Chattanooga Choo Choo

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Uploaded on September 30, 2009 by Moving Pixel Films

This is “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” According to Wikipedia, “”Chattanooga Choo Choo” is a big-band/swing song which was featured in the 1941 movie Sun Valley Serenade, which starred Sonja Henie, John Payne, Glenn Miller and his orchestra, The Modernaires, Milton Berle and Joan Davis. It was performed in the film as an extended production number, featuring vocals by Tex Beneke, Paula Kelly, and the Modernaires.”

I recorded this film of a 1960’s-1970’s “Alpha Beta” market record that contains a compilation of “Big Band” hits. This features Tex Beneke & The Modernaires. Tex Beneke did live shows two decades after the end of the Glenn Miller Orchestra of which he was the front man. He got much of the Glenn Miller Alumni & the Modernaires to also play for his tour in the 1960’s so the sound and performances were true to form and were spot-on. The recording quality is excellent and the performance is amazing. It was also done in true stereo. It was featured on the album titled, “Reunion in Hi-Fi.” I love the energy of this particular performance and stereo sound quality of the song compared to even the original from the 1940’s.

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Chattanooga, Choo, Glenn Miller, Orchestra, Tex, Beneke, The, Modernaires, Big, Bands, Swing, LP, Music & Dance
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