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The Glenn Miller Story (soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by Universal-International Orchestra
Label Decca Records
The Glenn Miller Story is a 1954 soundtrack album released on Decca Records with songs from The Glenn Miller Story, the film biography of Glenn Miller, starring James Stewart and June Allyson. The collection had eight songs from the film recorded under the direction of Joseph Gershenson.
The 1954 10-inch album The Glenn Miller Story movie soundtrack LP, Decca Records DL 5519, spent 10 weeks at number one in the US on the Billboard albums chart in 1954. It was recorded by the Universal-International studio orchestra, conducted by Joseph Gershenson. A 1956 version was of the collection was a 33 1/3 RPM vinyl LP album with James Stewart and June Allyson on the cover as Glenn and Helen Miller respectively. This collection consisted of new studio recordings of the songs by an orchestra under the direction of Joseph Gershenson.
The album was re-released by Decca in an expanded stereo version in 1956 as DL78226 with two additional songs by Louis Armstrong and the All Stars, "Basin Street Blues" and "Otchi-Tchor-Ni-Ya" or "Dark Eyes".
Moonlight Serenade - (Glenn Miller)
Tuxedo Junction - (Erskine Hawkins, Bill Johnson, Julian Dash)
Little Brown Jug - (Traditional, Arranged by Billy Finegan)
St. Louis Blues-March - (W.C. Handy)
In The Mood - (Joe Garland)
A String of Pearls - (Eddie DeLange, Jerry Gray)
Pennsylvania 6-5000 - (Carl Sigman, Jerry Gray)
American Patrol - (Frank White Meacham, Arranged by Jerry Gray)
The 1956 expanded stereo re-release had two additional songs by Louis Armstrong and the All Stars:
Basin Street Blues - (Spencer Williams) - Louis Armstrong and the All Stars
Otchi-Tchor-Ni-Ya - (Russian Folk Song, Yevhen Hrebinka, Florian Hermann) - Louis Armstrong and the All Stars
The Universal-International Orchestra consisted of:
Double Bass – Rollie Bundock #
Clarinet – Willie Schwartz #
Drums – Ralph Collier
Guitar – Dick Fisher
Saxophone – Art Smith, Babe Russin #, Blake Reynolds, Karl Leaf, Lyman Gandee
Trombone – Joe Yukl, John Stanley, Murray McEachern, Paul Tanner #
Trumpet – Conrad Gozzo, Gene LaFreniere, Ray Linn, and Zeke Zarchy #
Conductor was Joseph Gershenson.
"#" indicates a former member of the civilian and/or AAF Glenn Miller bands
The selections were recorded on December 1, 1953.
The All Star Band consisted of:
Double Bass – Arvell Shaw
Clarinet – Barney Bigard
Drums – Kenny John
Piano – Billy Kyle
Tenor saxophone – Bud Freeman
Trombone – Trummie Young
Trumpet – Louis Armstrong
the former Glenn Miller Orchestra pianist Chummy MacGregor and Miller's manager Don Haynes were advisors on the production.
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