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In Glenn Millers' Footsteps: Blues Serenades & Marches

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
16-07-2001
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Barcode:
604988257328
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
JASMCD2573
In Glenn Millers' Footsteps: Blues Serenades & Marches
In Glenn Millers' Footsteps: Blues Serenades & Marches

Description

Sad but true, it's an ill wind which blows nobody any good, but in the case of Tex Beneke it is not certain that the premature, and mysterious, death of Glenn Miller in December 1944 was ultimately to his benefit. True, Miller's death propelled Tex to the front of the band, but he was forever afterwards known as the guy who kept the Glenn Miller sound alive, even when the orchestra was billed as his own. In short, if Gordon 'Tex' Beneke had personal ambitions in the musical field, they were to remain largely submerged under the shadow of a dead giant. Fortunately, for the benefit of Popular music, he shared the same high standards as his former boss and through the later 1940s showed the way Glenn Miller himself may have developed the 'Big Band' sound.Twenty-two commercial recordings are presented here, showcasing Tex Beneke through the few years when he was leading the Glenn Miller band and recording as such, and also recordings made under his own name. Whether playing tunes closely associated with Miller or otherwise, the sound lingers and there is nothing wrong with that. The Glenn Miller magic is still recognised today and for being a part of it, Tex Beneke will always be remembered.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. St. Louis Blues March
  3. Blues In The Night March
  4. Meadowlands (Russian Patrol)
  5. Give Me Five Minutes More
  6. Anniversary Song
  7. Poinciana (Song Of The Trees)
  8. Blue Champagne
  9. Stormy Weather
  10. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  11. My Young And Foolish Heart
  12. They Can't Take That Away From Me
  13. Look For The Silver Lining
  14. East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)
  15. Bye Bye Blues
  16. Sunrise Serenade
  17. Riberboat Shuffle
  18. Georgia On My Wind
  19. Lazy Bones
  20. Rockin' Chair
  21. Lazy River
  22. Stardust
  23. Moonlight Serenade
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