Thursday, March 30, 2006
Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra
Sentimental Journey, an old favorite of mine. This song took 3 men to write it! Bud Green, Les Brown and Ben Homer. Remember "Les Brown and his Band of Reknown? I got to meet Les Brown back in the 80's when I did flowers for a political event at which his band was playing, here in Raleigh.
Copyright MCMXLIV - so who can tell me what that date is? My Roman numerals are escaping me at the moment....LOL! I think it is 1914 or it could be 1944. Which is right?
When I was a very young child, there was a Casa Loma nightclub in Charleston, WV. It was gone by 1946-7, but my mom told me that it was this same club that is mentioned on the front of this sheet music, and that Glen Gray used to play there often. I never knew then if she was pulling my leg, but since I just googled it, I now know she was wrong! If you are interested to learn more, go to:
One of my uncles by marriage was the absolute spitting image of Glen Gray, so every time I pulled out this piece of music, I said hello to Uncle Joe.