Glenn Miller & His Orchestra - HMV 7853 (1938)

Paul Tanner, trombonist and one of the last few surviving sidemen to play in a band led by Glenn Miller (both civilian and military) and THE last of those that took part in the initial recording session by the band that scored almost two dozen number one hits between 1938 and 1942, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at age 95.

He would appear on another chart topper in 1966 playing an instrument he invented, the UFO sounding Electro-Theramin on the song, Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys.

Though not absolutely sure what Tanner's very first recording happened to be (and My Reverie may be it), here are two of the first three sides waxed by Glenn Miller's famous orchestra on September 27, 1938.

Bob Peck, Bob Price, Johnny Austin t / Glenn Miller, Al Mastren, Paul Tanner tb / Hal McIntyre, Bill Stegmeyer as , Wilbur Schwartz as, cl / Tex Beneke, Stanley Aronson ts / Chummy MacGregor p / Rowland Bundock sb / Bob Spangler d / Ray Eberle v.

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