Chattanoga Choo Choo: Glenn Miller 1941

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11 Comments on “Chattanoga Choo Choo: Glenn Miller 1941”

  1. Bob Says:

    A reminder of a world long ago and gone forever. My kids don’t even know what a Cho Cho is.

    • Kat Says:

      I miss being able to travel by rail in this country. I love trains, oops choo choos.

      That’s what little kids always called them-choo choo trains!

  2. fred lapides Says:

    I xam old enough to have heard Glenn live on the New Haven Green, where he performed while at ROTC, Yale. There is a memorial stone for him at a cemetary in New Haven, though of course his bodyh never recovered fronm the air crash over the Atlantic.

    • Bob Says:

      I think Glenn Miller created what is now the US Air Force Blues Jazz band. His arrangement of St. Louis Blues March is right up there with Sousa.

      • Kat Says:

        You got me curious so I went hunted and found out that the Jazz Band was created in 1950 to carry on the tradition of Major Glenn Miller’s Army Air Corps dance band.

    • Kat Says:

      I remember the circumstances of his death from watching the movie The Glenn Miller Story. Hated June Allison as his wife; loved the music.

      What a great memory to have actually heard Glenn!

      • fred lapides Says:

        There was a guy who grew up in New Haven, knew Miller music from his mother. To honor her memory, he got Yale and Grove St cemetary to allow a stone put there, a place reserved for those connected Yale. The stone has nice photo, [protected stuck to the4 stone, with Miller in army cap. As fyou go into the4 huge grounds of th4e place, th4e gate keeper knows by heart where the stone is because so many visit and ask to see it.

  3. Kat Says:

    I always find cemeteries interesting places. I remember wandering Highhate in London. There was a map of all the well known people’s burial spots.

  4. Chattanooga Choo Choo is one of my Favorite Glenn Miller songs for sure. Hopefully some of the younger generation appreciates Glenn’s music.

    • katry Says:

      I play all sorts of music on the weekends and Glenn Miller is a fvaorite of mine so I too hope the same as you.

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