Music in the Miller Mood [Soundies]

Music in the Miller Mood [Soundies]

by Tex Beneke
     
 

This two-disc set, clocking in at nearly two hours in length, features 41 previously unreleased Thesaurus transcriptions made between 1949-52. The title is apt; Beneke, a former vocalist and tenor saxophonist for Glenn Miller, carried on the tradition of his former boss and, while not exactly replicating Miller's sound, came close enough…  See more details below

Overview

This two-disc set, clocking in at nearly two hours in length, features 41 previously unreleased Thesaurus transcriptions made between 1949-52. The title is apt; Beneke, a former vocalist and tenor saxophonist for Glenn Miller, carried on the tradition of his former boss and, while not exactly replicating Miller's sound, came close enough that casual listeners would be hard pressed to discern between the two. Ranging from soft big band jazz to swinging dance numbers with and without a variety of vocalists, these half-century old transcriptions sound simply great. Recommended for enthusiasts of Miller's wartime band and essential for followers of Tex Beneke.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2000
Label:
Soundies Records
UPC:
0673477413026
catalogNumber:
4130

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. In the Mood
  2. Sunrise Serenade
  3. The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend
  4. My Buddy
  5. Would I Love You (Love You, Love You)
  6. Tex Beneke Voice Track: ".....Let's Introduce a Vocal by Glenn Douglas
  7. I'm the Man With Dreams
  8. Pennsylvania 6-5000
  9. Over Three Hills
  10. My Heart Cries for You
  11. The Peanut Vendor
  12. Blue Champagne
  13. Tex Beneke Voice Track: "...I'm Gonna Sing the Next Number...."
  14. You Blew Out the Flame
  15. American Patrol
  16. St. Louis Blues March
  17. I Remeber the Cornfields
  18. Mama Inez
  19. The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
  20. Tex Beneke Voice Track: "....One of the Great Standards in Pop Music...
  21. Tea for Two
  22. Dimples and Cherry Cheeks
  23. Stardust
  24. (Day After Day) I'll Always Love You
  25. Crazy Rhythm

Disc 2

  1. A String of Pearls
  2. Tex Beneke Voice Track: ".....One of Our Star Attractions Is..."
  3. They Can't Take That Away from Me
  4. You Turned the Tables on Me
  5. Our Waltz
  6. A Wonderful Guy
  7. Moonlight Cocktail
  8. Tex Beneke Voice Track: "....The Moonlight Serenaders Take over..."
  9. Ichabod
  10. I Can Dream, Can't I?
  11. El Cumbanchero
  12. Charmaine
  13. Tex Benecke Voice Track: "...Back Again for a Word or Two..."
  14. I've Got a Heart Filled With Love (For You Dear)
  15. Tzin-Tzun-Tzan
  16. Too Marvelous for Words
  17. Ida! Sweet as Apple Cider
  18. Tex Beneke Voice Track: "...The Number Coming up Next..."
  19. Blues in the Night
  20. Love Walked In
  21. Tex Benecke Voice Track: "...Smoething Mighty Special Coming up...."
  22. Elmer's Tune
  23. The Moon Was Yellow
  24. Adios

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tex Beneke   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone,Vocal Director
Bob Brookmeyer   Piano
Mel Lewis   Drums
John Graas   French Horn
Mike Bryan   Guitar
Bill Ainsworth   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Gene Cipriano   Tenor Saxophone
DeRisi   Trumpet
Art Depew   Trumpet
Joe Ferrante   Trumpet
Bobby Gibbons   Guitar
Dick Gould   Trombone
Hamm   Bass
Jim Harwood   Trombone
Sal Libero   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Dick Nash   Trombone
Danny Perri   Guitar
Jimmy Pratt   Drums
Moe Purtill   Drums
Tak Takvorian   Trombone
Paul Tanner   Trombone
Whitey Thomas   Trumpet
Art Wagner   Piano
Buddy Yeager   Trumpet
Eddie Zandy   Trumpet
Freddie Zito   Trombone
Bob Peck   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny White   Alto Saxophone
Tex Beneke & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Bob Dawes   Baritone Saxophone
Manny Thaler   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Bob Mitchell   Vocals
Bobby Nichols   Trumpet
Jack Steele   Trumpet
Teddy Lee   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
George Monte   Trombone
Bill Forman   Trombone
Johnny Hayes   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Billy May   Arranger
Ray McKinley   Arranger
Bill Finegan   Arranger,Composer
Joe Garland   Arranger
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Jerry Gray   Arranger,Composer
Eddie Leonard   Composer
Norman Leyden   Arranger
Carl Sigman   Composer
Perry Burgett   Arranger
Louis Alter   Composer
Sidney Mitchell   Composer
Eddie Munson   Composer
Frank W. Meacham   Composer

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