Smorgasbord Summer Music Festival.. The Big Band Sound.

One of the sounds that filled the house as I was growing up was the Big Band Sound. I think my parents memories were firmly anchored in the years from 1935 to 1945 when they both went to dances, and in fact met at one in 1939… leading to their marriage in 1940.

And the first artist has to be the top of my parent’s danced list…. Glenn Miller and his orchestra.. Pennsylvania 6-5000…uploaded by WorldWar2Music

Here is an early recording of Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra.. Boogie Woogie.

And now another Glenn Miller favourite…dancing to In The Mood – I can picture my parents in full swing..

And now a big band that is still providing music for the new generation and I have had the privilege of interviewing Chris Dean their leader and saxophonist a number of times on radio and television..The Syd Lawrence Orchestra – Website

You can buy the Syd Lawrence Orchestra music:

I hope you have enjoyed this week’s music festival .. and next week for the last in the series…film hits… please tune in.. thanks Sally.