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THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMY AIR FORCE BAND’ NEWLY RECORDED WITH STRINGS

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Continuing the celebration of the 80th Anniversary of Glenn Miller’s Army Air Force Band, Hindsight Records is excited to announce the release of, The Glenn Miller Orchestra: 80th Anniversary Of The Army Air Force Band will also be available on vinyl, containing fourteen hits newly recorded with strings. This project of fully remastered songs includes hits such as “Moonlight Serenade,” “All I Do Is Dream Of You,” “Sunrise Serenade,” “Cherokee,” “Speak Low,” “I Know Why (And So Do You),” “Adios,” “At Last,” “Sentimental Journey” with Crystal Gayle, and Miller’s biggest hit, “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” The announcement was made yesterday by Cowboys & Indians during a special interview with Grand Ole Opry member Crystal Gayle.

During World War II, bandleader Glenn Miller wanted to fulfill his patriotic duties and boost the troops’ morale by bringing upbeat American music and live performances to our soldiers. He valued entertaining them over showing off artistic talent and succeeded in both aspects. Leading the Army Air Force Band, he delighted troops with a large, flexible group of forty-five or more musicians. Miller received his official position in October 1942, and the band began performing in March 1943. Although Miller aimed to entertain soldiers overseas, the band didn’t depart until June 1944. During the fall of 1944, the band was set to embark on a six-week tour of Europe with a base in Paris. Miller chose to depart early to arrange for the group’s arrival. On December 15th, Glenn Miller boarded a transport plane bound for Paris and was never seen again.

To order The Glenn Miller Orchestra: 80th Anniversary Of The Army Air Force Band on vinyl, visit HERE.

To stream/purchase: GlennMillerOrchestra.link.to/80thAnniversaryArmyAirForceBandPR.

“Glenn Miller’s Army Air Force Band performed some of the most beautiful music of the entire swing era, and it’s a thrill to record this music in the studio for the first time.”  – Erik Stabnau – Music Director for The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Grammy, AMA, ACM, and CMA award-winning country music singer and Grand Ole Opry member Crystal Gayle recently joined forces with The Glenn Miller Orchestra for a new rendition of the classic “Sentimental Journey,” which was the first single initially recorded by Doris Day and Les Brown, “Sentimental Journey” became a massive hit during World War II and continues to stand the test of time. Premiered by People.com, “Sentimental Journey” features the timeless vocals of Crystal Gayle combined with the unforgettable arrangements of The Glenn Miller Orchestra. 

Between 1939 and 1942, Glenn Miller led The Glenn Miller Orchestra, which became one of the most recognized names globally during the “Swing” era. Boasting an unmatched series of chart-topping records, The Glenn Miller Orchestra surpassed the sales of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, Tommy Dorsey, and Harry James combined. Throughout the three and a half years, Miller produced 16 chart-toppers and 72 top-ten hits, including a remarkable 31 in 1940 alone and earning the first-ever gold record for “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” Miller’s music not only defined the era of World War II but has endured as a timeless soundtrack, with bands carrying his legacy performing to enthusiastic crowds over the 80 years since his passing. Today, under the direction of Erik Stabnau, the current Glenn Miller Orchestra maintains a rigorous schedule, standing as one of the few full-time big bands still thriving in the contemporary music scene.

THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA: 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMY AIR FORCE BAND’ VINYL TRACK LIST

1. Moonlight Serenade
2. In The Mood
3. All I Do Is Dream Of You
4. Sunrise Serenade
5. Long Ago (And Far Away)
6. I’ll Get By (As Long As I Have You)
7. Cherokee
8. Sentimental Journey (With Crystal Gayle)
9. Speak Low
10. Pennsylvania 6-5000
11. I Know Why (And So Do You)
12. Adios
13. At Last
14. Chattanooga Choo Choo

THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA’S TOUR DATES

MAY 30 – Saenger Theatre / Mobile, Ala.
JUN 01 – Highlander Hotel / Iowa City, Iowa
JUN 02 – Sheldon Concert Hall / St. Louis, Mo.
JUN 03 – Derby Dinner Playhouse / Clarksville, Ind.
JUN 05 – Five Flags Center / Dubuque, Iowa
JUN 07 – Clarinda High School / Clarinda, Iowa
JUN 08 – Clarinda High School / Clarinda, Iowa
JUN 09 – Wilder Park Main Pavilion / Allison, Iowa
JUN 12 – Outlaw Square / Deadwood, S.D.
JUN 15 – 1940’s WWII Era Ball at the Boulder Airport / Boulder, Colo.
JUN 17 – Lied Center / Lincoln, Neb.
JUN 26 – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse / Auburn, N.Y.
JUL 21 – Lexington Village Theatre / Lexington, Mich.
JUL 22 – Cheboygan Opera House / Cheboygan, Mich.
JUL 23 – City Opera House / Traverse City, Mich.
JUL 24 – Wentz Concert Hall / Naperville, Ill.
JUL 26 – Historic Temple Theatre / Viroqua, Wis.
JUL 28 – Sharonville Convention Center / Cincinnati, Ohio
JUL 29 – Ohio Star Theater / Sugarcreek, Ohio
JUL 30 – Buskirk-Chumley Theater / Bloomington, Ind.
JUL 31 – Bijou Theatre / Knoxville, Tenn.


For more information about The Glenn Miller Orchestra and additional tour dates, visit HERE.

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