Was "Big Band" leader Glenn Miller killed by the SS in 1944?
If you're asking my opinion, I still believe he was killed by "friendly fire", as the British dropped off hot ammo before landing their planes following an aborted mission as Major Miller's plane accidentally strayed into the area. That story is not disproved.
Whatever happened to Helen Miller and the adopted children of Glenn Miller?
Their names are Steve (son) and Jonnie.Dee (daughter)
His son was born in 1942 and his daughter in 1944.
His daughter was adopted while he was away at war. He died days after her adoption, never having even seen her.
These people here might help you,
and here is a list of people selling Glenn Miller Collections, with prices, so you can get an idea. As a gneral rule, the value of a set is how badly a collector wants it ...
Are there any Glenn Miller swing fans out in Yahoo Land?
I have listened to Glenn Miller since I was a kid....and I absolutely adore it. Swing..Big Band....there is something about the cool rhythms that get me everytime. Moonlight Serenade is one of my favorites along with I Gotta Gal in Kalamazoo........man...you've got me thinking about listening to it right now. Thanks! :)
Swingers (Jazz) Poll: Favorite Glenn Miller song(s)?
Do I swing? Please! lol
I've danced to this one somewhere before on some silly drunken New Year's Eve Night...probably even with a dip at the end! It rocked! lmao
In The Mood
Is the "Glenn Miller Story" accurate to Glenn Miller's life?
I would say that it is as accurate as any biography of someone considered a hero during that era. It likely skips any 'seedy' details that might be hiding in the closet but is generally an accurate account of his life.
What does the song in the mood mean by glenn miller?
In The Mood" is an expression that indicates a desire to have sex. It's pretty innocent now, but was a little racy at the time.
This was a US #1 for 13 weeks and was Glenn Miller's biggest ever hit.
Miller wrote this based on a song he wrote 9 years earlier called "Tar Paper Stomp."
In 1977, The Henhouse Five Plus Two (an alias novelty singer Ray Stevens) had a top 40 hit in both the UK and US with his version of this song, which was basically a group of chickens clucking the tune.
Beatles producer George Martin had the orchestra play a little bit of this song at the end of "All You Need Is love."
It was the first ever Gold Record. It was presented to Glenn Miller in 1941 for his recording of Chattanooga Choo Choo which sold about 1.4 million after it debuted in the 20th Century Fox film "Sun Valley Serenade." I have a gut feeling that by now "In the Mood" has sold quite a lot more.
The song, a twelve-bar blues, was composed by(Joe Garland) and Andy Razaf, and arranged by Eddie Durham. The main theme previously appeared under the title of "Tar Paper Stomp", credited to jazz trumpeter/bandleader Wingy Manone, who recorded it several times in 1929 and 1930. A story says that after "In the Mood" became a hit, Manone was paid by Miller and his record company not to contest the copyright.
Upon request in his will, "In The Mood" was played at the funeral of Peter Sellers in 1980. It was an ironic joke on Sellers' part; the comedian hated the song, probably from his days as a drummer when it would have been frequently requested.
The song was featured in the movies such as Rookie of the Year, The Parent Trap, Swing Girls, Cannery Row (where the protagonists dance to its sound), "Who Slept With Her" (a 2006 Korean comedy) and Derek Yee's 1993 tearjerker C'est la vie, mon chéri starring Anita Yuen. It is also one the tunes nostalgically remembered by Woody Allen in Radio Days.
Glenn Miller's version is known to many younger people through its use as the instrumental theme in the sampled medley "Swing the Mood", a number 1 hit in many countries in the late 1980s by Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers.
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H
I got a gal in Kalamazoo
Don't want to boast but I know she's the toast of Kalamazoo
(Zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo)
I think the best thing to do is find a recording
Can someone tell me if Glenn Miller had the Armed Forces Band out in a V 1 raid?
Glenn Miller was in London in 1944 and witnessed the V-1 raids.
But he didn't have the band out during such an attack. On the contrary:
In June 1943, Glenn Miller met his musicians in Scotland and brought them to London, but he worried about attacks from German V-1 jet-propelled bombs, so he got the band assigned to quarters in Bedford, about 50 miles to the north. The day after the band left London, a V-1 blew out the front of the building they had vacated.
Glenn Miller wouldn't have jeopardized the lives of his musicians.
Musicians Durng WWII 1940-1945? Glenn Miller Anymore?
Oh my goodness, that is where the best Jazz music came from. There is also Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Bix Beiderbecke, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and Charlie Parker. Also while Glenn Miller himself is an excellent Jazz musician, the Glenn Miller was also the leader of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, they came up with my favorite Jazz chart "In the Mood". These musicians were really big between 1930's and 1950's
I hope that helps a little bit
could someone please email me a copy of in the mood by glenn miller? the alto sax version.?
Totally agree with the top poster. I had a few bootleg copies of my band floating around in the USA but, since I am Canadian, I have to take U.S. lawyers to fight this copyright infringement.
So dude. Take $10 and buy ir online and support the composer / authors instead of stealing it or asking a free copy which is just as bad.
What instruments did Glenn Miller arrange/write for?
Well, Glen Miller himself played the trombone, but if a composition was written for his band I suppose music would have been written for all instruments. I understand that Miller had a team of arrangers who did this.
I couldn’t comment on Glen Miller, I only know “In the mood”;-)
But... The song you’re looking for is:
Box of Secrets by Zarif
You can listen to the track on her myspace page here:
Merry Christmas & Best wishes for 2009
The best book is:
Glenn Miller & His Orchestra by George T. Simon (Da Capo Paperback, released Aug 21, 1980).
Other good books are:
Chattanooga Choo Choo: The Life and Times of the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra by Richard Grudens (Paperback - Mar 2004)
The Glenn Miller Conspiracy: The Secret Story of His Life - and Death by Hunton Downs (Paperback - April 15, 2009)
Glenn Miller: A Biography by Gene Lees (Hardcover - Jun 2005)
A GLENN MILLER DISCOGRAPHY AND BIOGRAPHY by STEPHEN FREDERICK BEDWELL (Unknown Binding - Jan 1, 1956)
Moonlight serenade;: A bio-discography of the Glenn Miller civilian band by John Flower (Unknown Binding - 1972)
Millergate. The Real Glenn Miller Story by Wilbur Wright (Hardcover - 1990)
The best movie is:
The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
Director: Anthony Mann
Writers: Valentine Davies (writer) and
Oscar Brodney (writer)
Release Date: 8 January 1954 (Japan)
Plot: The biography of the Bandleader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in December 1944, with a lot of his arangements, partly in an authentic cast.
James Stewart ... Glenn Miller
June Allyson ... Helen Berger Miller
Harry Morgan ... Chummy MacGregor (as Henry Morgan)
Charles Drake ... Don Haynes
George Tobias ... Si Schribman
Barton MacLane ... Gen. Hap Arnold, USAAF
Sig Ruman ... W. Kranz (pawnshop owner)
Irving Bacon ... Mr. Miller
James Bell ... Mr. Burger
Kathleen Lockhart ... Mrs. Miller
Katherine Warren ... Mrs. Burger (as Katharine Warren)
Frances Langford ... Herself
Louis Armstrong ... Himself
Ben Pollack ... Himself
Gene Krupa ... Himself
Barney Bigard ... Himself
James Young ... Himself
Marty Napoleon ... Himself
Arvell Shaw ... Himself
Cozy Cole ... Himself
Babe Russin ... Himself
Cicily Carter ... Bobbysoxer (uncredited)
William Challee ... Dispatch desk sergeant (uncredited)
Alan Copeland ... Himself (member, The Modernaires) (uncredited)
Kevin Corcoran ... Steve Miller, age 4 (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ... Used car salesman (uncredited)
Hal Dickinson ... Himself (Modernaires) (uncredited)
Bonnie Eddy ... Irene Miller (uncredited)
Phil Garris ... Joe Becker (uncredited)
Lisa Gaye ... Bobbysoxer (uncredited)
Bob Hamlin ... Himself (member, The Mellomen) (uncredited)
Lionel Hampton ... Himself (uncredited)
Ruth Hampton ... Young singer (uncredited)
Harry Harvey ... Doctor (uncredited)
Roland Jones ... Waiter (uncredited)
Paula Kelly ... Herself (uncredited)
Bill Lee ... Himself (member, The Mellomen) (uncredited)
Dayton Lummis ... Col. Spaulding, USAAF (uncredited)
The Modernaires ... Themselves (uncredited)
Leo Mostovoy ... Dr. Schillinger (uncredited)
Damian O'Flynn ... Col. Baker (uncredited)
Steve Pendleton ... Lt. Col. Bassell (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft ... The Mellomen (uncredited)
Marion Ross ... Polly Haynes (uncredited)
Dick Ryan ... Auto garage repairman (uncredited)
Fran Scott ... Himself (Modernaires) (uncredited)
Max Smith ... Himself (member, The Mellomen) (uncredited)
Anthony Sydes ... Herbert Miller (uncredited)
Deborah Sydes ... Joanee Dee Miller (uncredited)
Paul Tanner ... Himself (trombonist, Glenn Miller Band) (uncredited)
Nino Tempo ... Wilber Schwartz (uncredited)
Carl Vernell ... Musician technician (uncredited)
Carleton Young ... Adjutant General (uncredited)
Aaron Rosenberg .... producer
William H. Daniels (as William Daniels)
Film Editing by:
Russell F. Schoengarth (as Russell Schoengarth)
Art Direction by:
Set Decoration by:
Russell A. Gausman
Costume Design by:
Jay A. Morley Jr. (gowns) (as Jay Morley Jr.)
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director:
John Sherwood .... assistant director
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Joe Lapis .... sound
Richard DeWeese .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department:
Bill Johnson .... camera operator (uncredited)
William Fritzsche .... color consultant: Technicolor
Joseph Gershenson .... musical director
Enric Madriguera .... composer: song "Adios"
Henry Mancini .... music adaptor
Fred Kepner .... conductor: "The Airmen of Note" (uncredited)
Chummy MacGregor .... technical advisor
Kenny Williams .... dance director
Is Glenn Miller considered Jazz? And Michael Buble?
Most people know Glenn Miller from his big band period. This can't be considered as jazz. Serious jazz enthusiasts don't consider it as jazz, at least not as good jazz. It's good pop of the early 1940s with jazz elements (improvisations).
His earlier recordings are unfortunately not known to the general public and those are jazz. Superb jazz!
Listen to the trombone here:
Benny Goodman & His Boys (1928) playing "Wolverine Blues":
Louisiana Rhythm Kings (1929) playing "That's A Plenty"
Michael Buble is not really jazz. It's traditional pop. People claiming that he's a jazz singer don't have a clue, sorry...
What songs have been incorperated into the song Swing Medley By Glenn Miller?
you can get much information in this website,kindly stay a minute in website and check anyone link at a time,and you can aslo get your question answer in Google Search in this website, which has already helped me very much.
How did Glenn Miller and Swing Music play a part in the defeat of the Nazis?
Hitler had outlawed any music with a synchopated beat ( a backbeat, such as jazz, rock'n'roll, reggae, bossanova, etc ) deeming it "der niggermusik". He felt that proper music was Wagner. Anyways, only Allied radio stations would play the jazz and swing, the best music of the day. Germans wanted to hear news and music, so they listened to Allied broadcasts such as Voice of America. This allowed Allies to broadcast anti-Nazi propaganda. Also Allied news painted a much different picture of the war, as official German radio insisted they were winning.
The penalty for listening to foreign programming was prison camp, and later increased to death. The Germans issued an official peoples radio, the Gerberschnauzen, which could only tune in to German propoganda stations. It was incredibly insensitive. Resourceful Germans found a way to tamper with the sets so they could hear music and unbiased news. When they could hear with their own ears the music that was supposed to be so bad, this "niggermusik" it led them to doubt the Nazi cause. The Allied stations also carried coded broadcasts to assist the German underground.
An interesting note: The German industrial/ experimental band Einstürzende Neubauten released a track entitled "Listen with Pain/ Hear with Pain/ Ears are wounds", which consists entirely of extremely unpleasant feedback from a metal coil spring with a microphone attached to it being pounded repeatedly while an anguished voice intones over and over "Gerberschnauzen".
Not many people got this, I thought it was brilliant.
More music like Glenn Miller's Moonlight Serenade?
I Cant Get Started With you...Artie Shaw
In A Sentimental Mood...Benny Goodman
Stompin At The Savoy....Benny Goodman
Tuxedo Junction....Glenn Miller
Serenade in Blue....Glenn Miller
Moon Love....Glenn Miller
Pennsylvania 6-5000....Glenn Miller
Chattanooga Choo Choo...Glenn Miller
The Nearness of you....Glenn Miller
Elmer's tune....Glenn Miller
String Of Pearls....Glenn Miller
You'll Never know....Dick Haymes
Satin Doll...Duke Ellington
I'll Be Seeing you....Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
The Way You Look Tonight...Frank Sinatra
I am Miss Glenn Miller Queen. How can I get the other girls to respect me for that?
Honestly they are probably jealous, combined with the fact that if you're demanding they call you by a title I can't think of any jealous girls who are going to actually do that, it will only make it worse. You know what your title is, it shouldn't matter that they do, so don't look to them for recognition, act like it doesn't matter to you and it'll die down. And you usually don't get respect just because you have a title, you get it by being a decent human being and by giving respect to others.
How did the Big Band-leader Glenn Miller die at the end of 1944?
The web site I looked at said that it still remains a mystery since the wreckage of the plane was never found. A popular theory is that the plane was accidentally bombed by RAF bombers over the English Channel.
What is the tv advert with the music 'In the mood' by Glenn Miller?
That's really bugging ME now, I know I've heard it quite recently and I'm pretty sure it's in one of the furniture or kitchen sale adverts but just can't think which one it is. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful but if it's any consolation this will be on my mind for days if I can't remember which advert it's from. :(
For Guys only!!! Would you dance with a girl at a dance with the title "Miss Glenn Miller Swing Queen?
I hate it when I'm supposed to be leading and the woman fights my lead or tries to backlead a step herself before I'm ready.
But I'm always up for something different. If the woman told me ahead of time that she wants to lead the entire dance and she provides a good strong lead, then I would be very interested in seeing how that works out. I think it would be fun to hand over the lead for an entire dance and see what happens. Especially with a woman who holds a competition title.
i need Glenn miller in the mood online sheet music or notes for the intro?
Here’s your best bet for finding sheet music on the net-
There are over 300,000+ sheet music in there, and if you can’t get what you looking for, then sorry to prick your bubble, you’ll never will find it.
can someone help me with Glenn Miller Jazz person?
Go to your local library and find George T Simon's book on Miller. This is the complete life story of Miller and a detailed history of his bands.
Another book on the subject is "Better Than a Letter From Home" This book has a detailed account of Glenn's time as leader of the Army Air Force Band up to the time of his mysterious disappearance in an airplane over the English Channel on a flight to Paris in December 1944.
I believe there were 20. Below is the list, and my source is to follow:
Wishing (will make it so)
Stairway to the Stars
Over the Rainbow
The Man with the Mandolin
In The Mood
When You Wish Upon a Star
The Woodpecker Song
Fools Rush In
Songs of the Volga Boatman
You and I
Chattanooga Choo Choo
A String of Pearls
what does Jeffrey Glenn Miller have to do with the cold war?
The famous photo after he was murdered by the Ohio National Guard in the Kent State University massacre for protesting the invasion of Cambodia by Nixon as part of his expansion of the Vietnam War to an Indochina War