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"In the Mood", a song popularized by the American bandleader Glenn Miller, was one of the best-known arrangements of the big band era. Miller's rendition topped the charts in 1940 and was featured in the 1941 movie Sun Valley Serenade. This article is about the jazz musician. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1940s, although there are many big-bands around nowadays. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sun Valley Serenade is a 1941 film starring Sonja Henie, John Payne and Milton Berle. ...


It opens with a now-famous sax section theme, and is joined by trumpets and trombones after 13 counts. It has two main solo sections; a 'tenor fight' solo, and a 16-bar trumpet solo. It is also famous for its ending.

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Origins

The song, a twelve-bar blues, was composed by Eric DeWebber (Joseph C. Garland) and Andy Razaf, and arranged by Eddie Durham. The main theme previously appeared under the title of "Tar Paper Stomp", credited to jazz trumpeter/bandleader Wingy Manone, who recorded it several times in 1929 and 1930. A story says that after "In the Mood" became a hit, Manone was paid by Miller and his record company not to contest the copyright. Twelve bar blues is a chord progression, typical of blues and later influenced musics. ... Andy Razaf (December 16, 1895_1973), (born Andriamanantena Paul Razafinkarefo also Razafkeriefo) African American composer, poet, and lyricist of such well-known songs as Aint Misbehavin and *Honeysuckle Rose. Born in Washington, D.C., the son of Henry Razafkeriefo, a Malagasy nobleman and Jennie (Waller) Razafkeriefo, the daughter of John... Eddie Durham (19 August 1908–6 March 1987) was an American jazz guitarist, trombonist, composer and musical arranger of the swing music medium born in San Marcos, Texas, probably best known for his work with musicians like Cab Calloway, Willie Bryant, Andy Kirk, Glenn Miller, Jimmie Lunceford and Count Basie... Joseph Matthews Mannone, much better known as Wingy Manone (13 February 1900 – 9 July 1982) was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Not to be confused with copywriting. ...


Renditions

Other notable big band artists who recorded the song include the Andrews Sisters, Xavier Cugat, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and The Brian Setzer Orchestra. The Andrews Sisters on the cover of the reissue collection The Best of the Andrew Sisters: The Millennium Collection. ... Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra 1952 Film featurette - Universal Studios Francesc dAsís Xavier Cugat Mingall de Bru i Deulofeu (1 January 1900 – 27 October 1990) was a Catalan-Cuban bandleader whom many consider to have had more to do with the infusion of Latin music into United States... Tommy Dorsey, in a publicity shot for The Big Apple Tommy Dorsey (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was an American jazz trombonist and bandleader in the Big Band era. ... This article is about the American Jazz composer and performer. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Artie Shaw (May 23, 1910, New York, New York – December 30, 2004, Thousand Oaks, California) is considered to be one of the best jazz musicians of his time. ... The Brian Setzer Orchestra is a swing band formed in 1990 by Stray Cats frontman Brian Setzer. ...


Non-big band renditions were recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis, John Lee Hooker, Chet Atkins, Bill Haley & His Comets, and Ernie Fields Jr., Bad Manners. The song was charted at number 16 in 1953 with Johnny Maddox. Jonathan King scored a UK Top 50 hit with his version of the song in 1976. Bette Midler also recorded this song in 1973 (on the album Bette Midler). Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935), also known by the nickname The Killer, is an American rock and roll and country music singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917 – June 21, 2001) was an influential American post-war blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter born in Coahoma County near Clarksdale, Mississippi. ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Band members = Buster Bloodvessel : Vocals, Winston Bazoomies : Harmonica, Louis Alphonso : Guitar, David Farren : Bass, Martin Stewart : Keyboards, Chris Kane : Sax, Gus Herman : Trumpet, Andrew Marson : Sax, Brian Tuitt : Drums Bad Manners are a long-lived English 2 Tone ska band. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Johnny Maddox (born August 4, 1927 in Gallatin, Tennessee) is a noted ragtime pianist and collector of ragtime memoribilia. ... Jonathan King (born Kenneth George King, 6 December 1944, London, England) is a British singer, songwriter, TV personality, and pop music producer. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, actress and comedienne, also known to her fans as The Divine Miss M. She is named after the actress Bette Davis although Davis pronounced her first name in two syllables, and Midler uses one. ... Bette Midler - released in 1973 Bette Midler is an ablbum by Bette Midler released in 1973 1. ...


A verson of the song was recorded by country/novelty artist Ray Stevens in 1977. Stevens' version consisted of him performing the song in chicken clucks, and was credited to the "Henhouse Five Plus Two". The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


Popular culture

During the coda of the Beatles' "All You Need Is Love," the saxophones in the background can be heard playing snippets of the song's introduction. The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... Music sample All You Need Is Love ( file info) Problems? See media help. ... Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ...


The song is mentioned in the Genesis song Broadway Melody of 1974 featured on the album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. Genesis is an English rock band formed in 1967. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Upon request in his will, "In The Mood" was played at the funeral of Peter Sellers in 1980. It was an ironic joke on Sellers' part; the comedian hated the song, probably from his days as a drummer when it would have been frequently requested. For other uses, see Funeral (disambiguation). ... Peter Sellers, CBE (8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was a British comedian and actor best known for his three roles in Dr. Strangelove and as Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther films. ...


"In the Mood" is also in the third episode of season two of Scrubs. In "My Case Study", Dr. Bob Kelso is shown dancing in a short musical number in celebration after his anniversary.


The song was featured in the movies such as Rookie of the Year, The Parent Trap, Swing Girls and Derek Yee's 1993 tearjerker C'est la vie, mon chéri starring Anita Yuen. Rookie of the Year is a 1993 baseball movie starring Thomas Ian Nicholas and Gary Busey. ... The Parent Trap is a (1998) family film remake of 1961s The Parent Trap. ... Swing Girls (スウィングガールズ; Suwingu gaaruzu) is a 2004 comedy film co-written and directed by the Japanese filmmaker Shinobu Yaguchi about the efforts of a group of high school girls to form a jazz band. ... Cest la vie, mon chéri (Chinese: 新不了情; pinyin: ) is a 1994 Hong Kong movie directed by Derek Yee Tung-Shing and starring Anita Yuen, Lau Ching-Wan and Carina Lau. ... Anita Yuen Wing-Yi (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; born September 4, 1971) is a Hong Kong film and television actress. ...


Glenn Miller's version is known to many younger people through its use as the instrumental theme in the sampled medley "Swing the Mood", a number 1 hit in many countries in the late 1980s by Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers were a novelty pop act who were the third band to have their first three releases go to number 1 on the UK singles chart, a feat they achieved between July and December 1989. ...


Many high school and college jazz ensembles continue to play the song today. However, the original score was lost over the years, so all current versions are very similar to, but have slight differences from, the original Glenn Miller recorded version. This article is about the jazz musician. ...


Popular radio talk show hosts Opie and Anthony will play this song in the background while Anthony goes into a comedic bit about the 40's, often putting on a "40's radio voice". Opie (Gregg Hughes, b. ...


In the thirteenth season episode of The Simpsons, The Old Man and the Key, Grandpa Simpson starts driving again while living with Homer and Marge. Homer gets mad at Grandpa for staying out all night and he takes away the car keys, prompting Grandpa to declare he hates living there. He storms upstairs, slams the door to his room, and begins to play In the Mood on a phonograph, very much like a teenager might do with a CD and a newer song. Simpsons redirects here. ... The Old Man and the Key is the thirteenth episode of the thirteenth season of The Simpsons. ... Abraham J. Simpson (Grampa or Abe) is a fictional character featured in the animated cartoon television series The Simpsons. ... Tonearm redirects here. ...


In 2004, it was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry. Construction of the Thomas Jefferson Building, from July 8, 1888 to May 15, 1894. ... The National Recording Registry is a list of sound recordings which are culturally, historically or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States. ...


In 2005, it was played in the Doctor Who episode "The Doctor Dances", in the final scene as the Doctor and Rose danced. For other uses, see Doctor Who (disambiguation). ... The Doctor Dances is an episode in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast on May 28, 2005. ...


In 2007, the Minnesota Twins used it during their 7th inning tribute to late broadcaster Herb Carneal at all home games. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... Herb Carneal (born May 10, 1923) is a Major League Baseball announcer. ...


In 2007, The Wildhearts frontman Ginger, in his 3rd solo album release "Yoni" plays the intro from the song in his song "Can't Drink you Pretty"


In 2008, Chilean Power Pop band Hueo Saavedra & los Flojos de Mierda will open live shows with the intro of the song


See also

"Clarinet Get Away" by Jimmy O'Bryant on Paramount 12287 recorded in 1925 appears to state the basic theme of "In The Mood" prior to the references cited above. Jazz standard refers to a tune that is widely known, performed, and recorded among jazz musicians. ...


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Grammatical mood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2487 words)
Grammatical mood per se is not the same thing as grammatical tense or grammatical aspect, although these concepts are conflated to some degree in many languages, including English and most other modern Indo-European languages, insofar as the same word patterns are used to express more than one of these concepts at the same time.
The conditional mood does not express uncertainty; this is a distinct mood, the potential mood, which is expressed with the words "probably" or "may" in English.
The presumptive mood is used in Romanian to express presupposition or hypothesis regarding the fact denoted by the verb, as well as other more or less similar attitudes: doubt, curiosity, concern, condition, indifference, inevitability.
Grammatical mood - definition of Grammatical mood in Encyclopedia (1137 words)
The conditional mood is used to express uncertainty, particularly (but not exclusively) in conditional clauses.
It occurs only in main clauses and normally introduces subordinate clauses which are headed by a phrase roughly meaning 'on the condition that', such as 'if', 'as long as', etc., and these phrases can have their meaning intensified by items like 'even', as in 'even if'.
The cohortative mood is used to express plea, insistence, imploring, self-encouragement, wish, desire, intent, command, purpose or consequence.
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