Serenade in Blue

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

Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, vocal: actress Lynn Bari (dubbed by Pat Friday) 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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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 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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Doris Day from her album Doris Day’s Sentimental Journey, recorded 11-21 November 1964

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Gloria Lynne – from the 1963 album Gloria, Mary & Strings

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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.

    Reply

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