The Glenn Miller Carnegie Hall Concert

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The Glenn Miller Carnegie Hall Concert
Glenn Miller Carnegie Hall Concert 1958 LP.jpg
Live album by Glenn Miller
Released 1958
Recorded October 6, 1939
Genre Big band, jazz
Length 34:59
Label RCA Victor
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The Glenn Miller Carnegie Hall Concert is a live album by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra. It documents a live concert recorded in Carnegie Hall in 1939. The album was released by RCA Victor in 1958.


The live album was released in 1958 by RCA Victor as LPM-1506, featuring Glenn Miller and his Orchestra with Ray Eberle and Marion Hutton on vocals. The album documents the band's concert at Carnegie Hall, recorded on Friday, October 6, 1939. Four orchestras performed at New York's Carnegie Hall that night to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ASCAP. Glenn Miller and his Orchestra were the last on the bill to perform. Benny Goodman, Fred Waring, and Paul Whiteman were the other performers on the bill. The Glenn Miller performance was both a popular and critical success. He led his orchestra through a program of music that ranged from full-scale swing and romantic ballads. Music critics hailed the concert as Miller's defining moment. Paul Whiteman introduced the band: "It affords me a great joy to have him on this program and to present to you the final band of the night, one of the most popular bands in the United States at the moment, Mr. Glenn Miller"

RCA released the album in the UK in 1958 as RD-27057.[1] In 1983, the album was re-released on RCA International in Europe as NL 81506 featuring Carnegie Hall and a photograph of Glenn Miller on the cover. The live album was also released on CD by RCA in 1993.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Moonlight Serenade - (Glenn Miller/Mitchell Parish) / Running Wild (A.H. Joe Gibbs, Grey, Leo Wood)
  2. Sunrise Serenade - (Frankie Carle/Jack Lawrence)
  3. Little Brown Jug - (Traditional, Arranged by Billy Finegan)
  4. Stairway to the Stars -(Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Mitchell Parish) / To You - (Tommy Dorsey, Ted Shapiro, Benny Davis)
  5. One O'Clock Jump - (Count Basie)
  6. Londonderry Air (Danny Boy) - (Traditional)
  7. Jim Jam Jump - (Cab Calloway, Frank Froeba, Jack Palmer) / F.D.R. Jones - (Harold Rome) / Hold Tight - (Jerry Brandow, Leonard Ware, Willie Spotswood)
  8. In the Mood - (Joe Garland/Andy Razaf)
  9. Bugle Call Rag - (Billy Meyers, Elmer Schoebel, Jack Pettis) / Moonlight Serenade - (Glenn Miller/Mitchell Parish)


The personnel on the recording were: Bass – Rowland Bundock, Drums – Maurice Purtill, Piano – J. C. McGregor, Saxophone – Al Klink, Hal McIntyre, Jimmy Abato, Tex Beneke, Wilbur Schwartz, Trombone – Al Mastren, Glenn Miller, Paul Tanner, Tommy Mack, Trumpet – Clyde Hurley, R. D. McMickle, John Best, Lee Knowles, and on Guitar - Richard Fisher.[2]



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