By: Tollie Schmidt
Founder Tollie’s Out of the Darkness Project
CEO – Tollie International Inc. & International Speaker
“Empowering Greatness – Creating a Dream Infused Life”
While many of his songs are classics, with “In the Mood” gave Glenn Miller and the Swing Era its defining moment. With the possible exception of “Sing, Sing, Sing it’s the one big band song that everyone seems to know, and generally it’s only Miller’s original version that gets wide circulation. But it’s also one of the best dance songs to emerge from the period, a bouncy fox trot that got the older people on the floor and appeased a younger crowd eager for killer-dillers. There was also the famous fade away section, which never seems to lose its element of suspense upon repeated listening.
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Video Rating: 4 / 5
Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra perform the jazz classic: “In The Mood” (1946) This video is really good, and apparently on DVD now: www.cduniverse.com Buy it, you’ll like it.