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Glenn Miller and His Orchestra - George T. Simon

Glenn Miller and His Orchestra

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Published: 1st April 1988
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"Moonlight Serenade, Sunrise Serenade, Little Brown Jug, In the Mood..." These and other memorable tunes endeared Glenn Miller to millions in the Swing Era and all who recall those times. After playing trombone and arranging for leading orchestras of the Dorsey brothers, Ray Noble, Ben Pollack, and Red Nichols, Glenn Miller formed his own "sweet" band, which from 1938 to 1942 achieved widespread popularity second only to Benny Goodman's. Miller learned all he could from these and other bands like Jimmie Lunceford's and Artie Shaw's, going on to create a uniquely rich sound with clarinet over four saxes and four trombones ("three-part harmony sounds too thin," he once exclaimed). Simon tells of both the successes and hard times of Miller's illustrious career, up to his celebrated Army Air Force band and his untimely death.

The Early Yearsp. 1
The Band That Failedp. 77
The Band That Made Itp. 145
The Great AAF Bandp. 119
Codap. 431
Recordings by Glenn Miller and His Orchestrap. 451
Illustration Creditsp. 457
Indexp. 459
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ISBN: 9780306801297
ISBN-10: 0306801299
Series: Da Capo Paperback
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1st April 1988
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.6  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 2