“”In the Mood” is a popular big band-era No. 1 hit recorded by American bandleader Glenn Miller. It topped the charts for 13 straight weeks in 1940 in the U.S. and one year later was featured in the movie Sun Valley Serenade. “In the Mood” is based on the composition “Tar Paper Stomp” by Wingy Manone. The first recording under the name “In the Mood” was released by Edgar Hayes & His Orchestra in 1938.
In 1983, the Glenn Miller recording from 1939 was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2004, the recording was inducted into the Library of Congress National Recording Registry which consists of recordings that are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
In 1999, National Public Radio (NPR) included the 1939 Glenn Miller recording in its list of “The 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century”.
Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood”, with “I Want to Be Happy” on the B-side, became the best-selling swing instrumental.” (Wikipedia).
Glenn Miller Orchestra directed by Wil Salden.
Glenn Miller Orchestra Swinging Christmas
15 December 2014, Firenze, Italy