After a year, however, he left college and moved to Los Angeles, where he joined Ben Tuxedo Junction - Glenn Miller - The Best Of Glenn Miller (CD) band. In the summer ofhe left Pollack and settled in New York, where he worked as a session musician and arranger.
When in the spring of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey formed the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, he signed on as trombonist and arranger, remaining Tuxedo Junction - Glenn Miller - The Best Of Glenn Miller (CD) the band almost a year. Meanwhile, he was studying theory and composition with Joseph Schillinger.
Miller began recording under his own name for Columbia Records on April 25,using a pickup band containing members of the Noble orchestra. His instrumental "Solo Hop" reached the Top Ten in the summer of But he did not organize a permanent touring band of his own untilwhen he signed to Brunswick Records.
The group was not a success, and he disbanded it in earlythen reorganized a couple of months later and signed to the discount-priced Bluebird subsidiary of RCA Victor Records. Still without any great success, he managed to maintain this orchestra for the next year until he got his big break with an engagement at the Glen Island Casino in New Rochelle, NY, in the summer of Glen Island was a major swing venue with a radio wire, giving the band extensive exposure.
Already, Miller had hit the charts with the Top Ten hit "Sunrise Serenade"; soon, its flipside, Tuxedo Junction - Glenn Miller - The Best Of Glenn Miller (CD), "Moonlight Serenade," would become an even bigger hit. Miller's recording success led to other opportunities. Miller scored another 11 Top Ten hits inwhich was enough to make him the top recording artist for the second year in a row.
Yetthe first full year of American participation in World War II, marked the end of Miller's dominance of popular music, since, after months of negotiations, he arranged to receive an officer's commission in the army air force on September 10 and, 17 days later, played his final date with his band, which he then broke up. He organized a service band and began performing at military camps and war-bond rallies while hosting a weekly radio series, Sustain the Wings.
He took his band to Great Britain in June and continued to perform for the troops and do radio broadcasts. He was preparing to go on to Paris when the plane on which he was traveling disappeared over the English Channel and he died at age Glenn Miller, an album of 78 rpm records, topped the newly instituted album charts in May and became the most successful album of the year.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra was reconstituted as a ghost band after the war under the direction of Tex Beneke. Miller was the subject of a partly fictionalized film biography, The Glenn Miller Story, starring James Stewart, in February ; a soundtrack album of re-recordings not featuring Miller, released by Tuxedo Junction - Glenn Miller - The Best Of Glenn Miller (CD) Records, Tuxedo Junction - Glenn Miller - The Best Of Glenn Miller (CD) number one in March.
The album was reissued as a 12" LP with a modified track selection in and was certified gold in It went gold in The Miller estate, having parted ways with Tex Beneke, hired Ray McKinley, a former member of the Miller band, to organize a new ghost band inand this Glenn Miller Orchestra continued to record and perform under various leaders from then on.
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The main soloists on that recording were Best and Bobby Hackett. The Glenn Miller recording soldcopies in the first week. Stan Kenton included it on his Mellophonium Magic album. It was also the inspiration for an all-girl disco group, entitled "Tuxedo Junction". The song is about a jazz and blues club in the Birmingham, Alabama suburb of Ensley.
The area is referred to as "Tuxedo Junction", though the building is called the "Nixon Building" built in This is due to the location of a streetcar crossing at Tuxedo Park, hence "Tuxedo Junction".
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