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FlinterFile: Glenn Miller- Chattanooga Choo Choo

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In 1941, Glenn Miller released a song which was featured in the movie Sun Valley Serenade. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Stevie Wonder- Sir Duke

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In 1977, Stevie Wonder released an ode to Duke Ellington. Two of Wonder’s idols, Wes Montgomery and Dinah Washington, had already died when he wanted to work with them. In 1974, Duke Ellington passed away. He wanted to show his ‘love’ for those inspirations, and knew the title from the start. Therefore, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald are also included in the song. The song was a number 1 hit in the US and a number 2 hit in the UK. Enjoy

Stevie Wonder- Sir Duke