Glenn Miller (1945 album)
|Compilation album by Glenn Miller|
|Released||Original 78 album: 1945
Original LP album: 1951
Original 45 album: 1952
|Recorded||1939, 1940, 1941, 1942|
|Genre||Dance band, Swing|
|Glenn Miller chronology|
Glenn Miller is a compilation album of phonograph records released posthumously by bandleader Glenn Miller and His Orchestra. Released in 1945 on RCA Victor as a part of the Victor Musical Smart Set series, the set was number one for a total of 16 weeks on the newly created Billboard album charts. The album, also known under the title Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, was eventually certified Gold in July 1968 by the RIAA.
These reissued songs were featured on a 4-disc, 78 rpm album set, RCA Victor P-148.
Disc 1: (20-1564)
Disc 2: (20-1565)
Disc 3: (20-1566)
Disc 4: (20-1567)
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.
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.
- 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.