It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Jerry Gray & His Orchestra

A child prodigy on the violin, Jerry Gray (family name Graziano) took up the study of composing and arranging while still a boy in East Boston. His first important job in music was as an arranger for Artie Shaw in the mid-'30s, while he was still in his teens -- Gray was responsible for the hits "Any Old Time," "What Is This Thing Called Love," and, most notably, "Begin the Beguine." He joined Glenn Miller as an arranger in 1939, coinciding with the Miller band's sudden rise to national fame, and remained with Miller right up until the bandleader's death in late 1944.

Gray's successes with Miller included his arrangements of "String of Pearls" and "Pennsylvania 6-5000." When Miller joined the Air Force and recruited his legendary military band, Gray went along, earning the rank of sergeant in the process, and worked with the new ensemble. When Miller was reported missing on December 25, 1944 while flying across the English Channel on an official mission to France, Gray took over conducting the Army Air Forces Overseas Orchestra for its final year of performances. This was the beginning of the "ghost band" phenomenon that would keep Miller's music alive in concert for 50 years and counting after his death. Gray knew the sound of the band better than anybody available at the time, and the final performances of the AAF Overseas Orchestra are as musically worthwhile as anything they ever did with Miller.

A more charismatic leader was needed for the Miller band as the commercial possibilities surrounding the continued popularity of their music became apparent after the war. Gray relinquished the leader's spot and later made his career as a musician in Hollywood. He made recordings that effectively utilized the "Miller sound" (which, in fairness, was just as much Gray's sound) and worked for several of the Hollywood studios during the late '40s and throughout the '50s; one of his most important projects was as an arranger and consultant on Universal's production of The Glenn Miller Story, starring James Stewart. His radio band recorded a hit, "Sound Off," and in the '60s, Gray was the arranger of Vic Damone's hit "I Have But One Heart." ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi
full bio

Comments

Similarly, I recall the Jerry Gray band, and his credits on songs. The fact he started with Artie Shaw and was an important cog in the Miller band is a revelation to me. Thank you for enlightening me. Bob Harrison.
I'm delighted to become aware of Gray's part in Miller's popularity. Wonder why I never heard of him before? --Glad I read the Rovi comments.
The big bands...we need them back...
Bruce Eder needs to get some facts straight. Vic Damone's "I Have But One Heart" was a 1948 hit. And, the hit version of Sound Off was by Vaughn Monroe.

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[114, 86, 68, 68, 67, 92, 67, 80, 73, 97, 90, 126, 71, 102, 68, 127, 64, 80, 105, 108, 96, 76, 87, 115, 82, 111, 69, 64, 79, 66, 92, 120, 123, 120, 124, 77, 100, 93, 85, 92, 102, 85, 64, 119, 73, 91, 80, 84, 95, 78, 69, 70, 99, 86, 116, 124, 82, 68, 120, 120, 90, 124, 104, 95, 121, 77, 76, 117, 75, 88, 65, 125, 76, 91, 65, 123, 86, 123, 115, 96, 68, 127, 117, 109, 84, 96, 65, 71, 114, 104, 116, 105, 109, 78, 107, 119, 74, 79, 91, 122, 66, 86, 105, 82, 70, 116, 64, 114, 101, 126, 116, 118, 109, 88, 85, 68, 88, 80, 119, 119, 114, 79, 107, 75, 110, 87, 101, 112, 76, 96, 76, 86, 74, 96, 101, 111, 111, 87, 100, 90, 74, 113, 119, 127, 69, 66, 111, 119, 75, 84, 98, 78, 114, 82, 75, 89, 66, 82, 124, 70, 94, 107, 86, 65, 77, 98, 89, 74, 94, 117, 122, 125, 113, 86, 127, 87, 66, 75, 120, 119, 112, 99, 96, 117, 69, 73, 65, 100, 76, 89, 91, 97, 119, 110, 97, 111, 105, 80, 117, 100, 75, 115, 73, 100, 76, 83, 76, 111, 93, 80, 120, 116, 111, 90, 66, 69, 87, 102, 126, 105, 117, 79, 99, 125, 118, 65, 84, 80, 87, 121, 106, 126, 83, 108, 116, 91, 86, 87, 74, 70, 98, 117, 96, 122, 86, 79, 126, 119, 121, 103, 101, 80, 77, 72, 77, 126, 72, 79, 97, 74, 103, 110, 124, 74, 68, 95, 81, 114, 71, 83, 79, 100, 88, 88, 125, 72, 116, 65, 78, 89, 70, 78, 116, 117, 122, 79, 106, 86, 73, 75, 68, 67, 98, 127, 87, 106, 122, 116, 78, 91, 93, 93, 67, 106, 119, 89, 101, 80, 112, 66, 93, 99, 118, 116, 73, 89, 69, 122, 79, 78, 119, 84, 69, 84, 124, 87, 125, 104, 74, 104, 76, 113, 83, 106, 64, 99, 73, 92, 120, 112, 119, 122, 96, 87, 119, 89, 120, 93, 105, 85, 95, 99, 92, 86, 106, 83, 111, 114, 115, 64, 127, 75, 66, 105, 119, 65, 97, 115, 76, 91, 103, 82, 109, 101, 127, 125, 66, 84, 113, 94, 72, 86, 71, 75, 87, 90, 106, 76, 94, 108, 72, 93, 98, 103, 96, 114, 101, 116, 86, 123, 123, 114, 65, 65, 109, 110, 101, 107, 118, 66, 116, 98, 100, 110, 72, 73, 85, 89, 78, 72, 102, 105, 93, 108, 91, 127, 116, 106, 95, 82, 88, 97, 101, 66, 77, 109, 86, 126, 99, 108, 102, 83, 94, 107, 119, 100, 67, 107, 98, 112, 92, 71, 127, 90, 76, 101, 78, 111, 72, 85, 84, 108, 104, 82, 99, 70, 112, 100, 96, 108, 67, 110, 120, 80, 124, 75, 82, 72, 81, 83, 114, 100, 106, 71, 65, 92, 66, 99, 96, 105, 82, 100, 125, 73, 109, 91, 93, 68, 80, 111, 121, 96, 91, 81, 108, 74, 127, 109, 96, 114, 85, 117]