Sound Recording, "Moonlight Serenade"

Description (Brief)
“Moonlight Serenade” became bandleader Glenn Miller’s (1904-1944, MIA) signature song, despite its place on the b-side of his 1939 “Sunrise Serenade” release. In that year alone, Miller had five top-20 records on the Billboard charts, and “Sunrise Serenade” became his first record to sell more than one million copies. The swing music the Miller and his orchestra performed was infused with elements of jazz and featured a unique combination of sound from the clarinet and saxophone. The bandleader's pure, romantic swing sound appealed to dance audiences nationally and overseas.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sound recording
date made
1939
maker
Bluebird
performer
Glenn Miller and his Orchestra
Physical Description
shellac (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Place Made
United States: New Jersey, Camden
ID Number
1988.0698.1705
catalog number
1988.0698.1705
accession number
1988.0698
catalog number
1988.698.1705
maker number
B-10214
subject
Music
1939 exhibit
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
1939 exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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