Popular Recordings (1938-1942)

Popular Recordings (1938-1942)

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by Glenn Miller
     
 

At the time of its initial appearance in 1989, this three-CD set was a significant improvement over any of the compact disc editions of Glenn Miller's music to have made it out before. Not only did its 60 songs offer the proper scope and range to allow one to fully appreciate the depth of Miller's popularity and talent, but this was also part of the CD era's second… See more details below

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At the time of its initial appearance in 1989, this three-CD set was a significant improvement over any of the compact disc editions of Glenn Miller's music to have made it out before. Not only did its 60 songs offer the proper scope and range to allow one to fully appreciate the depth of Miller's popularity and talent, but this was also part of the CD era's second wave of compilations and remasterings -- in contrast to the boomtown recklessness and corporate ineptitude that had characterized CD reissues in the mid-'80s, producers were now aware that there were gradations in the sound quality of digital masters and room for improvement in the technology. The late Joe Lopes engineered this set to last in the ears of the listener, and producer John Snyder oversaw what was, at the time, one of the finest and most comprehensive CD reissues ever accorded a big-band leader. The brass has bite and the horns and reeds have body, and the entire band is in sharp relief as they hadn't been heard since the early '40s and their last civilian concerts. It has since been supplanted, itself, by other, more recent remastered editions utilizing still better technology, including The Essential Glenn Miller (1995), Platinum Glenn Miller (2003), and The Centennial Collection (2004) -- reducing the noise in the masters even further, among other differences -- but holds up as perhaps the best authorized, large-scale survey of Miller's work other than the 13-disc complete set from BMG. These 60 songs represent a compromise between that set's completeness and the superficiality of 1988's Pure Gold, with its ten songs and minimal annotation. ~ Bruce Eder & William Ruhlmann

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/20/1989
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0078635978520
catalogNumber:
9785

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Moonlight Serenade
  2. King Porter Stomp
  3. And the Angels Sing
  4. The Lady's in Love with You
  5. Little Brown Jug
  6. But It Didn't Mean a Thing
  7. Stairway to the Stars
  8. Pagan Love Song
  9. Over the Rainbow
  10. We Can Live on Love (We Haven't Got a Pot to Cook In)
  11. Glenn Island Special
  12. It's a Blue World
  13. Ain't Cha Comin' Out?
  14. Runnin' Wild
  15. Moon Love
  16. Farewell Blues
  17. Blue Evening
  18. Bluebirds in the Moonlight
  19. Sunrise Serenade
  20. Oh, You Crazy Moon

Disc 2

  1. In the Mood
  2. Indian Summer
  3. The Rhumba Jumps!
  4. Stardust
  5. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
  6. Tuxedo Junction
  7. April Played the Fiddle
  8. Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)
  9. Be Happy
  10. The Nearness of You
  11. My Blue Heaven
  12. It's Always You
  13. Bugle Call Rag
  14. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  15. Pennsylvania 6-5000
  16. Yes, My Darling Daughter
  17. Anvil Chorus, Pts. 1-2
  18. I Know Why (And So Do You)
  19. You Stepped out of a Dream
  20. I Dreamt I Dwelt in Harlem

Disc 3

  1. A String of Pearls
  2. Perfidia
  3. Sun Valley Jump
  4. Slumber Song
  5. The Spirit Is Willing
  6. Elmer's Tune
  7. Adios
  8. Moonlight Cocktail
  9. Moonlight Sonata
  10. Chattanooga Choo Choo
  11. At Last
  12. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)
  13. Rhapsody in Blue
  14. (I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo
  15. Serenade in Blue
  16. Caribbean Clipper
  17. That Old Black Magic
  18. Juke Box Saturday Night
  19. Moonlight Becomes You
  20. American Patrol

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Glenn Miller   Primary Artist,Trombone
Ray Anthony   Trumpet
Bobby Hackett   Guitar
Billy May   Trumpet
Klink   Tenor Saxophone
Hal McIntyre   Alto Saxophone
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Warren Smith   Trombone
Ray Eberle   Vocals
Tom Mack   Trombone
Modernaires   Vocals
Jimmy Abato   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Tex Beneke   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
John Best   Trumpet
Roland Bundock   Bass
Ernie Caceres   Alto Saxophone
Frank Carlson   Drums
Charles Frankhauser   Trumpet
Doc Goldberg   Bass
Clyde Hurley   Trumpet
Marion Hutton   Vocals
Legh Knowles   Trumpet
Steve Lipkins   Trumpet
Skip Martin   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Priddy   Trombone
Moe Purtill   Drums
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Wilbur Schwartz   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bill Stegmeyer   Alto Saxophone
Paul Tanner   Trombone
Alec FILA   Trumpet
Herman Alpert   Bass
Mastren   Trombone
Dale McMickle   Trumpet
Bob Peck   Trumpet
Paula Kelly   Vocals
Jack Lathrop   Guitar
Glenn Miller Orchestra   Track Performer
Zeke Zarchy   Trumpet
Johnny Austin   Trumpet
Harold Tennyson   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Stanley Aronson   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Chummy MacGregor   Piano
Skip Nelson   Vocals
Bob Price   Trumpet
Bill Conway   Guitar
Gabe Gellnas   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Frank D'Annolfo   Trombone
Bob Spangler   Drums
Arthur Ens   Guitar
John McGhee   Trumpet
Richard Fisher   Guitar

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Giuseppe Verdi   Composer
André Kostelanetz   Composer
Frankie Carle   Composer
Dick Jurgens   Composer
Steve Backer   Executive Producer
Benny Carter   Arranger
Lew Brown   Composer
Mack Davis   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Charlie Dixon   Arranger
Eddie Durham   Arranger
Bill Finegan   Arranger,Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Jerry Gray   Arranger,Composer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
J.C. MacGregor   Composer
Paul Mares   Composer
Glenn Miller   Arranger,Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Leon Roppolo   Composer
Luckey Roberts   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Ben Smith   Composer
John Snyder   Producer,Liner Notes
Sam H. Stept   Composer
Sid Tepper   Composer
Leonard Ware   Composer
Mort Goode   Liner Notes
Joe Lopes   Engineer
Arthur Gibbs   Composer
Enric Madriguera   Composer
Joe Lipman   Arranger
Alberto Dominguez   Composer
Charles Tobias   Composer
Buddy Feyne   Composer
Sammy Gallop   Composer
Milton Leeds   Composer
Leo Wood   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Elmer Albrecht   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Eddie Woods   Composer
Joe Grey   Composer
Frank W. Meacham   Composer
Rupert Wates   Composer
Frederick Edward Weatherly   Composer
Robert Wright   Composer

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