GLENN MILLER "It Happened In Sun Valley"

When Phil Corey's band arrives at the Idaho ski resort its pianist Ted Scott is smitten with a Norwegian refugee he has sponsored, Karen Benson. When soloist Vivian Dawn quits, Karen stages an ice show as a substitute. Sun Valley Serenade is a 1941 musical film directed by H. Bruce Humberstone and starring Sonja Henie, John Payne, Glenn Miller, Milton Berle, and Lynn Bari. It features the Glenn Miller Orchestra as well as dancing by the Nicholas Brothers. It also features Dorothy Dandridge, performing "Chattanooga Choo Choo", which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Song, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1996, and was awarded the first Gold Record for sales of 1.2 million.

Glenn Miller



This episode of Glenn Miller's band is a radio remote from The Glen Island Casino in New Rochelle New York and has been published and can be heard everywhere your podcast is available. (March 1, 1904 – December 15, 1944 missing in action) was an American big band musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was one of the best-selling recording artists from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known Big Bands. Miller's notable recordings include "In the Mood", "Moonlight Serenade", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "A String of Pearls", "At Last", "(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo", "American Patrol", "Tuxedo Junction", and "Little Brown Jug". While he was traveling to entertain U.S. troops in France during World War II, Glenn Miller disappeared in bad weather over the English Channel.


NBC Bandstand was an easy old time big band radio-televison music show simulcast weekday mornings in the 1950's with pop tunes, big band favorites and simple banter with host Bert Parks and announcer Bill Wendell from NBC 30 Rock in New York City. Parks frequently spoke with audience members...where they were from, enjoying visit to New York City etc. Your blog editor was interviewed by Parks on this program. I was a teenaged radio 'wannabee', visiting from Philadelphia. Studio audience participation was part of the show.

Frank Sinatra show

The Frank Sinatra Show was a title applied—in some cases specifically and in other cases generically—to several radio musical programs in the United States, some of which had other distinct titles as indicated below. Singer Frank Sinatra starred in the programs, some of which were broadcast on CBS, while others were on NBC


BENNY GOODMAN radio shows

Benny Goodman was the first celebrated bandleader of the Swing Era, dubbed "The King of Swing," his popular emergence marking the beginning of the era. He was an accomplished clarinetist whose distinctive playing gave an identity both to his big band and to the smaller units he led simultaneously.


From 1930s to 1950s he became the bandleader of some of the most successful and popular bands of his time. The two brothers got reunited in 1953, after Tommy invited Jimmy, who just broke with his band, to be featured in the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Dorsey had a total of 286 billboard hits, with some of them landing on the top spot.

Glenn Miller radio shows

From airchecks of his radio show sponsored by Chesterfield cigarettes, Glenn Miller performs a variety of music live during 1940-42, including top 10 hits such as Delilah and Skylark; two something old, new, borrowed, and blue medleys; and many other memorable songs and instrumentals that he never commercially recorded,