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Alton Glen (Glenn) Miller (March 1, 1904 – disappeared December 15, 1944) was an American big band founder, owner, conductor, composer, arranger, trombone player, and recording artist before and during World War II, when he was an officer in the US Army Air Forces. Glenn Miller and His Orchestra were one of the most popular and successful bands of the 20th century and the big band era. His military group, the Major Glenn Miller Army Air Forces Orchestra, was also popular and successful.Glenn Miller and His Orchestra was the best-selling recording band from 1939 to 1942. Miller's civilian band did not have a string section as his military unit did, but it did have a slap bass in the rhythm section. It was also a touring band that played multiple radio broadcasts nearly every day. Their best-selling records include Miller's theme song – "Moonlight Serenade" – and the first gold record ever made, "Chattanooga Choo Choo". The following tunes are also on that best-seller list: "In the Mood", "Pennsylvania 6-5000" (printed as "Pennsylvania Six-Five Thousand" on record labels), "A String of Pearls", "Moonlight Cocktail", "At Last", "(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo", "American Patrol", "Tuxedo Junction", "Elmer's Tune", "Little Brown Jug", and "Anvil Chorus". Including "Chattanooga Choo Choo", five songs played by Miller and His Orchestra were number one hits for most of 1942 and can be found on the List of Billboard number-one singles of 1942. In four years, Miller scored 16 number one records and 69 top 10 hits, more than Elvis Presley (40) and the Beatles in their careers. His musical legacy includes multiple recordings in the Grammy Hall of Fame. His work has been performed by swing bands, jazz bands, and big bands worldwide for over 75 years.Miller is considered to be the father of the modern US military bands. In 1942, he volunteered to join the US military to entertain troops during World War II and ended up in the US Army Air Forces. Their workload was just as heavy as the civilian band's had been. With a full string section added to a big band, the Major Glenn Miller Army Air Forces Orchestra was the forerunner of many US military big bands.Miller went missing in action (MIA) on December 15, 1944, on a flight over the English Channel. In keeping with standard operating procedure for the US military services, Miller was officially declared dead a year and a day later. An Army investigation led to an official finding of death (FOD) for Miller, Norman Baessell, and John Morgan, all of whom died on the same flight. All three officers are listed on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial in Cambridge, England. Since his body was not recoverable, Miller was allowed to have a memorial headstone placed at the US Army-operated Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. In February 1945, he was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

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Jazz, Vol. 2 [2013]

SongDuration
A String of Pearls3:14

Jazz for You [2012]

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In the Mood3:34

Jazz! [2009]

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Chattanooga Choo Choo3:30

Backline, Vol. 37 [2008]

SongDuration
In the Mood3:35

Hit Parade 1942 [2007]

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A String of Pearls3:12

Signature [2007]

SongDuration
A String of Pearls3:13

Swing! [ZYX] [2007]

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In The Mood3:35

Backline, Vol. 4 [2006]

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At Last3:06

Superstar Series [2006]

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String of Pearls3:13

Glenn Miller Sound [2005]

SongDuration
String of Pearls2:57

Hold Tight [2005]

SongDuration
A String of Pearls3:15

Jazz Moods: Hot [2005]

SongDuration
String of Pearls3:16

100 Anniversaire [2004]

SongDuration
A String of Pearls3:14

Back 2 Back [2004]

SongDuration
String of Pearls2:57

By Arrangement [2004]

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Blues in the Night4:37

Destroy All DJs, Vol. 2 [2004]

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In the Mood0:16

Timeless Classics [2004]

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String of Pearls3:05

#1 Big Band Hits [2003]

SongDuration
A String of Pearls3:04

On the Air [2003]

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Boog It2:25

American Legend [2002]

SongDuration
A String of Pearls3:13

Swing! [2002]

SongDuration
Chattanooga Choo Choo3:30

Swing on Parade [2001]

SongDuration
A String of Pearls3:25

Swinging at # 1 [2001]

SongDuration
A String of Pearls3:04

Frenesi: 1940 [2000]

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Boog It2:20

Great [2000]

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A String of Pearls3:12

Legends [2002] [2000]

SongDuration
A String of Pearls3:14

Legends [2004] [2000]

SongDuration
A String of Pearls3:14

Perfect Big Bands [2000]

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Anvil Chorus4:58

Swinging Mood [2000]

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A String of Pearls3:17

Wham [2000]

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Johnson Rag2:30
Bugle Call Rag2:56

Dancing in a Dream [1999]

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St. Louis Blues3:35

Jingle Bell Jazz [BMG] [1999]

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Jingle Bells3:02

Midnight Cool [1999]

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String of Pearls2:59

Santa Swings [1999]

SongDuration
Jingle Bells3:26

Jersey Bounce [1998]

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Chattanooga Choo Choo2:30

Jungle Swing [1998]

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In the Mood2:55

Roots of Swing [1998]

SongDuration
In the Mood3:15
Bugle Call Rag2:34

Wicked Swing [1998]

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Runnin' Wild2:46

Woody Allen's Movies [1998]

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In the Mood3:34

Yule B Swingin' [1998]

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Jingle Bells3:01

Fabulous 40's [1997]

SongDuration
A String of Pearls3:14

Into the Forties [1997]

SongDuration
String of Pearls3:20

Essential Jazz [1996]

SongDuration
A String of Pearls3:06

Hits of '45 [1996]

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Juke Box Saturday Night3:07

In the Mood [Eclipse] [1996]

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In the Mood3:19

Sophisticated [1996]

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Pennsylvania 6-50003:15

Swing-Dance, Vol. 2 [1996]

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Blueberry Hill3:22

Blue & Sentimental [1995]

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Serenade in Blue3:30

Last Recordings [1995]

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A String of Pearls3:05

Fabulous Thirties [1993]

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Over the Rainbow2:26

Hits of '41 [1993]

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Johnson Rag2:54

The Flapper Box [1993]

SongDuration
String of Pearls3:20

Passport [Sony] [1992]

SongDuration
In the Mood3:29

The Complete Glenn Miller and His Orchestra (1938-1942) [1991]

SongDuration
My Reverie3:07
Faithful Forever3:19
And the Angels Sing2:50
Wishing (Will Make It So)2:50
My Last Goodbye3:00
But It Didn't Mean a Thing2:41
Runnin' Wild2:47
To You2:46
Stairway to the Stars2:50
Blue Evening3:16
The Lamp Is Low2:32
Rendezvous Time in Paree2:59
We Can Live on Love (We Haven't Got a Pot to Cook In)2:30
Cinderella3:03
Moon Love2:50
Back to Back2:28
Oh, You Crazy Moon3:22
The Day We Meet Again4:24
Wanna Hat With Cherries2:28
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead2:31
Over the Rainbow2:26
The Man With the Mandolin2:52
The Starlit Hour3:20
Blue Orchids2:53
Love With a Capital "You"2:28
Baby Me2:39
Wham (Re-Bop-Boom-Bam!)3:32
Twilight Interlude2:58
I Want to Be Happy3:04
Farewell Blues3:09
Who's Sorry Now?3:04
My Prayer3:14
Melancholy Lullaby3:06
(Why Couldn't It Last) Last Night3:14
Out of Space3:19
So Many Times2:58
Blue Rain3:10
Can I Help It?3:17
I Just Got a Letter2:40
Bless You3:01
Bluebirds in the Moonlight2:59
Speaking of Heaven3:15
Indian Summer3:13
It Was Written in the Stars2:59
Johnson Rag2:47
Ciribiribin3:19
Careless3:04
In an Old Dutch Garden (By an Old Dutch Mill)3:10
This Changing World3:17
On a Little Street in Singapore2:42
Vagabond Dreams2:39
It's a Blue World3:17
Ooh, What You Said2:49
The Gaucho Serenade3:08
The Sky Fell Down2:38
When You Wish Upon a Star2:51
Say "Si Si" (Para Vigo Me Voy)2:38
Stardust3:20
My Melancholy Baby3:11
The Woodpecker Song2:30
Sweet Potato Piper3:20
Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)2:13
Imagination2:47
Shake Down the Stars2:33
I'll Never Smile Again2:32
Starlight and Music2:16
Polka Dots and Moonbeams2:46
My! My!2:28
Say It2:43
Hear My Song, Violetta2:47
Sierra Sue2:24
Boog It2:16
I'm Stepping Out With a Memory Tonight2:55
Devil May Care3:04
April Played the Fiddle2:56
Fools Rush In3:08
Pennsylvania 6-50003:14
Bugle Call Rag2:53
The Nearness of You3:12
Mister Meadowlark2:24
When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano2:40
A Million Dreams Ago3:04
Blueberry Hill2:48
Be Happy2:07
Angel Child2:45
The Call of the Canyon3:20
Our Love Affair2:35
Crosstown2:50
A Handful of Stars3:16
Shadows on the Sand3:21
Five O'Clock Whistle2:52
Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar3:25
Make Believe Ballroom Time2:51
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square3:36
I'd Know You Anywhere2:34
Fresh as a Daisy2:46
Along the Santa Fe Trail3:16
Chapel in the Valley2:55
The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)3:23
You Stepped Out of a Dream3:00
When That Man Is Dead and Gone2:40
A Little Old Church in England2:56
Perfidia3:16
It's Always You3:09
The Air-Minded Executive2:42
Below the Equator3:16
The Booglie Wooglie Piggy3:19
Chattanooga Choo Choo3:23
I Know Why (And So Do You)2:57
The Cradle Song (Guten Abend, Gute Nacht)3:34
Under Blue Canadian Skies3:03
You and I2:30
It Happened in Sun Valley2:54
Orange Blossom Lane3:11
Papa Niccolini (The Happy Cobbler)3:04
Jingle Bells3:22
This Is No Laughing Matter3:08
Humpty Dumpty Heart3:16
Ev'rything I Love2:53
A String of Pearls3:12
Day Dreaming2:23
(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover2:52
We're the Couple in the Castle2:31
Moonlight Cocktail3:16
Happy in Love2:54
The Story of a Starry Night3:29
Angels of Mercy1:56
On the Old Assembly Line2:32
Skylark3:28
When the Roses Bloom Again3:27
Always in My Heart3:10
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)3:10
Soldier Let Me Read Your Letter3:13
(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo3:14
Serenade in Blue3:26
At Last3:04
Lullaby of the Rain2:38
Dearly Beloved2:50
Moonlight Mood2:48
That Old Black Magic3:02
Moonlight Becomes You3:17
Juke Box Saturday Night3:04
I'm Old Fashioned2:41
Blue Moonlight3:19

Forever [1988]

SongDuration
A String of Pearls3:30

Pure Gold [1988]

SongDuration
A String of Pearls3:18

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