Get that song out of my head! (10/27)

Get that song out of my head!

Continuing our “Get that song out of my head!” feature – which is stunting our productivity!

GET THAT SONG OUT OF MY HEAD NOWToday’s “curse” is The Glenn Miller Orchestra – In the Mood.

I’ve enjoyed this song my whole life – ever since I was a tiny kid playing with my parents or grandparents LP’s and 78’s. Quality orchestration based on physical instruments is much rarer today than it was seven or eight decades ago. So has the dancing, by the way.

Just a classic and timeless old-fashioned song that has incredible staying power compared to most else.

Glenn Miller Orchestra – In the Mood

“In the Mood” opens with a now-famous sax section theme based on repeated arpeggios that are rhythmically displaced; trumpets and trombones add accent riffs. The arrangement has two solo sections; a “tenor fight” or chase solo—in the most famous recording, between Tex Beneke and Al Klink—and a 16-bar trumpet solo by Clyde Hurley. The arrangement is also famous for its ending: a coda that climbs triumphantly, then sounds a simple sustained unison tonic pitch with a rim shot. The final recording consisted of musical contributions by Joe Garland, Glenn Miller, Eddie Durham, and Chummy MacGregor in what can be termed a “head arrangement.”

Simple things like this from days past typically brighten my day!

About “Get that song out of my head!”

A look at various songs that have the tendency for some people to get stuck in your head. Get that song out of my head is our way of forcing it out of our head, by all means necessary (until a new one comes around out of the blue).

glenn miller orchestra in the mood

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