WAR BROADCASTS contains interviews in German interspersed throughout the music.
This rather brief (just 35 minutes) CD features the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band on a radio show that was broadcast in Nazi Germany. Miller and an interpreter talk in German about the virtues of America and jazz, and the orchestra plays a few of Miller's hits (including "In the Mood," "Tuxedo Junction," and "A String of Pearls") along with two vocal features for Johnny Desmond and a Ray McKinley feature on "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?" This is a budget release, but the extreme brevity of the otherwise interesting program is unfortunate. ~ Scott Yanow