[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]
Glenn Miller — A String of Pearls
Album: Greatest Hits
Avg rating:
8.3

Your rating:
Total ratings: 751









Released: 1941
Length: 2:47
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(instrumental)
Comments (114)add comment
Ahhh... brings back memories of time spent at the University of Colorado - Boulder.  Glenn had attended classes there so the Glenn Miller Ballroom was dedicated to him.

Will also always remember stopping by the Alfred Packer Grill for a "bite" to eat.
And just like that I'm back in the school swing band....  Happy days. 
ahhhhh

that cat from clarinda, iowa 
 ScottishWillie wrote:

I  agree with what you're saying! But I can't help but feel that in the kind of place that plays this you'd actually need to be able to dance, and I cant. Bummer!


Those were the days the man had to actually put some effort in. No dance no chance. Nowadays all the women get is "your place or mine" when the guy has paid for a beer and is therefore convinced he paid with the beer for the night.
Class and style have gone out of fashion.
Shame.
I know, it's been said many times, but why so many of the best die young? 
 ScottishWillie wrote:

I  agree with what you're saying! But I can't help but feel that in the kind of place that plays this you'd actually need to be able to dance, and I cant. Bummer!

I also dance poorly, and still enjoyed the heck out of the swing resurgence in the late 90s.

Scotch and Cigars and occasionally buzzed enough (not too much) to get on the floor.  

I rate this one an 8 for swinging memories!

Long Live RP and 20+ yearold memories that still feel recent!!


 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

:lol: that was one of the funniest segues I have heard here. Go on Bill, admit it, it was the puppy on the cover, wasn't it? :lol: loved it anyway!

Puppy's name is "Nipper" and the RCA logo read "His Master's Voice."

Tony in NJ

W.A.S.T.E.



My younger son (22) loves Glenn Miller; I took him to the theatre to see The Glenn Miller Story (complete with on-stage big band).  We were the youngest people there, but it was a great night.
Nice Bill! TY
 kindermanltd wrote:
I'd honestly rather go "clubbing" on the weekend at a place that played something like this. I would feel classier and actually be able to dance with a girl instead of having fake dry sex on the Club/Bar floor every time. I might even be able to get to know someone since I could hear what other people were trying to say. All of our class has been replaced with flash.
 
I  agree with what you're saying! But I can't help but feel that in the kind of place that plays this you'd actually need to be able to dance, and I cant. Bummer!
I love love love that you play this sort of stuff interspersed with all the rock and pop music, Bill! It so takes me out of the standard hum drum day to hear it. :D 
Last played in 2008.  Sheesh!
Had to bump this up from a 9 to a 10... it is "Godlike". One problem though Bill; I need to get ready and go in to the office and I can't tear myself away from this morning's playlist.
kindermanltd wrote:
I'd honestly rather go "clubbing" on the weekend at a place that played something like this. I would feel classier and actually be able to dance with a girl instead of having fake dry sex on the Club/Bar floor every time. I might even be able to get to know someone since I could hear what other people were trying to say. All of our class has been replaced with flash.
Ain't that the truth, brother!
Chuck Jackson, where ever you are, I hope you and Pam are dancin' to this! :dancingbanana:
Ten. Every once in awhile at an airshow, I meet someone who was lucky enough to see some of these Big Band acts in person. Some of `em get teary-eyed when they discover someone younger then they likes the stuff.
Oh Yea!
Classy
For Grandad.
Don't build them like this anymore
Great music. Thanks!
Divine.
One of the the thigs that amazes me listening to Glenn Miller is the coordination of the band. Every note is crisp and in place, while the rhythm just builds. Talk about your well-rehearsed groups!
Where else are you going to hear this with Los Lobos and the Foo Fighters all in the same hour? :jump:
I'd honestly rather go "clubbing" on the weekend at a place that played something like this. I would feel classier and actually be able to dance with a girl instead of having fake dry sex on the Club/Bar floor every time. I might even be able to get to know someone since I could hear what other people were trying to say. All of our class has been replaced with flash.
Tagish_girl wrote:
LOVE IT!!!!!! We didn't have a lot when we were kids, but Dad (b. 1921) had a stack of LP's, 78's. He taught me to dance to this, by standing me on his feet as he whirled me around the room. Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Vera Lynne... music like this brings memories of it back, THANKS BILL!!!!!
My Dad loved this stuff and actually saw Glenn Miller perform in NY when he was in the service during WWII. Had to blow his socks off being a young man from tne North Woods of Wisconsin. Miss you Dad.
My late mother's favorite band. Like a poster downthread, we didn't have much around our house in the early 50s, but Mom always made sure the radio was on and taught us how to use the record player when we were young. We always had music. Thanks, Mom.
It's the music our grandparents used to annoy their parents with. I love it!
dionysius wrote:
Because of this song, there was a Baby Boom beginning in '45. I'm sportin' a VJ Day woody right now and am going to knock up Rosie the Riveter. We can do it! The Greatest Generation.
:lol:
LOVE IT!!!!!! We didn't have a lot when we were kids, but Dad (b. 1921) had a stack of LP's, 78's. He taught me to dance to this, by standing me on his feet as he whirled me around the room. Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Vera Lynne... music like this brings memories of it back, THANKS BILL!!!!!
Great . And how bout "In the Mood"?
Because of this song, there was a Baby Boom beginning in '45. I'm sportin' a VJ Day woody right now and am going to knock up Rosie the Riveter. We can do it! The Greatest Generation.
Lovin this timeless tune!
Hep-cat bananas!
Just wow
You've gotta love how RP is giving some exposure to that up-and-coming indie rocker Glenn Miller. (just kidding)
Learning anything,kids? : :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana:
Symphonic.
swell!!!!
nice - thanks Bill & RP
bokey wrote:
You don't hear this every year.
On RP you do! :dance:
I never,ever expected to hear this on P.R. How glad I am to be wrong.Timeless.
Bandleaders rightly surmised that the people needed a happy music to lift their spirits during the Great Depression and the war that was to come and they don't get much better than this.
You don't hear this every year.
Sublime.
What class........
Huey wrote:
Sorry all....I think it's boring
your thinking is boring
:bananajam: OMG! Thanks RP! I got into Glenn and the swing era in College. I love WWII era music...everybody swing! (swinging emoticons here)
only on RP could one hear such timeless diversity!
Sorry all....I think it's boring
Ah, Bill! Thanks so much for the big band interlude. This is great! Please sir, could I have some more?
RugNug wrote:
hehehhe.....i played the trumpet solo for this song in 8th grade. i begged my jazz band conductor to play the song because my dad was a huge glenn miller song. big band music is still one of my favorites to listen to LOUD@!!@!
I played the tenor sax solo to "In the Mood" in high school. Such memories.
RugNug wrote:
hehehhe.....i played the trumpet solo for this song in 8th grade. i begged my jazz band conductor to play the song because my dad was a huge glenn miller song. big band music is still one of my favorites to listen to LOUD@!!@!
RugNug? Is that you?! It's me, your band instructor Mr. Burmwhieler. My but you had a nice bottom...
hehehhe.....i played the trumpet solo for this song in 8th grade. i begged my jazz band conductor to play the song because my dad was a huge glenn miller song. big band music is still one of my favorites to listen to LOUD@!!@!
:lol: that was one of the funniest segues I have heard here. Go on Bill, admit it, it was the puppy on the cover, wasn't it? :lol: loved it anyway!
Al_Koholic wrote:
Lets take it one step further-What is nipper sitting on in the original painting? His masters coffin.
on a desk or table or something, listening to the phonograph, no?
Roverfish wrote:
Well, of course ScottFromWyoming got it right. :propeller: The puppy, by the way, is Chipper. Thanks, everyone, for playing. Still an outstanding tune.
Lets take it one step further-What is nipper sitting on in the original painting? His masters coffin.
I love big band music and it doesn't get much better than this. Keep it swinging! :dance:
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Nipper. RCA used the name in an ad campaign a few years ago... (but of course I've known nipper for years. Can't remember the puppy but I'm sure it was Skipper or something inspired like that.)
Well, of course ScottFromWyoming got it right. :propeller: The puppy, by the way, is Chipper. Thanks, everyone, for playing. Still an outstanding tune.
let's hear it for pearl JAM...spend some time with this music and the beauty of the craft is so apparent...swing on.. :dance:
carnal knowledge... :dance:
fcatalao wrote:
lassy?
victor ?
Roverfish wrote:
:D/ Outstanding tune that epitomizes all that was good in the big band era. Quick trivia: can anyone name the little RCA dog on the album cover? (no cheating!)
lassy?
Having an awesome day here at the office with RP in fact, my MO JO has never been MORE JOVIAL !! THANKS AGAIN RP
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Good to see good comments about good music here... Share and celebrate the spirit that hooks it all together --yes! :daisy:
KSC wrote:
This puts the "E" in eclectic!!!! :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
... And the Pearls on the String ... :cheers: ...
Only 6 total votes at 5 or less. I think that says it all.
Sublime.
I was raised on Glenn Miller. :yes:
This puts the "E" in eclectic!!!! :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
This playlist has been happy, happy, happy! Awesome. Now Playing: Glenn Miller - A String of Pearls David Byrne - Hanging Upside Down Los Lobos - This Time Bob Dylan - Most of the Time
holy crap, extreme flash-back: 5th grade, Disney World, some random venue in the park, playing trombone, middle school jazz band, digging this $#!T
This is just great!
Slippin and a slidin :bananasplit: :bananasplit: :bananasplit: :bananasplit: :bananasplit: :bananasplit: :bananasplit: :bananasplit: I have never had a radio station make me happier!!
:jump: :jump: :jump: :jump:
This wonderful radio station has the ability to put a smile on my face every single time I listen. Aptly named: paradise.
Cynaera wrote:
So - was he ever able to get you to dance? I really hope so... It's these memories that keep our dads close in our hearts...
Don't know about randr (who has my deepest sympathy), Cynaera, but I was delighted to dance with my dad, and it was my mom who suggested it, so kudos to her too. My parents played many albums of this music. I loved to see them dance even more than I enjoyed dancing. Thanks for the sensitive comment about aging parents, Cynaera.
Cynaera wrote:
My dad used to play in a band - he played clarinet, but never really bragged about it. We kids were raised in a household where Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, and Glenn Miller were mainstays, as were Nat King Cole, the Andrews Sisters, and Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra. We loved that stuff! Dad died in January of 2003, so whenever I hear big band music, I think of him, miss him, and am very grateful for my musical background. I bought Dad a three CD set of Glenn Miller music, and he was listening to it the night he passed away...
Brings back the same sort of memories for me. Big Band music always reminds me of my dad, too. Guy had great taste in music.
This is the music that is simply immortal. Nothing can really be said other than a true masterpiece.
Yup - "Nipper" is the big pooch (who listens to "His Masters Voice" - a previous company amalgamated into the RCA name) "Chipper" is the puppy-come-lately. Woof. :music: ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Nipper. RCA used the name in an ad campaign a few years ago... (but of course I've known nipper for years. Can't remember the puppy but I'm sure it was Skipper or something inspired like that.)
Cynaera wrote:
So - was he ever able to get you to dance? I really hope so... It's these memories that keep our dads close in our hearts...
Yes, though I have to say I was embarrassed and reluctant at the time...even so, it sure made him happy!
randr wrote:
My dad just died, and he loved this music too. I can still remember him trying to get me to dance with him to this song.
So - was he ever able to get you to dance? I really hope so... It's these memories that keep our dads close in our hearts...
I always think of Artie Shaw's summation of Glen Miller: "The Republican of Jazz" Even so, this swings.
:sunny.gif: :goodvibes.gif: :bounce: :notworthy:
Cynaera wrote:
My dad used to play in a band - he played clarinet, but never really bragged about it. We kids were raised in a household where Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, and Glenn Miller were mainstays, as were Nat King Cole, the Andrews Sisters, and Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra. We loved that stuff! Dad died in January of 2003, so whenever I hear big band music, I think of him, miss him, and am very grateful for my musical background. I bought Dad a three CD set of Glenn Miller music, and he was listening to it the night he passed away...
My dad just died, and he loved this music too. I can still remember him trying to get me to dance with him to this song.
Glenn Miller was one of the biggest stars of his era. Total quality.
My dad used to play in a band - he played clarinet, but never really bragged about it. We kids were raised in a household where Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, and Glenn Miller were mainstays, as were Nat King Cole, the Andrews Sisters, and Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra. We loved that stuff! Dad died in January of 2003, so whenever I hear big band music, I think of him, miss him, and am very grateful for my musical background. I bought Dad a three CD set of Glenn Miller music, and he was listening to it the night he passed away...
Roverfish wrote:
:D/ Outstanding tune that epitomizes all that was good in the big band era. Quick trivia: can anyone name the little RCA dog on the album cover? (no cheating!)
Nipper. RCA used the name in an ad campaign a few years ago... (but of course I've known nipper for years. Can't remember the puppy but I'm sure it was Skipper or something inspired like that.)
\\:D/ Outstanding tune that epitomizes all that was good in the big band era. Quick trivia: can anyone name the little RCA dog on the album cover? (no cheating!)
peeebeee wrote:
That's exactly why I like RP - stuff you'd never put on yourself, but that really goes well with the other stuff. Los Lobos, David Byrne, Glen Miller.... fab! Thanks, Bill!
the best comment I can relate to. I had all these different forty-fives giving to me when I was little and this was one of them flip side being in the mood. one of my favorites.
Simply, Outstanding.
Top 40 pop from 60 years ago. I guess given enough time, top 40 pop can sound OK, huh?
Amazing what a skilled composer can do with one chord.
EEYAYUH!
Oh, this is just too good... I was listening to Glenn Miller on my drive from Elko to Reno this past weekend - what fun to navigate long stretches of suicidal/homicidal territories inhabited by crazed corkscrews with legs, while entertained by music from a much simpler time... I love Glenn Miller. My dad used to play clarinet in a big band, and he taught me from an early age to appreciate the greats, like Glenn Miller, Arte Shaw, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. Dad died in 2003, but I still get a huge smile on my face when I hear big band music. It brings Dad right back into my mind and makes me remember how easily happiness blossomed at the sound of a familiar song. Thanks, RP - you rock, even when you swing. \:D/
Quite appropriate for this day when Bill & Rebecca dressed the site up with a string of pearls!
WOW, there's been some sweet tunes playing this evening...some excellent Jazz I might add!
\:D/ \:D/ \:D/
what a wonderful surprise!
Thank you so much RP. Every so often, there is a real pearl in the lineup.
Come on. Let's SWING!!! SWING that THANG! OHH Daddy!
Yowsers. Ee klek tick. Dig it.
:bounce: :sunny.gif: :bounce: :sunny.gif: :bounce: :sunny.gif:
Typesbad wrote:
but is never something I'd put on myself. Thus I deprive of something pretty cool that can stand up to plenty of the alternative and jazz I do listen to. More thanks to RP for its big umbrella.
That's exactly why I like RP - stuff you'd never put on yourself, but that really goes well with the other stuff. Los Lobos, David Byrne, Glen Miller.... fab! Thanks, Bill!
:D I remember playing that trumpet solo...
Trustocity wrote:
Love the jazz you guys play, but really, Glenn Miller? It's just so... white. I mean, Dave Brubeck isn't white, whereas Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder sort of are. You get me? Although if you're planning on playing ZZ Top's "Pearl Necklace" after this as a continuing theme, I'll grin. You aren't, are you? Sigh. I didn't think so.
Our musical tastes are VERY close. I gave this a 6 out of respect. You? btw, would have liked ZZ next too.
The David Byrne song just played kind of annoyed me (and I'm quite the TH fan) but moving from that to this is so inspired it elevates both songs in the process. Glenn Miller and other "swing era" bands is not something I dislike (being a former trombone player probably prevents this) but is never something I'd put on myself. Thus I deprive of something pretty cool that can stand up to plenty of the alternative and jazz I do listen to. More thanks to RP for its big umbrella.
Haven't stopped tapping my feet for the last 45 minutes! Thanks RP! :jump: Laurie
Love the jazz you guys play, but really, Glenn Miller? It's just so... white. I mean, Dave Brubeck isn't white, whereas Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder sort of are. You get me? Although if you're planning on playing ZZ Top's "Pearl Necklace" after this as a continuing theme, I'll grin. You aren't, are you? Sigh. I didn't think so.
I generally have a diverse taste but was never too crazy about this kind of stuff.
Can't get much more classic than Glenn Miller. Thanks for adding that to the playlist, Bill O:)
nice transition