Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sunday Music: American Patrol

So yesterday I was updating some songs in my iTunes library with the actual years that they were released, and was working on some Glenn Miller songs.

I love jazz, especially swing, but I had no idea until yesterday that "American Patrol" was actually a march written by Frank White in 1885, and that Miller had re-worked it.

Here's the original march, which, in my opinion, is just as catchy as the 1942 swing version. Thought it was also appropriate to post for this Independence Day weekend.


And if you're unfamiliar with the Glen Miller version and want to compare it to the above-- or simply want to listen to some great swing-- then here you go: