Personnel includes: Glenn Miller (leader, trombone); Tex Benecke, Paula Kelly, Skip Nelson, Marion Hutton, The Modernaires (vocals); Clyde Hurley, Dale McMickle (trumpet); Chummy McGregor (piano).
Recorded between 1938 & 1942. Include liner notes by Chick Crumpacker.
Personnel: Glenn Miller (trombone); Marion Hutton, Paula Kelly , Ray Eberle, Skip Nelson, Tex Beneke (vocals); Clyde Hurley (trumpet); Chummy MacGregor (piano).
Recording information: 09/27/1938-07/15/1942.
Illustrator: Al Hirschfeld.
This CD is part of RCA Victor's extensive but erratic introduction to jazz series. Glenn Miller had so many hits that it would be impossible to fit them on just one CD. Strangely enough, three of the 15 numbers included on this release ("When You Wish Upon a Star," "Moon Love," and "King Porter Stomp") were not big sellers, making the title a bit pointless. The famous renditions of such numbers as "In the Mood," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "A String of Pearls," and "Little Brown Jug" are among this CD's highlights, but there are better organized "greatest-hits" Glenn Miller collections than this one readily available. ~ Scott Yanow