Glenn Miller (1945 album)

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Glenn Miller
Compilation album by Glenn Miller
Released 1945
Recorded 1939-1942
Genre Big Band, Jazz
Label RCA Victor (Bluebird)
Glenn Miller chronology
Glenn Miller
(1945)
Glenn Miller Masterpieces, Volume II
(1947)

Glenn Miller is an album by bandleader Glenn Miller, released on RCA Victor in 1945, consisting of a collection of four 10" 78 discs, released as RCA Victor P148 as part of the Victor Musical Smart Set series. The album was number one for a total of 16 weeks on the newly created Billboard album charts in 1945.[1] The album was certified Gold in July, 1968 by the RIAA. The album is also known under the title Glenn Miller & His Orchestra.

Reception[edit]

The album was number one for a total of 16 weeks on the newly formed Billboard album charts, reaching number one for 8 weeks in 1945, 5 weeks in 1946, and 3 weeks in 1947. The album first reached number one on Billboard for the week of May 12, 1945. The album consisted of four 10" 78rpm records. The album was subtitled as "A Victor Musical Smart Set: An Album of Outstanding Arrangements on Victor Records".

The collection was re-released in a 2-sided 10" 33rpm record set in 1951 as RCA Victor LPM-31 and in 1952 as P-148 as a three record set of 7", 45rpm discs.

Track listing[edit]

All selections by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra.

Personnel[edit]

The personnel for the April 4, 1939 "Moonlight Serenade" recording session in New York consisted of: Bob Price, Legh Knowles, Dale McMickle, tp; Glenn Miller, Al Mastren, Paul Tanner, tb; Wilbur Schwartz, cl, as; Hal McIntyre, as; Stanley Aronson, as, bs; Tex Beneke, ts; Al Klink, ts; Chummy MacGregor, p; Allen Reuss, g; Rolly Bundock, b; Maurice Purtill, d.

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Simon, George Thomas (1980). Glenn Miller and His Orchestra. New York: Da Capo paperback. ISBN 0-306-80129-9.
  • Simon, George Thomas (1971). Simon Says. New York: Galahad. ISBN 0-88365-001-0.
  • Schuller, Gunther (1991). The Swing Era:the Development of Jazz, Volume 2. 1930–1945. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-507140-9.