Category Archives: Glenn Miller

CHRISTMAS JAZZ from SWING to BOP — BREW’s ULTIMATE SEASONAL PLAYLIST

Have yourself a… …MERRY, HAPPILY SWINGIN’, COOL & PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS, dear folks! By the way: – NONE of the tracks on the below playlist could be found on the pictured album. — ALL of them have been taken from various … Continue reading

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Repost Of “Dedicated To A Forgotten Ode To Spring: SPRING WILL BE SO SAD (WHEN SHE COMES THIS YEAR)”

“Spring Will Be So Sad (When She Comes This Year)” by Margaret Bonds and Harold “Hal” Dickinson from The Modernaires is another one of those fantastic, nevertheless forgotten songs of the “Great American Songbook”, and I wonder who else has … Continue reading

Posted in April, Big Band Vocalist, Blogging is swell!, Dedication, Glenn Miller, Jazz Stories & Tales, Invented Truths & Actual Happenings, Jerry Gray, Poetry, Ray Eberle, Sabina, Spring, Swing Era, The Modernaires, World War II | Tagged , , , , , ,

EVERYBODY WANTS HAPPY HERMAN “TRIGGER” ALPERT !!!

– PREFACE – Since I wrote my darkest article two weeks ago – you remember the one about haunted, lonely houses & cottages for sale (it’s updated now) -, the following may be the happiest of ‘em all. – BULK – … Continue reading

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CLAP HANDS, HERE COMES CHARLIE BARNET WHO JOYFULLY PROCLAIMS: “THANKS FOR 50.000.000 HITS @ BREW LITE’s JAZZ TALES!!!”

… ??? …Say what? …Oopz, he certainly meant 50.000+ … ;) Anyway, a big thanks also from me, dear readers! It’s always the right idea to drop by here; especially when you’ll get the chance to listen to the complete … Continue reading

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BREW LITE’s FIVE YULE-ITES remembered GLENN MILLER with HARRY WARREN’s “I KNOW WHY”…

…which was originally composed for the film Sun Valley Serenade (1941). It can be heard now – as promised – in a brand new version, here at this humble blog. — Blog owner’s acknowledgment: Thanks, Mr. Jay, for those beautiful … Continue reading

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GLENN MILLER, MISSING FOR 68 YEARS SINCE DECEMBER 15, 1944…

…and therefore we, BREW LITE’s FIVE YULE-ITES, will remember Glenn tonight with a brand new version of Harry Warren’s “I Know Why”. In case you’re in Cologne, feel free to visit our Yuletide concert at “Die Eule”. Tell the cabdriver … Continue reading

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DEDICATED TO LADY MARION … HUTTON, THE (ALMOST!) FORGOTTEN SONG BIRDIE OF THE SWING ERA

Marion Hutton – mostly overshadowed by her exuberant younger sister Betty – was the loveliest, the most human asset to the otherwise perfectly drilled Glenn Miller Orchestra. Her intonation wasn’t always the firmest, and she seemed to be unable to … Continue reading

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