Hello everyone! 🙂
Here is ‘Part 4’ of my ‘Tim’s Glenn Miller Favourites’ presentation.
It’s back to the Hollywood movies again. This time, it’s the film ‘Orchestra Wives’ which was made in 1942. It starred Glenn Miller with Ann Rutherford and George Montgomery.
Here’s something else that shocked me. George Montgomery’s trumpet-playing for the song ‘At Last’ was ‘dubbed’ by trumpeter Johnny Best and Lynn Bari’s voice for the song ‘Serenade in Blue’ was dubbed by Pat Friday. 😀
This film included a great Glenn Miller hit called ‘American Patrol’ (OW). This was a popular marching song written by Frank White in 1885. Jerry Gray arranged a swing version of the march which Glenn Miller then used as a recording in 1942.
Now! It’s time for something to wake you up! This was a very noisy number in the film ‘Orchestra Wives’. It was first recorded in 1922 by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings before it became popularised by many of the Big Bands since then. It’s a drum number and Maurice Purtill is on drums in the film ‘Orchestra Wives’. It’s called… ‘Bugle Call Rag’ (OW).
The major musical number in ‘Orchestra Wives’ was the song: ‘I Got A Gal In Kalamazoo’ (OW). This was a number one hit for Glenn Miller that lasted for 19 weeks. Tex Beneke; Marion Hutton and the Modernaires feature in this extended version of the song. It also includes the dance routine of the song performed by the Nicholas brothers.
Stay tuned tomorrow for ‘Part 5’ of ‘Tim’s Glenn Miller Favourites’.
Thank you for reading; watching and listening!
Bye for now!