Serenade in Blue

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Serenade in Blue (m. Harry Warren, w. Mack Gordon)

Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, with vocals by actress Lynn Bari (dubbed by Pat Friday) and The Modernaires, in the film Orchestra Wives (1942)

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Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, vocals: Ray Eberle and The Modernaires – recorded on 20 May 1942; issued on Victor 27935, b/w “That’s Sabotage”

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Benny Goodman and his Orchestra, vocal: Dick Haymes — date unknown

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Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra, with vocals by The Crew Chiefs, featuring lead vocal by Arthur “Artie” Malvin, plus (actress) Lillian Laine — This may have been an outtake from the short film Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Band, released on 26 March 1947, since “Serenade in Blue” is not listed among the soundtrack credits for the film at IMDb, or at the Library of Congress page on the film.

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Billy Eckstine and his Octet — recorded in Los Angeles, CA, on 21 April 1947; issued as the B-side of the single “Cool Breeze,” 1947

Personnel:
Ray Linn (tp) Gerald Vlentine (tb) Sonny Criss (as) Wardell Gray (ts) Warren Bracken (p) unknown (g) Shifty Henry (b) Tim Kennedy (d) Billy Eckstine(vo, vtb)

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Ray Eberle and his Orchestra — issued in 1947 on the 78 rpm single Signature 15214, b/w “Easy Ride”

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Jimmy Rowles Trio — from the 1955 album Rare–But Well Done, Liberty Records LRP 3003

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Gloria Lynne – from the 1963 album Gloria, Marty & Strings, Everest LPBR 5220 (Mono), SD 1220 (Stereo)

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(below) also issued in 1964 on the 45 rpm single Everest 2047, b/w “Without a Song” (m. Vincent Youmans, w. Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose)

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Doris Day from the 1965 LP Doris Day’s Sentimental Journey; album recorded, 11-21 November 1964

album info:

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Jack Jones with Billy May and his Orchestra – live concert, date and location unknown; evidently a Glenn Miller tribute

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Teddy Edwards Quartet – recorded by the provider on the tape deck playing it back in the video, from a live radio broadcast on 10 August 1980 from the International Jazz Festival Amsterdam

Teddy Edwards: saxophone, Jack Wilson: piano, Leroy Vinnegar: bass, Billy Higgins: drums

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Scott Hamilton — from the 2006 album Nocturnes and Serenades

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Newropean Quartet, aka Danilo Memoli Trio with special guest Steve Grossman

Danilo Memoli left a comment on 4 May 2011, saying,

Hello, I see that our SERENADE IN BLUE version (my trio with the great Steve Grossman) appears “undated”. We recorded it July 7, 2010 and it’s part of the cd TIME ON MY HANDS.

Time on My Hands album links:

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Danilo Memoli
    May 04, 2011 @ 14:17:18

    Hello, I see that our SERENADE IN BLUE version (my trio with the great Steve Grossman) appears “undated”. We recorded it July 7, 2010 and it’s part of the cd TIME ON MY HANDS.

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