• Tex BENEKE & His Orch. - In Glenn Miller's Footsteps - Blues, Serenades & Marches

Sad but true, it's an ill wind which blows nobody any good, but in the case of Tex Beneke it is not certain that the premature, and mysterious, death of Glenn Miller in December 1944 was ultimately to his benefit. True, Miller's death propelled Tex to the front of the band, but he was forever afterwards known as the guy who kept the Glenn Miller sound alive, even when the orchestra was billed as his own. In short, if Gordon 'Tex' Beneke had personal ambitions in the musical field, they were to remain largely submerged under the shadow of a dead giant. Fortunately, for the benefit of Popular music, he shared the same high standards as his former boss and through the later 1940s showed the way Glenn Miller himself may have developed the 'Big Band' sound.Twenty-two commercial recordings are presented here, showcasing Tex Beneke through the few years when he was leading the Glenn Miller band and recording as such, and also recordings made under his own name. Whether playing tunes closely associated with Miller or otherwise, the sound lingers and there is nothing wrong with that. The Glenn Miller magic is still recognised today and for being a part of it, Tex Beneke will always be remembered.

Track Listing

1. ST. LOUIS BLUES MARCH
2. BLUES IN THE NIGHT MARCH
3. MEADOWLANDS (RUSSIAN PATROL)
4. GIVE ME FIVE MINUTES MORE v. Tex Beneke
5. ANNIVERSARY SONG v. Garry Stevens
6. POINCIANA (SONG OF THE TREES) v. Garry Stevens
7. BLUE CHAMPAGNE
8. STORMY WEATHER
9. SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT
10. MY YOUNG AND FOOLISH HEART v. Garry Stevens
11. THEY CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME v. Glenn Douglas
12 LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING v. Garry Stevens
13. EAST OF THE SUN (AND WEST OF THE MOON) v. Garry Stevens
14. BYE BYE BLUES
15. SUNRISE SERENADE
16. RIVERBOAT SHUFFLE
17. GEORGIA ON MY MIND
18. LAZY BONES v. Tex Beneke
19. ROCKIN' CHAIR v. Tex Beneke
20. LAZY RIVER
21. STARDUST
22. MOONLIGHT SERENADE

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date 01/05/2001
UPC Bar Code No 604988257328

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Tex BENEKE & His Orch. - In Glenn Miller's Footsteps - Blues, Serenades & Marches

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