Centennial Collection

Centennial Collection

by Glenn Miller
     
 

Glenn Miller was one of the most popular recording artists from the late 1930s until he died in a plane crash while leading an army big band in 1944. While his orchestra was more of a pop band with jazz leanings, with relatively few solos by individual members, his music had mass appeal during a troubled time in American history. This two-disc set celebrates the… See more details below

Overview

Glenn Miller was one of the most popular recording artists from the late 1930s until he died in a plane crash while leading an army big band in 1944. While his orchestra was more of a pop band with jazz leanings, with relatively few solos by individual members, his music had mass appeal during a troubled time in American history. This two-disc set celebrates the centennial of his birth by collecting a number of his biggest hits while remixing them with 24 bit remastering, along with a few surprises. Musically, the instrumentals stand the test of time, especially the lovely "Moonlight Serenade," "Tuxedo Junction," the swinging "In the Mood," and "A String of Pearls." Among the vocal tracks, "Chattanooga Choo Choo" has continued to appeal to new generations of music listeners, though novelty numbers like "The Boogie Wooglie Piggy" and "Pennsylvania 6-5000" haven't aged all that well. Three previously unreleased airchecks appear for the first time, including a peppy rendition of Jelly Roll Morton's "King Porter Stomp," the trite "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar," and Ray Eberle's fine vocal on "Moon Love." Totally unacceptable is the modern remix by DJ Touche of "Pennsylvania 6-5000," which Miller fans will likely curse aloud. The second disc is a DVD filled with rarely seen film trailers, and newsreel and performance footage of the band, along with a few home movies as well. So minus the reissue producer's one judgment lapse, fans of Glenn Miller will be very pleased with this centennial salute to the bandleader.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/2004
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0828765910422
catalogNumber:
59104
Rank:
84707

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Moonlight Serenade  -  Glenn Miller Orchestra
  2. Chattanooga Choo Choo  -  Glenn Miller Orchestra
  3. Juke Box Saturday Night  -  Glenn Miller Orchestra
  4. Over the Rainbow  -  Glenn Miller Orchestra
  5. Tuxedo Junction  -  Glenn Miller Orchestra
  6. In the Mood  -  Glenn Miller Orchestra
  7. Fools Rush In  -  Glenn Miller Orchestra
  8. Imagination  -  Glenn Miller Orchestra
  9. The Booglie Wooglie Piggy  -  Glenn Miller Orchestra
  10. A String of Pearls
  11. When You Wish Upon a Star  -  Glenn Miller Orchestra
  12. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)  -  Glenn Miller Orchestra
  13. Pennsylvania 6-5000  -  Glenn Miller Orchestra
  14. Along the Santa Fe Trail  -  Glenn Miller Orchestra
  15. Begin the Beguine  -  Glenn Miller Orchestra
  16. At Last  -  Glenn Miller Orchestra
  17. King Porter Stomp  -  Glenn Miller Orchestra
  18. Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar  -  Glenn Miller Orchestra
  19. Moon Love  -  Glenn Miller Orchestra
  20. Pennsylvania 6-5000  -  Glenn Miller Orchestra

Disc 2

  1. DVD  -  Glenn Miller Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Glenn Miller   Primary Artist
Klink   Tenor Saxophone
Ray Eberle   Vocals
Modernaires   Vocals
Tex Beneke   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Marion Hutton   Vocals
Jack Lathrop   Vocals

Technical Credits

André Kostelanetz   Composer
Erskine Hawkins   Composer
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
Julian Dash   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Mack Davis   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Barry Feldman   Reissue Producer
Bill Finegan   Arranger,Composer
Joe Garland   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Jerry Gray   Arranger,Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Leigh Harline   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Glenn Miller   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Hughie Prince   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Sam H. Stept   Composer
Stillman   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Vic Anesini   Mastering
Rebecca Meek   Art Direction
Paul McGrane   Composer
Edward F. Polic   Liner Notes
Charles Tobias   Composer
Buddy Feyne   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Eleanore Sheehy   Composer
Edwina Coolidge   Composer
Will Grosz   Composer
DJ Touche   Producer,Remixing
Glenn McGaha Miller   Arranger
William Johnson   Composer
Roy Jacobs   Composer

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