Glenn Miller

Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – disappeared December 15, 1944) was an American big-band trombonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1942, leading one of the best-known big bands. Miller's recordings include "In the Mood", "Moonlight Serenade", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "A String of Pearls", "At Last", "(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo", "American Patrol", "Tuxedo Junction", "Elmer's Tune", and "Little Brown Jug". In just four years Glenn Miller scored 16 number-one records and 69 top ten hits—more than Elvis Presley (38 top 10s) and the Beatles (33 top 10s) did in their careers. While he was traveling to entertain U.S. troops in France during World War II, Miller's aircraft disappeared in bad weather over the English Channel.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 1st, 1904 (Clarinda), Died English Channel

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: director, trombone, arranger, composer, leader, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 189 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-50913 10-in. 3/5/1929 On with the dance Park Central Orchestra ; Ben Pollack Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Victor BVE-57145 10-in. 11/14/1929 Hello Lola Mound City Blue Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-57146 10-in. 11/14/1929 One hour Mound City Blue Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-027410 10-in. 9/27/1938 My reverie Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-027411 10-in. 9/27/1938 By the waters of Minnetonka (Indian love song) Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-027412 10-in. 9/27/1938 By the waters of Minnetonka (Indian love song) Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-027413 10-in. 9/27/1938 King Porter stomp Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-033607 10-in. 2/6/1939 (Gotta get some) Shut-eye Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-033608 10-in. 2/6/1939 How I'd like to be with you in Bermuda Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone, director  
Victor BS-033609 10-in. 2/6/1939 Cuckoo in the clock Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone, director  
Victor BS-033610 10-in. 2/6/1939 Romance runs in the family Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone, director  
Victor BS-035399 10-in. 4/4/1939 The chestnut tree ('Neath the spreading chestnut tree) Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble director, instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-035700 10-in. 4/4/1939 And the angels sing Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone, director  
Victor BS-035702 10-in. 4/4/1939 The lady's in love with you Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone, director  
Victor BS-035729 10-in. 4/10/1939 Wishing (Will make it so) Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-035730 10-in. 4/10/1939 Three little fishies (Itty bitty poo) Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, trombone, director  
Victor BS-035731 10-in. 4/10/1939 Sunrise serenade Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone, director  
Victor BS-035732 10-in. 4/10/1939 Little brown jug Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-035764 10-in. 4/18/1939 My last goodbye Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-035765 10-in. 4/18/1939 But it didn't mean a thing Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone, director  
Victor BS-035766 10-in. 4/18/1939 Pavanne Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone, director  
Victor BS-035767 10-in. 4/18/1939 Runnin' wild Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone, director  
Victor BS-036877 10-in. 5/9/1939 To you Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-036878 10-in. 5/9/1939 Stairway to the stars Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone, director  
Victor BS-037153 10-in. 5/25/1939 The lamp is low Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone, director  
(Results 1-25 of 189 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Miller, Glenn," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102013.

Miller, Glenn. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102013.

"Miller, Glenn." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.

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