Tuesday, August 16, 2016

7 pm TONIGHT! -- NEW: "The Glenn Miller Orchestra Then & Now" on Jazz-O-Rama at Pawling Public Radio

Joe Bev presents...
"The Glenn Miller Orchestra Then & Now" 
Host Joe Bev presents two-hours of the music of Glenn Miller, including personally remasters 78 RPM records and selections from the current version of the band. 

01 - Glenn Miller - In The Mood (1939) 
"In the Mood" is a popular big band-era #1 hit recorded by American bandleader Glenn Miller. It topped the charts for 13 straight weeks in 1940 in the U.S. and one year later was featured in the movie Sun Valley Serenade.
B-side    "I Want to Be Happy"
Released    September 1939
Format    10" 78rpm
Recorded    1 August 1939
Genre    Big band
Label    Bluebird Records
Writer(s)    Wingy Manone (c), Andy Razaf (w), Joe Garland (a)
This is one of the most recognizable and popular big band songs. Miller recorded it in 1939 and the song became wildly popular in early 1940, shortly before Billboard began publishing its "Music Popularity Chart." This makes it hard to gauge the song's appeal at the time, but it helped Miller become the top bandleader in the world - in that first Billboard chart he held down three of the Top 10 places. "In The Mood" is an expression that indicates a desire to have sex. It's pretty innocent now, but was a little racy at the time.

02 - Mission to Moscow - Nick Hilscher - Glenn Miller (2014) 
Nick Hilscher - Glenn Miller (2014) 
D&P Music
Nick Hilscher: Music Director, Vocals
Julia Rich: Vocals 
Kevin Sheehan: Alto Saxophone/Clarinet/Flute 
Chris Herald: Alto Saxophone/Clarinet/Flute
Cody Leavel: Tenor Saxophone/Clarinet/Flute
John Orsini: Tenor Saxophone/Clarinet/Flute
Ian O'Beirne: Baritone Saxophone/Alto Saxophone/Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Flute
Ashley Hall: Trumpet
Robby Yarber: Trumpet
Steve Morley: Trumpet
Joe Young IV: Trumpet
George Reinert, III: Trombone
John Tyler: Trombone
Joe Zeigenfus: Trombone
Jason Bennett: Bass Trombone
James Navan: Piano
Sean Muzzi: Bass
Dean Schweiger: Drums
03 - I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo
(Stereo) (1942)

The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Marion Hutton, The Modernaires, Nicholas Brothers, Tex Beneke, Jackie Gleason, Cesar Romero.
"(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo" is a #1 popular song recorded by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra in 1942. It was written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren and published in 1942. It was featured in the musical film Orchestra Wives and was recorded by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, featuring Tex Beneke, Marion Hutton and The Modernaires, who released it as an A side 78 in 1942, 27934-A. The B side was "At Last". The song popularized the city of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Although originally recorded by the Glenn Miller band with Tex Beneke on lead vocals, it was recreated by the fictional Gene Morrison Orchestra performing as the Glenn Miller Band and the Nicholas Brothers (performing the song as part of a dance sequence) in the 1942 20th Century Fox movie Orchestra Wives. The song was nominated for Best Music, Original Song at the Academy Awards, Harry Warren (music), Mack Gordon (lyrics). The Glenn Miller record was the year's best-selling recording in the United States, according to Billboard magazine. It spent nineteen weeks on the Billboard charts, including eight weeks in first place. The song was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of "Best Music, Original Song" in 1943.

04 - A String Of Pearls (1941) 

"A String of Pearls" is a 1941 song recorded by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra on RCA Bluebird, composed by Jerry Gray with lyrics by Eddie DeLange. The song is a big band and jazz standard. Glenn Miller and His Orchestra recorded "A String of Pearls" on November 8, 1941, which was copyrighted and published by The Mutual Music Society, Inc., ASCAP. It was released as an RCA Bluebird 78 single, B-11382-B, backed with "Day Dreaming", in 1941 by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra. Bobby Hackett did the famous Trumpet solo in the Glenn Miller version of the song. The record was ranked No. 1 in the US for two weeks in 1942 on the Billboard Best Sellers chart in a chart run of 21 weeks.  

05 - Juke Box Saturday Night (1942)
Jukebox Saturday Night is a song written by Al Stillman and Paul McGrane, recorded by Glenn Miller. ‘Jukebox Saturday Night:’ Glenn Miller’s Last Hit as a Civilian. On December 5, 1942, Glenn Miller & His Orchestra’s ‘Juke Box Saturday Night’ broke into the Billboard Top Ten, debuting at #9 on the charts.  A lively retelling of a wild party at a soda and ice cream fountain, ‘Juke Box Saturday Night’ celebrates revelry with lyrics that playfully reference the other artists that composed the party’s soundtrack including entire solos and choruses lifted directly from Harry James and the Ink Spots.  While successful, enjoyable and sufficiently light-hearted, ‘Juke Box Saturday Night’ is more notable as the last Top Ten hit issued by Glenn Miller as a civilian performer.

06 - Runnin' Wild (1939) 
"Runnin' Wild" is a popular song first composed and recorded in 1922, written by A.H. Gibbs, Joe Grey and Leo Wood.
It is probably best known for its inclusion in the classic 1959 comedy film Some Like It Hot, set in the late prohibition era. The song is performed during a rehearsal on a train journey, with Marilyn Monroe providing the vocals. A gypsy swing version done by Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France in 1928. "Runnin' Wild" – arranged by Bill Finegan. Recorded by Miller in 1939

07 - Tuxedo Junction (1940)
"Tuxedo Junction" – was number one for nine weeks on Billboard's Juke Box chart in 1940. Buddy Feyne added lyrics. Glenn Miller copyrighted his arrangement of the song on February 8, 1940. The instrumental was a no. 1 hit for Glenn Miller and his Orchestra in 1940. Glenn Miller and His Orchestra had the most successful recording of the song in a best-selling (Billboard Number 1) record, RCA Bluebird B-10612-A. Miller's arrangement slowed down the tempo and added trumpet fanfares. The infamous trumpet lick in the original recording was played by band member Johnny Best. The main soloists on that recording were Best and Bobby Hackett. The Glenn Miller recording sold 115,000 copies in the first week alone. It was featured in the 1953 Glenn Miller biopic The Glenn Miller Story starring James Stewart and Harry Morgan.
08 - Tuxedo Junction - Nick Hilscher - Glenn Miller (2014)
"Tuxedo Junction" is a song co-written by Birmingham, Alabama composer Erskine Hawkins and saxophonist and arranger Bill Johnson. Julian Dash is also credited for the music. Buddy Feyne wrote the lyrics.

09 - Complete Glenn Miller NBC Radio Broadcast - Marion Hutton, Ray Eberle, Tex Beneke - 30-mins (December 30, 1938)
Moonlight Serenade
I Never Knew
This Can't Be Love
What Have You Got That Gets Me
Change Partners
When Pa Was Courtin' Ma
With You on My Mind

Down South Camp Meetin' 

09 - Pennsylvania 6-5000 - Nick Hilscher - Glenn Miller (2014)
"Pennsylvania 6-5000" – Chant by the band, written by Jerry Gray and Carl Sigman, reached number five on the Billboard Best Sellers chart on August 31, 1940. Many big band names played in the Hotel Pennsylvania's Cafe Rouge in New York City, including the Glenn Miller Orchestra.[1] The hotel's telephone number, Pennsylvania 6-5000, inspired the Glenn Miller 1940 Top 5 Billboard hit of the same name, which had a 12-week chart run. The music was written by Jerry Gray and the lyrics by Carl Sigman. The 78 single was RCA Victor Bluebird 78 B-10754-A backed with "Rug Cutter's Swing".

10 - Anvil Chorus (Parts I and II) (1941)
"Pennsyvania 6-5000" – arranged by Jerry Gray, adapted from Giuseppe Verdi opera Il Trovatore.
Bluebird (3) ‎– B-10982
US Released: 1941

11 - Chattanooga Choo Choo (1941)
"Chattanooga Choo Choo" is a 1941 song by Harry Warren (music) and Mack Gordon (words). "Chattanooga Choo Choo" vocal Tex Beneke, Paula Kelly and the Modernaires. Recorded for the soundtrack of Sun Valley Serenade and then recorded on May 7, 1941 for RCA Victor in Hollywood, California. "Chattanooga Choo Choo" was number one for nine weeks on the Billboard Best Sellers chart in 1941. It also acts as a thirty nine second teaser in 1942's Orchestra Wives. Released as V-Disc 281A in October, 1944 with Sgt. Ray McKinley and the Crew Chiefs on vocals with Glenn Miller and the AAFTC Orchestra. The song was an extended production number in the 20th Century Fox film Sun Valley Serenade. The Glenn Miller recording, RCA Bluebird B-11230-B, became the #1 song across the United States on December 7, 1941, and remained at #1 for nine weeks on the Billboard Best Sellers chart.  The flip side of the single was "I Know Why (And So Do You)", which was the A side.

12 - Sliphorn Jive
Slip Horn Jive
Dick Fisher (g) replaces Arthur Ens. Bill Challis, E.G. Eberhard & Eddie Durham (arrangers) added. RCA Victor Studios, New York – June 2, 1939, 1:30-4:30 PM

12 - Sun Valley Jump - Nick Hilscher (2014)
"Sun Valley Jump" – written by Jerry Gray. Released as a V-Disc, No. 281A, on October, 1944 by Glenn Miller and the AAFTC Orchestra.

13 - The Lady's In Love With You (1939)

"The Lady's in Love with You" is a popular song. The music was written by Burton Lane, the lyrics by Frank Loesser. The song was published in 1939. The song was a major hit for the Glenn Miller orchestra, featuring a rare spoken interlude by Miller and vocal by Tex Beneke. 

14 - Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar (1940)
"Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar" - written by Don Raye, Hughie Prince, and Ray McKinley, under his wife's maiden name Eleanore Sheehy; Ray McKinley would later lead the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Glenn Miller and His Orchestra in 1940 on RCA Victor Bluebird. 

15 - Sold American (1938)
Sold American was composed in 1938 by Glenn Miller and John Chalmers "Chummy" MacGregor, the pianist in the Glenn Miller Orchestra. The title was recorded on May 23, 1938 on Brunswick and again on June 27, 1939 for RCA Victor. A 78 was released in 1938 as Brunswick 8173 with "Dipper Mouth Blues". In 1939, a new recording was released as a Bluebird 78 A side, 10352A, with "Pagan Love Song". The title is based 

on an American Tobacco Company (ATC) radio ad jingle of the 1930s for Lucky Strike cigarettes featuring a tobacco auctioneer chant delivered by North Carolina tobacco auctioneer Lee Aubrey "Speed" Riggs which ended with the phrase, "Sold, American!", stressing that American only purchased the highest quality tobacco for its cigarettes. The song was performed live by Glenn Miller on March 8, 1939 and broadcast on the radio from a remote at the Meadowbrook Ballroom in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. "Sold American" was released as a single in the UK paired with "Moon Love" on the HMV label as BD5854. The 1938 recording, Matrix number B 22974-1, was also released as Conqueror 9489, Okeh 5131, Vocalion 5131 and was reissued by Biltmore Records as 1108 in the 1949-1951 period. 

16 - Little Brown Jug (1939)
"Little Brown Jug" — traditional, although the songwriting credit is sometimes assigned to Joseph Eastburn Winner, who published a version in 1869. This traditional standard was arranged by Bill Finegan. It was recorded April 10, 1939. "Little Brown Jug" is a song written in 1869 by Joseph Winner, originally published credited to "Eastburn" (Winner's middle name) by J.E. Winner in Philadelphia. It was originally a drinking song. It remained well known as a folk song into the early 20th century. Like many songs which make reference to alcohol, it enjoyed new popularity during the Prohibition era. In 1939, bandleader Glenn Miller recorded and broadcast his swing instrumental arrangement of the tune with great success, and the number became one of the best known orchestrations of the American Big Band era.

"Tiger Rag" – composed by Nick LaRocca. "Tiger Rag" is a jazz standard, originally recorded and copyrighted by the Original Dixieland Jass Band in 1917. It is one of the most recorded jazz compositions of all time. In 2003, the 1918 ODJB recording of "Tiger Rag" was placed on the U.S. Library of Congress National Recording Registry. The tune was first recorded on 17 August 1917 by the Original Dixieland Jass Band for Aeolian-Vocalion Records (the band did not use the Jazz spelling until later in 1917) and released as B1206, "Tiger Rag One-Step Written and Played by Original Dixieland Jass Band", backed with "Ostrich Walk". The Aeolian Vocalion sides did not sell well, as they were recorded in a vertical format becoming obsolete at the time which could not be played successfully on most contemporary phonographs. Glenn Miller's version was recorded in 1940.

Nick Hilscher - Glenn Miller (2014) http://glennmillerorchestra.com/

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

NEW: The Comedy-O-Rama Hour: The XM Satellite Years

The Comedy-O-Rama Hour: The XM Satellite Years 
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Now available in one collection for you to enjoy!
Long before Sgt. Lefty and the Camp Waterlogg gang took over, The Comedy-O-Rama Hour residents were parody versions of mysteries (Sherlock Holmes), old-time radio (The ShadowThe Lone Ranger, etc.), sci-fi (Willoughby and the Professor), superheroes (Teaman and Polfroon), and more.
JOE BEVilacqua
"Those were the XM years," explains Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev), who not only produced Comedy-O-Rama, but also wrote and voiced 80% of the productions, which aired four years on XM Satellite Radio.
Joe Bev explains, "The idea started in 1996 as a website paying tribute to old-time comedians. When XM Program Direct Steve Karesh asked me to turn the website into a weekly radio show, I wrote many hours of radio theater, complete with sound effects and music. Many others contributed and ended up making 60 hours worth!"
JOE BEVilacqua
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The original scripted Comedy-O-Rama came to a conclusion in 2008, a victim of the SiriusXM merger. During the show's hiatus, Joe Bev created a number of other successful radio shows, including The Jazz-O-Rama HourThe Joe Bev ExperienceCartoon Carnival, and The Joe Bev Audio Theater, all still produced and running today on many radio stations, as well as podcasts.
In 2012, Joe Bev revamped The Comedy-O-Rama Hour as an totally improvised radio theater experience involving the fictional Camp Waterlogg. Over 70 hours of those have since been produced, and all are available, under separate titles, from Blackstone Audio.
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