In The Mood

Guy Barker introduces the first of a 4-part series celebrating bandleader Glenn Miller.

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 February 199019900217

Producer: P.

HOARE

Next in series: PROG 1

Previous in series: 03 February 1952

Description

A tribute to Joe LOSS who died earlier this year.

He was one of Britain's

Subject Categories

profiles (programme format)

music programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

17 Feb 1990 17:02-18:00 (RADIO 2)

16 Apr 1990 14:02-15:00 (RADIO 2)

04 Aug 1990 18:02-19:00 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

Chris Ellis

Peter Hoare (Producer)

Vera Lynn (Speaker)

Howard Jones (Speaker)

Wally Ridley (Speaker)

Rose Brennan (Speaker)

Mildred Loss (Speaker)

Ross Mcmanus (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-02-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 February 199019900416

First broadcast on 1990-02-17

Producer: P.

HOARE

Next in series: PROG 1

Previous in series: 03 February 1952

Description

A tribute to Joe LOSS who died earlier this year.

He was one of Britain's

Subject Categories

profiles (programme format)

music programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

17 Feb 1990 17:02-18:00 (RADIO 2)

16 Apr 1990 14:02-15:00 (RADIO 2)

04 Aug 1990 18:02-19:00 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

Chris Ellis

Peter Hoare (Producer)

Vera Lynn (Speaker)

Howard Jones (Speaker)

Wally Ridley (Speaker)

Rose Brennan (Speaker)

Mildred Loss (Speaker)

Ross Mcmanus (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-02-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 February 199019900804

First broadcast on 1990-02-17

Producer: P.

HOARE

Next in series: PROG 1

Previous in series: 03 February 1952

Description

A tribute to Joe LOSS who died earlier this year.

He was one of Britain's

Subject Categories

profiles (programme format)

music programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

17 Feb 1990 17:02-18:00 (RADIO 2)

16 Apr 1990 14:02-15:00 (RADIO 2)

04 Aug 1990 18:02-19:00 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

Chris Ellis

Peter Hoare (Producer)

Vera Lynn (Speaker)

Howard Jones (Speaker)

Wally Ridley (Speaker)

Rose Brennan (Speaker)

Mildred Loss (Speaker)

Ross Mcmanus (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-02-11.

JF0120041204

Guy looks at Miller's early days before he formed his own band in 1937.

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The second in Guy Barker's four-part series celebrating bandleader Glenn Miller examines Miller's relationship to other prominent bands of the Swing Era, including Count Basie, and his employment of staff arrangers to provide new repertoire.

The many popular songs his band recorded were often more successful commercially than the instrumentals for which he is remembered, such as In The Mood.

Contributors include American arrangers and historians Loren Schoenberg and David Berger, with comments from British authorities Campbell Burnap, Helen Mayhew, Brian Priestley and Peter Vacher.

ArcHIVe clips feature Miller associates Ray Noble, Paul Tanner, Nat Peck and Billy May, and the bandleader's younger brother Herb Miller.

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Part three looks at the contributions of individual band-members such as trumpeters Bobby Hackett and Billy May, and the celebration of Miller's success in two Hollywood movies.

Also discussed is the huge change in Miller's career when he broke up his civilian band during World War II in order to lead a swing band for the military.

Contributors include American arrangers and historians Loren Schoenberg and David Berger, with comments from British authorities Campbell Burnap, Helen Mayhew, Brian Priestley and Peter Vacher.

ArcHIVe clips feature Miller associates Ray Noble, Paul Tanner, Nat Peck and Billy May, and the bandleader's younger brother Herb Miller.

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The arrival of Miller's band in Britain, to back up the Allies' invasion of Europe, is chronicled in Programme 4 along with the theories about the leader's disappearance in December 1944.

The possible influence of this on his continued fame is disentangled by musicians and observers, who conclude that his music would still survive anyway.

Contributors include American arrangers and historians Loren Schoenberg and David Berger, with comments from British authorities Campbell Burnap, Helen Mayhew, Brian Priestley and Peter Vacher.

ArcHIVe clips feature Miller associates Ray Noble, Paul Tanner, Nat Peck and Billy May, and the bandleader's younger brother Herb Miller.