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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Oh and this . . . . . . . . . .well again it's a classic piece and almost so ubiquitous and well known we assume it's in the public domain but it is certified solid gold Miller!
The sun is shining break out the cadillac and take her for a spin and turn it UP!
On this day in music history: April 13, 1940 - “In The Mood” by Glenn Miller & His Orchestra hits #1 on the Billboard Record Buying Guide (jukebox list existing prior to the Best Sellers chart) for 13 weeks. Written by Joe Garland, Glenn Miller and Andy Razaf, the song is recorded on August 1, 1939 and is released on RCA Victor’s Bluebird Records imprint. It becomes not only one of the definitive records of the big band era, but one of the most influential musical works of the twentieth century. It is one of the most widely covered and performed songs of the era with versions also recorded by Xavier Cugat, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, The Andrew Sisters, and Artie Shaw, to more contemporary artists including Bette Midler, and The Brian Setzer Orchestra. Glenn Miller’s original recording of “In The Mood” is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1983.

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