Saturday, January 16, 2010

1053 - Mojo Special 8 - The Glenn Miller Story OST (1954)

Track Listing

1. Moonlight Serenade
2. Tuxedo Junction
3. Little Brown Jug
4. St Louis Blues
5. In the Mood
6. String of Pearls
7. Pennsylvania 6-5000
8. American Patrol
9. Basin Street Blues
10. Otchi-tchor-ni-ya


Another soundtrack on the soundtrack list and this time it is a pretty nifty one. Glenn Miller's music was always party music and with this recording it sounds fresher and better than it has done before.

Of course the real Glenn Miller is better, but recordings of his heyday are usually scratchy affairs because he was so popular so early on in musical recording history and here the Universal orchestra makes a great job of recapturing the excitement of his music.

In fact a lot of what most people will identify as being Glenn Miller come from this recording as this is really the best recording of his music not to have his presence in it. It is full of amazing tracks with Louis Armstrong collaborating in a couple of them which just adds to the value of the recording.

Track Highlights

1. In The Mood
2. Moonlight Serenate
3. Pennsylvania 6-5000
4. Otchi-tchor-ni-ya

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

The film contains songs by legendary musicians who also make cameo appearances in the film. These cameos include: Louis Armstrong, Barney Bigard, Cozy Cole, Gene Krupa, Frances Langford, Skeets McDonald, Marty Napoleon, Ben Pollack, Babe Russin, Arvell Shaw, The Modernaires, and James Young.

In The Mood:

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