And so RCA had a gold record struck, presented it to Glenn Miller, and the Record Industry Association of America liked the idea so much that years later, they started giving gold records. And so thanks to "Chattanooga Choo Choo," we have the expression going gold.
What do you think made "Chattanooga Choo Choo" such a runaway success? HORWITZ: As a songwriter, one of the things that strikes me about the song, and I'm sure this is part of what made it a hit, is there are three stories in the lyric.
I mean, first of all, it's a guy looking for the right train, and he has this dialogue with the shoeshine guy. And then the third story is the love story, what happens when he gets off the train and asks the girl to marry him. So it's really engaging that way.
And plus the rhythmic qualities of the song - "Chattanooga Choo Choo," which just sounds like a train. And Jerry Gray's terrific arrangement for the Glenn Miller Orchestra, which has all those train motives going in it. You know, imitating music. It's irresistible.
SIMON: It must be said the song begins with a lyric that nowadays has to be identified as racial, racism. Is it racist? Big Band Greatest Hits. Jazz Greatest Hits. Family Circle: The Best of Jazz. Greatest Hits [RCA]. Giants of the Big Band Era [Madacy]. The Never Alone - Various - Release Audio Magazine Vol.
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Plays Music Of Harry Warren. The Ultimate In-Stereo Collection. It's spry syncopating with the throaty singing of Tex Beneke assisted by the finely blended voices of the Crew Chiefs. There are no known performances. The theme was dropped after six weeks. Recordings of each performance exist.
The song contained lyrics. It is score 62 in the Glenn Miller musical score library. Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller - Original Legends Versions song was presented to the local Community Fund organization. It was not used. It was composed by Captain Glenn Miller and arranged by Sgt. Jerry Gray. There are no recordings of the score. It was performed on 10 Chesterfield shows.
The score number is These broadcasts were recorded. Harold Dickinson of The Modernaires shares credit for the vocal part while Miller wrote the music. The broadcasts were recorded. It consisted of 22 pages. Glenn Miller is pictured on Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller - Original Legends Versions cover in a black and white photograph.
The cover illustration is signed with the initials N. In the publisher's forward it discussed the art of playing jazz, mentioning Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller - Original Legends Versions Miller, feature trombonist of Ben Pollack's Victor Recording Orchestra, and author of this book, is recognized everywhere as a finished artist. Professional musicians everywhere recommend this book.
There are no known recordings. Miller copyrighted the song with the U. Library of Congress on January 23, Kay Weber was the vocalist. Glenn Miller was not on the recording session. Miller was not on the studio recording session. The Dorsey Brother's version was arranged by Miller. Glenn Miller is credited with writing an additional verse for the song " Basin Street Blues " in written in by Spencer Williams. Miller arranged the song for a February 9, recording under the direction of Benny Goodman in New Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller - Original Legends Versions with the Charleston Chasers which was released as a 78 single as Columbia D and Okeh Miller wrote the following additional verse to the song in collaboration with Jack Teagarden, which was incorporated in later recordings of the song:.
The band's there to greet us, Old friends there to meet us. Where the rich and the poor folks meet, let me take you down to Basin Street. Want to come over and see what we can do? We finally finished the job sometime Toi LAmour - Mylène Farmer - Bleu Noir in the morning.
Next day, we cut the record. It's been the most popular I've ever done!
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