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Welcome to Tuxedo Junction!

My name is George Spink. I have enjoyed jazz and big band music for many years. To share my love of this music, I launched Tuxedo Junction in October 2000. It has become one of the most popular big band web sites on the Internet. Its visitors live in more than 55 nations.

There are many features on Tuxedo Junction for you to enjoy -- for example, our Authors, Juke Box Pages, Playlists, Big Band Links, Favorites, and our Guestbook.

It is very gratifying to know so many people around the world share my love of big band music. I want you to know how very much I enjoy your e-mails and appreciate your comments, questions, suggestions, complaints, and requests. You'll see an email button in the upper left corner of every page on Tuxedo Junction, and sometimes elsewhere as well, as you do on this page.

To report a problem with Tuxedo Junction, please contact me via our Feedback Form rather than by email.

 

Glenn Miller Playlist 2 for

1.
Moonlight Serenade/I Know Why
Glenn Miller (in stereo)
11.
In The Mood
Glenn Miller
2.
Chattanooga Choo Choo (in stereo)
Glenn Miller, Tex Beneke Modernaires
12.
Starlit Hour
Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle
3.
A String of Pearls
Glenn Miller
13.
Always In My Heart
Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle
4.
At Last
Glenn Miller, Pat Friday, Ray Eberle
14.
It's Always You
Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle
5.
Perfidia
Glenn Miller with The Modernaires
15.
Tuxedo Junction
Glenn Miller
6.
This Time The Dream's On Me
Glenn Miller, Ray Eberle, Modernaires
16.
Kalamazoo
Glenn Miller, Tex Beneke, Modernaires
7.
American Patrol
Glenn Miller
17.
Little Brown Jug
Glenn Miller
8.
Something Old, Something New...
Captain Glenn Miller and AAF Band
18.
Danny Boy
Glenn Miller
9.
Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree
Glenn Miller, Tex Beneke, Modernaires
19.
Georgia On My Mind
Glenn Miller
10.
Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto
Glenn Miller
20.
Stardust
Glenn Miller
       

Here are a few points I'd like to make about our web site:

A lean, clean web site - I think you'll find Tuxedo Junction is easy to get around, to navigate, to enjoy. Use our search box below to look for something or someone in particular.

Authors - There are more than 60 articles on Tuxedo Junction written by members of my former big band broadcast blog, The Palomar and the rest by yours truly. Most of these articles pertain to the big bands, the Swing Era, but a few do not. Some of my articles originally appeared in the Chicago Daily News, the Chicago Sun-Times, and Chicago Magazine in the 1970's and 1980's; they have been updated. I wrote others more recently, specifically for Tuxedo Junction -- including those about Les Brown, Tommy Dorsey, Spike Jones, and Stan Kenton.

Playlist Pages - We also offer 60 big band Playlist Pages. Many Pages are devoted to specific big bands while others offer a variety of big band and swing music. Most pages offer 20 songs each but a few offer more.

Juke Box Pages - We offer more than 45 Juke Box Pages (see the table below). Each one has between 25 and 50 songs. Click the title of anyone you wish to hear!

1pixelout Audio Player - I am using the 1pixelout Audio Player on many of the web pages on Tuxedo Junction. If you do not see this Audio Player on my web pages that use it, install Adobe Flash Player on your computer. More than 90 percent of all Internet users already have the Adobe Flash Player on their computers.

Join Our Yahoo! Groups

I have two Yahoo! Groups designed for big band fans.

• The first is our Swingera Yahoo! Group, designed for big band and swing music fans. It has been online since November 2003. Currently, it has about 450 members. I post messages about updates to changes I make to Tuxedo Junction and The Palomar. For example, if you belong to this Group, you'll be notified when I add new Juke Box Pages on Tuxedo Junction. Members post messages on a variety of big band topics.

• For those of you who are big fans of Glenn Miller and his music, I launched our Music in the Miller Mood Yahoo! Group in April 2009. It has about 130 members who enjoy discussing Glenn Miller and his Orchestra as well as his successor bands.

To join either Group, follow the above links. When you arrive at either page, click the "Join This Group" button. It's that easy!

Cordially,

George Spink
Los Angeles

Feedback - If you have any problems with Tuxedo Junction, please fill out and submit our Feedback Form. It is better to use this form than to send me an email, because the form asks for specific information I need to help you.

Guestbook - If you would like to comment, make suggestions, complain, or read what others have said about Tuxedo Junction, please sign our Guestbook.

Swingera Yahoo! Group - To learn about changes to Tuxedo Junction, please join our Swingera Yahoo! Group. As a member, you can post messages about big band topics and buy and sell big band CD's, DVD's, videos, and books. Be aware that buyers and sellers are responsible for their own transactions, not me. We have never had a problem, but always use caution online.

To join our Swingera Yahoo! Group, simply fill out his form:

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George Spink

In the late 1970's and early 1980's, I hosted a big band radio show, The Saturday Swing Shift, on WBEZ-FM, the National Public Radio affiliate in Chicago. I enjoyed hosting my show but stopped doing so in September 1981 for personal reasons. I have always regretted my decision.

Since October 2000, when I launched Tuxedo Junction, I have been reaching a large audience of big band fans via the Internet. Our visitors live in more than 55 nations, according to our recent web site statistics.

The Airmen of Note, Count Basie, Les Brown, Benny Carter, Tommy Dorsey, Billy Eckstine, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Ted Heath, Woody Herman, Billie Holiday, Harry James, Spike Jones, Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa, Syd Lawrence, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, George Shearing, Chick Webb, and others are featured on our Playlist Pages (click the button on the left).

Today's big bands also are featured on our Playlist Pages, including Gary Tole and the Legends of Swing, the Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the George Gee Big Band, Nick Hilscher and the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Australian Glenn Miller Tribute Band, the Jack Million Band, and Chris Dean and the Syd Lawrence Orchestra.

These bands have fine vocalistsl, including Cassie Miller (who sings with Bill Elliott, Gary Tole, and, at times, actor John Lithgow), Carla Cook (George Gee Big Band), Julia Rich, and Nick Hilscher who recently sang with Larry O'Brien and the Glenn Miller Orchestra and, starting in January 2012, now leads the GMO. And, we feature vocalists out on their own, including Bobby Caldwell, Jamie Davis, and Scott Martin. Bill Elliott is a fine vocalist and a pianist, arranger, and big band leader. Thanks to all of these talented people and the musicians with whom they work, the Swing Era is alive and well in the 21st Century.

Remember, though, as you listen to the recordings and broadcasts of these great bands and their vocalists, the best way to enjoy big bands is to hear them in person. Nothing, absolutely nothing, compares to the thrill you get when you hear a big band in concert or at a ballroom or a night club. So, get off your rusty dusty...!

If you would like to know more about yours truly, click here or the button in the sidebar with my name on it.

Cordially,

George Spink

George Spink
Los Angeles
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