Chattanooga Choo Choo: The #1 Hits

Chattanooga Choo Choo: The #1 Hits

by Glenn Miller
     
 
Once there was a time when Benny Goodman was the "King of Swing" and Glenn Miller was the "King of Sweet." And though it was a time when the country had been through a decade-long economic depression and was preparing to enter a world war, the music was wonderfully upbeat, positive and ultimately life-affirming. Chattanooga Choo Choo:

Overview

Once there was a time when Benny Goodman was the "King of Swing" and Glenn Miller was the "King of Sweet." And though it was a time when the country had been through a decade-long economic depression and was preparing to enter a world war, the music was wonderfully upbeat, positive and ultimately life-affirming. Chattanooga Choo Choo: The #1 Hits, released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its title track, collects the Glenn Miller Orchestra's chart-toppers, all 23 of them, in chronological order. Beginning with the 1939 ballad "Wishing (Will Make It So)," and ending with "That Old Black Magic," which hit the top spot four years later, this disc makes many memorable stops along the way. Miller classics like "In the Mood," which held the number one position for 12 weeks, "Tuxedo Junction," "A String of Pearls," "I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo," "Moonlight Cocktail," and of course "Chattanooga Choo Choo," are here to be heard in all their timeless glory. The latter was the first record to be formally certified as a million seller, for which RCA Victor presented Miller with the first gold record in 1941. As with most "hit" collections, some of the tracks are silly or downright maudlin, and many of the band's well-known tunes didn't reach the top of the charts. Nonetheless, the Miller band had more than its share of excellence during its run, and this disc is a worthy sampler of the band's popular work. The consistently fine musicianship and unmistakable arrangements still retain their magic.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/27/1991
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0078635310221
catalogNumber:
3102

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Glenn Miller   Primary Artist,Trombone,Bandleader
Bobby Hackett   Cornet
Billy May   Trumpet,Alto Saxophone
Klink   Tenor Saxophone
Ray Eberle   Vocals
Modernaires   Vocals
Tex Beneke   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Ernie Caceres   Alto Saxophone
Clyde Hurley   Trumpet
Marion Hutton   Vocals
Dale McMickle   Muted Trumpet
Paula Kelly   Vocals
Glenn Miller Orchestra   Track Performer
Chummy MacGregor   Piano
Skip Nelson   Vocals

Technical Credits

André Kostelanetz   Composer
Horace Henderson   Composer
Steve Backer   Executive Producer
Mack Davis   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Bill Finegan   Arranger
Jerry Gray   Arranger,Composer
Joe López   Engineer
John Snyder   Producer
Mort Goode   Liner Notes
Jacqueline Murphy   Artwork,Art Direction
Jack Adelman   Engineer
Paul Brizzi   Engineer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Mack David   Composer
James Cavanaugh   Composer
Frank Weldon   Composer
Randy South   Illustrations
Eldo di Lazzaro   Composer

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