumber:
744
Rank:
143978

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Glenn Miller   Primary Artist,Trombone
Bobby Hackett   Trumpet
Billy May   Trumpet
Tex Beneke   Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Caceres   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Clyde Hurley   Trumpet
Moe Purtill   Drums
Mickey McMickle   Trumpet
Chummy MacGregor   Piano
Skippy Martin   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Franz Lehár   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Billy May   Arranger
Eddie Barefield   Arranger,Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Eddie Durham   Arranger
Bill Finegan   Arranger
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Jerry Gray   Arranger,Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Lee Gaines   Composer
Philip Egner   Composer
Heinz Provost   Composer
Submarine Records   Audio Production

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