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Track Listing
1. The Army Air Corps
2. Oh! What A Beautiful Morniní
3. Pistol-Packiní Mama
4. What Do You Do In The Infantry?
5. With My Head In The Clouds
6. Iíll Be Around
7. St. Louis Blues March
8. Jeep Jockey Jump
9. G. I. Jive
10. Poinciana (Song Of The Tree)
11. Holiday For Strings
12. There Are Yanks
13. The Victory Polka
14. Allís Well, Mademoiselle
15. The Trolley Song
16. Russian Patrol (Meadowlands)
17. Symphony (Cíest Fini)
18. Accentuate The Positive
19. Oranges And Lemons
20. Sure Thing
Artist:
Glen Miller Army Air Force Band
Title:
The Arrangers: Gerry Gray
Label:
Sounds of Yesteryear
Cat No:
DSOY2135
Format:
CD
Price £9.99
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When Glenn Miller unveiled his new service orchestra in 1943, it was immediately evident that this was going to be much more than a copy of his civilian band in uniform. Gone was the standard dance band format - in its place a mighty concert orchestra of majestic proportions and with a repertoire to match. For his new arranging team, Captain Miller appointed Jerry Gray as his right-hand man. Jerry was already firmly established as one of the leading arrangers of the day. He had come to the fore with Artie Shaw for whom he scored Begin The Beguine - the record that propelled the Shaw band to national prominence. When Artie Shaw suddenly quit in 1939, Glenn Miller moved swiftly to secure Jerryís services as his civilian bandís Chief Arranger. Jerry went on to score some of Glennís greatest all-time hits, including Chattanooga Choo Choo, Kalamazoo and American Patrol as well as composing originals such as Pennsylvania 65000, Caribbean Clipper and A String Of Pearls.