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My dad really loved his big bands. And what bigger big band than the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

March first, Glenn Miller would have been 120 years old. So we are going to celebrate his birthday all month with his music and musical style.

My dad had a ton of Miller music, and while I have already featured him many times on this show, you’ll be introduced to an even larger portion of it this month including a return to the most distinctive album in his collection which we’ll feature in four weeks.

So, get ready to hear one of this bandleader’s compilation disks released 12 years after his death, to kick off an entire month of his music in Volume 166: This Is Glenn Miller.

More information about this album, see the Discogs webpage for it.

Video Intro

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Credits and Copyrights:

Glenn Miller And His Orchestra – This Is Glenn Miller
Label: RCA Victor – LPM 1190
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Released: 1956
Genre: Jazz
Style: Swing, Big Band
Pressed By – RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis

Liner Notes – George T. Simon

Johnson Rag
Written-By – Guy Hall, Henry Kleinkauf
Arranged By – Bill Finegan
Soloists on sax – Al Klink and Tex Beneke
Soloist, Trombone – Glenn Miller
Soloist, Trumpet – Clyde Hurley

Beautiful Ohio
Written-By – Ballard MacDonald, Mary Earl
Arranged By – Jerry Gray
Soloist, Piano – Chummy McGregor
Soloist, Tenor Saxophone – Tex Beneke

Written-By – Eddie Woods, Enric Madriguera
Arranged By – Jerry Gray
Bass – Doc Goldberg
Trumpet [Muted] – Mickey McMickle

Londonderry Air
traditional Irish melody
Arranged By – J. C. McGregor and Glenn Miller
Celesta – Chummy McGregor

Anvil Chorus
Written-By – Giuseppe Verdi yes, the 19th century Italian Opera Composer
Arranged By – Jerry Gray
Soloist – Tex Beneke
Soloist, Bass – Trigger Alpert
Soloist, Clarinet – Ernie Caceres
Soloist, Trumpet – Billy May

Bugle Call Rag
Written-By – Billy Meyers, Elmer Schoebel and Jack Pettis

I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

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