In case you’re in Cologne, feel free to visit our Yuletide concert at “Die Eule”. Tell the cabdriver destination “Bay-In-Valley”, at the Southend of the City
For all fans of the wonderful Army Air Force Band, here’s an unknown, and comparatively peaceful little gem for you, a complete BBC Broadcast (or rather what remained of it; as Glenn said: ‘Another half hour next week…’) from September 1944.
It features two splendid vocals, one by British actress and songstress Gloria Brent, the other by Johnny Desmond with the Crew Chiefs. The latter deliver a new tune by Jerry Gray, entitled “All’s Well Mademoiselle”, with a quote of La Marseillaise inserted (linked with one of the key-scenes of a very famous flick).
Enjoy my little tribute to the Major.
Here’s a P.S. for jazz historians:
“88380. The American Band Of The A.E.F.. September 7, 1944. BBC. The first tune is, “Body and Soul.”
The program includes the first broadcast of, “All’s Well, Mademoiselle.”
Glenn Miller and The American Band Of The AEF, The Crew Chiefs, Johnny Desmond, Mel Powell, Gloria Brent (vocal). 24:35. Audio condition: Good to very good. Incomplete.”
Quoted from HERE; and when I’ve found the rest of the broadcast, this article will be updated… I seem to recall that I have “Body And Soul” from this broadcast in my collection
->>>—> UPDATE <—<<<-
1. I found “Body And Soul” from another broadcast and added it to the playlist. It’s now track #1.