Glenn Miller Plays Selections From the Film "The Glenn Miller Story"

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Glenn Miller Plays Selections From the Film "The Glenn Miller Story"
Glenn Miller Plays 1954 LP RCA.jpg
Compilation album by
Released1954
Recorded1939-1942
GenreBig Band, Jazz
LabelRCA Victor
Glenn Miller chronology
Glenn Miller Masterpieces, Volume II
(1947)
Glenn Miller Plays Selections From the Film "The Glenn Miller Story"
(1954)
The Glenn Miller Carnegie Hall Concert
(1958)

Glenn Miller Plays Selections From the Film "The Glenn Miller Story" is a 1954 compilation album by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra. The collection contained songs featured in the 1954 Universal-International film The Glenn Miller Story starring James Stewart and June Allyson. It was the first Glenn Miller album to be certified Gold in the U.S.

Reception[edit]

The 1954 10" album Glenn Miller Plays Selections from the film "The Glenn Miller Story" was number one for eleven weeks on the Billboard albums chart in 1954, released on LP as RCA Victor LPT 3057.[1] This collection featured the original Bluebird and Victor recordings and broadcasts by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra.[2]

The album reached no. 10 on the UK album charts in 1961 in an 18-week chart run.[3]

The RIAA certified the album Gold on June 28, 1961.

Track listing[edit]

The contents of the album were:

Recording dates:

  • Track A1: Recorded April 4, 1939
  • Track A2: From Broadcast April 23, 1942
  • Track A3: Recorded April 28, 1940
  • Track A4: Recorded August 1, 1939
  • Track B1 & B2: Recorded February 5, 1940
  • Track B3: From Broadcast May 5, 1942
  • Track B4: From Broadcast June 2, 1940

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.