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Glenn Miller for The Very First Time, 1959

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Boxed Record Sets8 of 12Conor Oberst Bright Eyes 7 LP Box Set of First 5 AlbumsCasey Kasem's American Top 40 Radio show for week ending 8-30-1980
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In 1959 RCA with the Glenn Miller estate, released this three LP album of some of Glenn Miller and his Orchestras' radio shows. The albums are in a hard bound cloth binding, and have a booklet inside explaining how the albums were made. The front page has a photograph of a letter from Helen Miller (Glenn's widow) giving her approval to the album. Previous to releasing this album, Victor released a 5 LP album by the name of Glenn Miller, Second Pressing, it was released in a hardbound leatherette binding in 1958.

The plane Glenn Miller was traveling in disappeared over the English Channel in 1944, the plane took off in a dense fog from an RAF base in England to Paris to rejoin the his Army Air Force Band that was already in Paris. The plane experienced icing conditions and went down.

Miller was a perfectionist, after each of the 15 minute Chesterfield broadcasts, Miller would listen to the show on glass disks (which theses albums were made from) to find out who was messing up during the broadcast so George T Simon says in his biography of Miller.

These radio recordings have been re-released on CD, along with those he recorded with the Andrews Sisters, which I also own, I also have the Complete Glenn Miller LPs and box CD set, along with his Army Air Force Recordings LPs and CDs. Recently I found an MP disk with 90 of his Chesterfield radio shows on it.

Something borrowed, something blue, something in the Miller mood.


  1. musikchoo musikchoo, 4 years ago
    Cool Album set !!
  2. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    My Uncle was hired on to be there Lead Drummer for the Glen Miller Band...and go on tour..but personal issues like kids stopped him...great share!!
  3. rlwindle rlwindle, 4 years ago
    That is so cool.

  4. Rattletrap Rattletrap, 2 years ago
    Those were the days of great music and fun dancing!
  5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    We always enjoyed his music. Last time we were in the Coliseum Ball Room here in town there was still quite a tribute to him in the lobby. All original posters and articles. The lobby alone is a history lesson.
  6. rlwindle rlwindle, 2 years ago
    Thanks Rattletrap andfhrjr2 for the loves.


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