Glenn Miller

Shortly after the beginning of the 20th century, in a small rural Southwestern Iowa town, a boy was born to Elmer and Mattie Lou Miller. The date was March 1, 1904 and the town was Clarinda. The boy that was born that night was named Alton Glen Miller (later changed to Glenn) and when he uttered his first cry, Clarinda heard Glenn Miller’s first “moonlight serenade.” Glenn’s first serenade was not particularly unique as it had been sung by children for centuries and was barely heard across South 16th Street. However, his second Moonlight Serenade was a composition he wrote while studying music under Dr. Schillinger in New York City. Glenn’s second Moonlight Serenade was unique, becoming the theme song of his number one Big Band and heard literally all around the world.

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Albums

The Glenn Miller Orchestra: In the Mood
The Glenn Miller...
D
2013
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[no cover]
The Real... Glenn...
Tzadik
2013
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[no cover]
Rhapsody In Blue
Tzadik
2010
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[no cover]
The Glenn Miller...
Tzadik
2010
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[no cover]
100 Hits Legends
Tzadik
2009
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[no cover]
Tuxedo Junction
Tzadik
2009
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