Chattanooga Choo Choo

Sun Valley Serenade (1941) Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone Shown: Nicholas Brothers, Dorothy Dandridge Song: Chatanooga Choo Choo

Glenn Miller and his Orchestra

Featuring vocals by Tex Beneke and the Modernaires, this recording, (RCA Bluebird B-11230-B) was a #1 hit for nine weeks beginning in early December 1941.

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In the film Sun Valley Serenade (1941) Glenn Miller and his Orchestra performs the song as an extended production number which features vocals by Tex Beneke, Paula Kelly, and The Modernaires in the first part, followed by section showcasing Dorothy Dandridge and the Nicholas Brothers who dance as they sing a modified version of the chorus before the Nicholas Brothers perform an acrobatic dance sequence.

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James Last – 1975

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