The World Famous Glenn Miller OrchestraThe first orchestra Glenn Miller formed didn't make it at all. It was a total and absolute failure. But Glenn knew what he wanted, held to that dedication and relentlessly worked to succeed. He launched his second band in March of 1938, and unlike the first band, it became an enormous success. And it has been a "hit" ever since.
The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all the dance bandleaders back in the Swing era of the 1930s and '40s. A matchless string of hit records, the constant impact of radio broadcasts, and the drawing power at theatres, hotels and dance pavillions built and sustainted the momentum of popularity.
Due to the popular demand, the Miller Estate authorized the formation of the present Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1956 under the direction of drummer Ray McKinley, who had become the unofficial leader of the Army Air Force Band afte Glenn's disappearance. Since then, other leaders have followed Ray including clarinetists Buddy DeFranco and Peanuts Hucko, trombonists Buddy Morrow, Jimmmy Henderson, Larry O' Brien and tenor saxophonist Dick Gerhart. The band continues to perform all the many hit songs made famous by the band such as "Moonlight Serenade", "Sunrise Serenade", "In The Mood", "My Reverie", "Little Brown Jug", "Nearness of You", "I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo", and "Indian Summer".
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In The Mood
Little Brown Jug