Chattanooga Choo Choo

The first gold record was presented to Glenn Miller for Chattanooga Choo Choo on this day in 1941.

I haven’t been able to listen to his song in quite the same way since the mid to late 1970s when the Otago University Capping Sextet sang their version of it.

3 Responses to Chattanooga Choo Choo

  1. Andrei says:

    I love big band swing music – of course the fundamental thing is not the lead instruments that everybody notices but the rhythm section, drums, guitar and bass that keep it all together


  2. Red Rosa says:

    Now that really is a Big Band!

    But who are the vocalists? That’s not a standard rendition for the record companies, it’s too long.

    Take your pick…

    These YouTube clips are brilliant.


  3. Andrei says:

    But who are the vocalists?

    The answer is Tex Beneke, Paula Kelly, and the Modernaires. It is part of a production number from a 1941 film called “Sun Valley Serenade

    The rest of it features Dorothy Dandridge and The Nicholas Brothers.

    I collect these old movies, my kids can’t stand them, they prefer lots of CGI and other such gee whizzery, lots of style but little of substance.


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