Indian Summer

Something for the  weekend.  Indian Summer (1919) performed by the Glenn Miller orchestra.  The weather has been unseasonably warm in Central Illinois so this seemed appropriate.  Also appropriate to recall Glenn Miller, a master musician and a true patriot.  Too old at age 38, he joined the Army Air Forces, forsaking a weekly income of a third of a million dollars in today’s money, to modernize military music and make it a morale raiser for the young GIs.

Organizing the Army Air Force Band, his performances were immensely popular.  He lost his life when his plane went missing over the English Channel in bad weather on December 15, 1944.

 

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