Glenn Miller Portrait



Dennis has produced an extensive series of Studies and Catalogs documenting popular music, jazz and broadcasting history for the University of Colorado Glenn Miller Archive.

Artists that he and associates are documenting in detail include Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Tex Beneke and, in process, Count Basie and Woody Herman. The Catalogs include complete yearly histories of their bands, their music libraries, recordings and broadcasts. ¬†Radio and recording histories include the The American Broadcasting Station in Europe (ABSIE) German language programs, V-Disc recordings and the Armed¬†Forces Radio Service series Jubilee and Magic Carpet. Future documents include AFRS One Night Stand and AFRS Command Performance. A motion picture history documents the production of Glenn Miller’s 1941 20th Century-Fox film “Sun Valley Serenade” and the first Gold Record of “Chattanooga Choo Choo” upon the 75th anniversary of the production and the hit tune.

Studies include papers describing the Allied Expeditionary Forces Programme. The Armed Forces Radio Service, V-Disc Collection, Radio Recordings, The Tony Martin Story, Glenn Miller’s Top 10 Hits, Miller’s Medleys, In The Mood, Spotlight Bands and the USS Texas Project.

All of the Dennis M. Spragg Papers are PDF documents and some are continuing works in progress. Here are links to the Papers: