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Artist: Miller, Glenn And The Army Air Forces Band
Title: The Arrangers: Ralph Wilkinson
Format: CD
Label: SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR
Catalog Number:2149
Barcode:5019317021498 itemnumber=1000123701
Price: $20.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: BIG BAND
Release Date: 7/19/2019
Availability: In Stock
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When Captain 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 with a repertoire to match. This CD focuses on the major contribution made by Glenn’s third composer, arranger, musician Ralph Wilkinson. Enlisted into the US Army Air Force in May 1943, Ralph Wilkinson was quickly earmarked to be part of Miller’s new musical organisation. He had come to the Captain’s attention as a staff arranger for one of the masters of popular light music, Andre Kostelanetz, whose radio orchestra was heard regularly over the American CBS network. Under the guiding hand of Captain (later Major) Miller he was to play a crucial part in integrating the lush sounds of the new string section into the full orchestral arrangements and for introducing new voicings. His subsequent charts were to include some that are regarded today as all-time Miller ‘classics’ - Stormy Weather, Body and Soul, Summertime and perhaps, above all, Stardust - one of the finest interpretations ever by this or any other orchestra. This CD follows on from our previous, recent issues “The Arrangers: Jerry Gray” (DSOY2135) and “The Arrangers Norman Leyden” (DSOY2145).

Track Listing
 1. 
In The Gloaming

 2. 
For The First Time - vocal: Johnny Desmond

 3. 
People Will Say We’re In  Love - vocal: Johnny Desmond

 4. 
Stardust

 5. 
Star Eyes - vocal: Johnny Desmond

 6. 
Pistol-Packin’ Mama - vocals: Ray McKinley, Carmen Mastren and The Crew Chiefs

 7. 
How Sweet You Are - vocal: Johnny Desmond

 8. 
My Heart Tells Me - vocal:Johnny Desmond

 9. 
In An 18th Century Drawing Room

10. 
My Ideal - vocal:Johnny Desmond

11. 
Embraceable You

12. 
I Love You - vocal: Johnny Desmond

13. 
Suddenly It’s Spring - vocal: Johnny Desmond

14. 
Stormy Weather

15. 
Speak Low - vocal: Johnny Desmond

16. 
Summertime

17. 
Amor - vocal: Johnny Desmond

18. 
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

19. 
The Music Stopped - vocal: Johnny Desmond

20. 
Body And Soul

21. 
Indian Summer - vocal: Johnny Desmond

22. 
Laura - vocal: Johnny Desmond

23. 
Oranges And Lemons - vocal: The Crew Chiefs

24. 
My Romance

25. 
Laura - vocal: Bill Raymond

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