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I think this record might go down as my favorite from the five records we are playing in the month of March to celebrate what would have been Glenn Miller’s 120th birthday on March first.

The featured trumpet player on this album has such a soft sound that really fits in with the Miller sound, yet stands out to make each song his own. His solos are delicate, yet hardly boring. As they were when he played for the Miller band.

He was a cool-toned cornetist who always sounded relaxed no matter what the setting or the tempo.

So get ready to hear some great songs made famous by the Glenn Miller orchestra in a setting of wall to wall strings and brass in Volume 167: Bobby’s Miller Pearls.

Here’s the article from Kim Filed mentioned in this episode.

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Credits and Copyrights:

Bobby Hackett – A String Of Pearls
Label: Epic – LN 24174
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Released: 1965
Genre: Jazz
Style: Big Band

We’ll hear 6 of the 12 songs on this album.

A String Of Pearls
Composed by Jerry Gray

Moonlight Serenade
Composed by Glenn Miller

Georgia On My Mind
Written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell

Tuxedo Junction
Written by Erskine Hawkins, Bill Johnson, and Julian Dash

Poor Butterfly
Music was written by Raymond Hubbell inspired by Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly

In The Mood
Based on the composition “Tar Paper Stomp” by Wingy Manone

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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