Here We Go Again (Glenn Miller song)

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"Here We Go Again"
1944 RCA Victor 78 single, 20-1563-A.
Single by Glenn Miller
A-side "Here We Go Again"
B-side "Long Time No See, Baby"
Released 1944 (1944)
Genre Swing, jazz
Label RCA
Writer(s) Jerry Gray

"Here We Go Again" is a swing jazz instrumental recorded by Glenn Miller. The song was released as a 78 single.

Background[edit]

"Here We Go Again" was composed by Jerry Gray, the arranger in the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Glenn Miller and His Orchestra released the song as an RCA Victor 78 single, 20-1563-A, backed with "Long Time No See, Baby".[1] The recording reached no. 25 on the Billboard pop singles chart in April, 1944 in a one week chart run.[2] The song was also performed by Glenn Miller with the Army Air Force Band.

The instrumental was recorded at Victor Studios in Chicago on Tuesday, July 14, 1942.

This instrumental was part of the last recording session by the Glenn Miller civilian band due to the dispute between the American Federation of Musicians and the recording companies. A ban on recording was imposed by the Union on its members on August 1, 1942 that continued until November 22, 1944 for RCA Victor and Columbia. Decca and several other new companies began recording in October of 1943. The instrumental would not be released until 1944.

"Here We Go Again" was the last Top 40 hit that Glenn Miller had during his lifetime.

Personnel[edit]

On trombones: Glenn Miller, Jimmy Priddy, Paul Tanner, Frank D’Annolfo. On trumpets: Billy May, Steve Lipkins, Dale McMickle, Johnny Best. On reeds: Lloyd “Skippy” Martin, as; Ernie Caceres, as, bar & clt; Wilbur Schwartz, clt & as; Tex Beneke, ts; Al Klink, ts. Rhythm: Chummy MacGregor, p; Bobby Hackett, g; Doc Goldberg, b; and, Maurice Purtill, d.[3]

Album appearances[edit]

The song appears on the following Glenn Miller albums:

  • The Glenn Miller Story, Vol. 2, RCA, 1990
  • Glenn Miller and the Army Air Force Band: Rare Broadcast Performances From 1943-1944, Laserlight, 1990
  • Glenn Miller Live at the Hollywood Palladium: Giants of Jazz, Giants of Jazz Recordings/Saar, 1995
  • Missing Chapters, Vol. 5: The Complete Abbey Road Recordings, Avid, 1996
  • The Lost Recordings, #1, Conifer, 1996
  • Red Cavalry March, Vol. 4, Avid, 1996
  • Secret Broadcasts, RCA, 1996

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Jazz Anthology.
  2. ^ Song artist 6 - Glenn Miller..
  3. ^ Flower, John (1972). Moonlight Serenade: A Bio-Discography of the Glenn Miller Civilian Band. New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House.

Sources[edit]

  • Flower, John (1972). Moonlight Serenade: A Bio-Discography of the Glenn Miller Civilian Band. New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House. ISBN 0-87000-161-2.
  • Miller, Glenn (1943). Glenn Miller's Method for Orchestral Arranging. New York: Mutual Music Society. ASIN: B0007DMEDQ
  • 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, 1930–1945, Volume 2. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-507140-9.

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