Chesterfield Broadcasts Vol 1 / The Andrews Sisters With The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Release Date: 11/19/2010
Label: RCA
Catalog Number: RCA63113
Performer: Patty Andrews
Conductor: Glenn Miller
Number of Discs: 1

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$17.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Personnel: LaVerne Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Patti Andrews, Marion Hunter, Raymond R. Eberle (vocals); Glenn Miller (conductor, trombone); Richard Fisher (guitar); Ernesto Caceres, Vincent J. Abato (clarinet, alto & baritone saxophones); Harold W. McIntyre, Wilbur Schwartz (clarinet, alto saxophone); Gordon L. Beneke (clarinet, tenor saxophone, background vocals); Albert A. Klink (bass clarinet, tenor saxophone); Clyde Hurley, Jr., Leigh F. Knowles, Jr., Reginald D. McMickle, John McClanian Best, Jr. (trumpet); Paul O.W. Tanner, Alex Mastandrea, Frank J. D'Annolfo, Thomas Mack, Howard Gibeling, James R,. Priddy (trombone); John C. MacGregor (piano); Rowland E. Bundock (bass); Maurice Purtill (drums).

Recorded between 1939 and 1940. Includes liner notes by John Snyder.

Digitally remastered by Paul Brizzi (CEDAR).

Liner Note Author: Edward F. Polic.

Recording information: New York, NY (12/1939-03/1940).

Arrangers: Glenn Miller; Jerry Gray.

1939 was Glenn Miller's breakthrough year, and at the end of it he earned his own network radio show, broadcast on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights at 10 p.m. over CBS. The hiring of the Andrews Sisters, who had scored their first hit at the start of 1938 and several more since, as the show's regular guests gave the brief broadcasts considerably added star power. The sisters stayed with the show only for the first 13 weeks, and this oddly arranged disc is the first of a scheduled two to chronicle their appearances. The oddity is that this is more a Miller album than an Andrews one: it was his show, it's on his record label, the liner notes are mostly about him, and he and his band perform without the sisters on five of the 16 tracks. Nevertheless, the album provides an opportunity to hear the Andrews Sisters sing many of their big hits -- "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön," "Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out the Barrel)," "Hold Tight-Hold Tight (Want Some Sea Food Mama)," and others -- in live aircheck renditions, as well as Miller doing favorites like "In the Mood" and "Tuxedo Junction." The recordings have been culled from throughout the 13-week period and edited to create the impression of a single radio show. The result is both a good time capsule of the winter of 1939-1940 and a collection of well-performed music. ~ William Ruhlmann
Works on This Recording
1. Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh! by Abe Olman
Conductor: Glenn Miller
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1917 ; USA
2. I've Got No Strings by Leigh Harline
Conductor: Glenn Miller
3. Jubilee: Begin the beguine by Cole Porter
Conductor: Glenn Miller
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; USA
4. Chico's Love Song (Ma-La-Ja-Fah-La-Pas-Ka-Lah-Tah) by Seelan
Conductor: Glenn Miller
5. Indian Summer by Victor Herbert
Conductor: Glenn Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble: Glenn Miller Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1919 ; USA
6. Bei mir bist du schön by Sammy Cahn
Conductor: Glenn Miller
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1937 ; New York
7. Beer Barrel Polka by Lew Brown
Conductor: Glenn Miller
8. Firefly: Donkey serenade by Rudolf Friml
Conductor: Glenn Miller
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1912 ; USA
9. Tuxedo Junction by Erskine Hawkins
Conductor: Glenn Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble: Glenn Miller Orchestra
10. Para vigo me voy by Ernesto Lecuona
Conductor: Glenn Miller
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; Cuba
11. In the Mood by Joe Garland
Conductor: Glenn Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble: Glenn Miller Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939 ;
12. The Rhumba Jumps! by Hoagy Carmichael
Conductor: Glenn Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble: Glenn Miller Orchestra
13. Hold Tight, Hold Tight by Jerry Brandon
Conductor: Glenn Miller
14. Yodelin' Jive by Hughie Prince
Conductor: Glenn Miller
15. One O'Clock Jump by Count Basie
Conductor: Glenn Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble: Glenn Miller Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
16. Der katerinshtshik: Ikh hob dikh tsufil lib (I love you too much) by Alexander Olshanetsky
Performer: Patty Andrews (Voice)
Conductor: Glenn Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble: Glenn Miller Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1935 ;
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