Glenn Miller
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1904-03-01
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Biography

The most popular white danceband leader of the swing era, Miller was also an influential arranger, who had an important impact on the music of several bands in the 1920s and 1930s, most notably those of drummer Ben Pollack and ...

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Biography

The most popular white danceband leader of the swing era, Miller was also an influential arranger, who had an important impact on the music of several bands in the 1920s and 1930s, most notably those of drummer Ben Pollack and the Dorsey Brothers.

He was in Pollack's band from 1926 until almost the end of the decade, playing alongside many significant figures including Jack Teagarden and Benny Goodman. His arrangements for the Dorsey Brothers in the early 1930s experimented with transferring Dixieland to large bands, something later done successfully by Bob Crosby.

But it was Miller's arrangements for his own bands, and notably the one he led from 1938 that were responsible for his great popularity. These involved sentimental ballads such as Moonlight Serenade, in which he adopted the trademark of the clarinet doubling the melody with the saxophones, and simplified uptempo swing dance tunes, such as In The Mood.

Through discs, films and broadcasts, Miller became nationally popular. In 1942, he broke up the band and enlisted in the US Army Air Force. He formed a band within the service to play dance music, and travelled with it to Europe, becoming hugely popular in wartime Britain, where his band recorded and broadcast frequently.

In December 1944, he set off to the recently liberated Paris to organise a Christmas concert, but his plane was lost over the English Channel. His band continued to appear during the war years, and various versions of the group have been put together to tour since then, keeping his hugely popular arrangements before the public.



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In The Mood
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In The Mood In The Mood In The Mood In The Mood
Glenn Miller
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
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Swing Low Sweet Chariot Swing Low Sweet Chariot Swing Low Sweet Chariot Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Glenn Miller
Perfidia
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Perfidia Perfidia Perfidia Perfidia
Glenn Miller
St. Louis Blues March
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St. Louis Blues March St. Louis Blues March St. Louis Blues March St. Louis Blues March
Glenn Miller
Slip Horn Jive
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Slip Horn Jive Slip Horn Jive Slip Horn Jive Slip Horn Jive
Glenn Miller
Holiday For Strings
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Holiday For Strings Holiday For Strings Holiday For Strings Holiday For Strings
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Rug Cutter’s Swing
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Rug Cutter’s Swing Rug Cutter’s Swing Rug Cutter’s Swing Rug Cutter’s Swing
Glenn Miller
Great Day
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Great Day Great Day Great Day Great Day
Jodie Prenger & Glenn Miller
In The Mood
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In The Mood In The Mood In The Mood In The Mood
Glenn Miller
Tuxedo Junction
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Tuxedo Junction Tuxedo Junction Tuxedo Junction Tuxedo Junction
Glenn Miller, Mitchell Parish & Glenn Miller Orchestra
Moonlight Serenade
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Moonlight Serenade Moonlight Serenade Moonlight Serenade Moonlight Serenade
Glenn Miller
American Patrol
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American Patrol American Patrol American Patrol American Patrol
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Moonlight Serenade
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Moonlight Serenade Moonlight Serenade Moonlight Serenade Moonlight Serenade
Glenn Miller
I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo
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I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo
The Modernaires, Glenn Miller, Ray Eberle & Miller, Glenn Ray Eberle And The Modernaires
Elmer's Tune
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Elmer's Tune Elmer's Tune Elmer's Tune Elmer's Tune
Glenn Miller
Shh It's A Military Secret
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Shh It's A Military Secret Shh It's A Military Secret Shh It's A Military Secret Shh It's A Military Secret
Glenn Miller
Chattanooga Choo Choo
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Chattanooga Choo Choo Chattanooga Choo Choo Chattanooga Choo Choo Chattanooga Choo Choo
Glenn Miller
April Played The Fiddle
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April Played The Fiddle April Played The Fiddle April Played The Fiddle April Played The Fiddle
Glenn Miller
String of Pearls
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String of Pearls String of Pearls String of Pearls String of Pearls
Glenn Miller
Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree
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Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree
Glenn Miller & Seven Towers Male Voice Choir, Ballymena
moonlight serenade
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moonlight serenade moonlight serenade moonlight serenade moonlight serenade
Glenn Miller
I Got A Gal in Kalamazoo
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I Got A Gal in Kalamazoo I Got A Gal in Kalamazoo I Got A Gal in Kalamazoo I Got A Gal in Kalamazoo
Glenn Miller
Yes, My Darling Daughter
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Yes, My Darling Daughter Yes, My Darling Daughter Yes, My Darling Daughter Yes, My Darling Daughter
Glenn Miller
Measure For Measure
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Measure For Measure Measure For Measure Measure For Measure Measure For Measure
Glenn Miller
Down For The Count
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Down For The Count Down For The Count Down For The Count Down For The Count
Glenn Miller
Get Happy
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Get Happy Get Happy Get Happy Get Happy
Glenn Miller
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
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When Johnny Comes Marching Home When Johnny Comes Marching Home When Johnny Comes Marching Home When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Glenn Miller
Poinciana
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Poinciana Poinciana Poinciana Poinciana
Glenn Miller
Bubble Bath
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Bubble Bath Bubble Bath Bubble Bath Bubble Bath
Glenn Miller
Ida Sweet As Apple Cider
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Ida Sweet As Apple Cider Ida Sweet As Apple Cider Ida Sweet As Apple Cider Ida Sweet As Apple Cider
Glenn Miller
I Know Why And So Do You
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I Know Why And So Do You I Know Why And So Do You I Know Why And So Do You I Know Why And So Do You
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