Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Last updated: 17.12.19
Printed: 1988 Author: George Thomas Simon
Publisher: Da Capo Press ISBN: 0306801299
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Paperback - 473 pages (April 1988), usually ships within 2-3 days.
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By G. Smith (Huntington Beach, CA USA)
I've always loved the music of Glenn Miller. Especially being a swing dancer. What makes this book so great is Mr. Simon was there with Glenn and the orchestra, pitching in on drums for backup, and involved in every aspect. He was associated with Glenn during those great years of the Big Bands. His personal way of talking to the reader makes you feel like you were there, too. You become intimately involved in his life, through scores of wonderul photos, diary entries, and interviews with others who knew Glenn well. You also are introduced to many of the band members. After reading this book, I feel like I know not just Glenn, but Marion Hutton, Trigger Alpert, and all the other wonderful musicians who made the most wonderful music in the history of the world.
I used to wish I could travel back in time to the swing era, and witness bands like Glenn Miller's live. Now, after reading this book, I feel like I have.