Song of the Day: Glenn Miller, “Chattanooga Choo-Choo”

On this day in 1941, Glenn Miller began work on Sun Valley Serenade with Sonja Henie. This is one of only two movies that Miller appeared in (the other was 1942’s Orchestra Wives). About midway through "Chattanooga Choo-Choo," Tex Beneke (who played saxophone with the orchestra) leaves the bandstand to sing the song, accompanied by The Modernaires and possibly Angela Blue. The second time through, the orchestra backs Dorothy Dandridge and The Nicholas Brothers.

9 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Glenn Miller, “Chattanooga Choo-Choo”

  1. Man, this was my parents’ song. I am flooded with memories of my parents dancing in the living room. This was one of our family car songs. We all had the lyrics memorized. Thanks for the memories!


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