Chattanooga Choo Choo

Chattanooga Choo Choo is a swing tracks by Mack Gordon, who wrote the text and Harry Warren, who composed the song. It is about a ride on a steam train from New York City to Chattanooga in Tennessee. Glenn Miller's recording of the song from 1941 was nine weeks, number one on the Billboard "best selling" charts and a total of 23 weeks in the Top 10


Allegedly wrote the team of authors the title during a trip to the Birmingham - Special train of the Southern Railway; time Chattanooga was an important node in the network of U.S. railroads. The song comes from the movie Adopted luck with Sonja Henie, John Payne, Milton Berle and Joan Davis. It was taken there by the Glenn Miller band with Tex Beneke and Paula Kelly and The Modernaires with Dorothy Dandridge and the Nicholas Brothers before Zugkulisse. At the Academy Awards in 1942 Warren and Gordon received an Oscar nomination for best song; However, they could not prevail against The Last Time I Saw Paris by Jerome David Kern and Oscar Hammerstein themselves.

The published a 78/min-Platte version was recorded on May 7, 1941, RCA Victor's Bluebird label. She was honored on February 10, 1942, the gold record for 1.2 million copies sold. In the 1990s, a two - channel recording of movie soundtracks was found that allowed a stereo reconstruction of the song.

In 1996, the recording of Chattanooga Choo Choo by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra on Bluebird B- 11230 -B was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Cover versions

Cab Calloway and His Orchestra took 1941 version of Chattanooga Choo Choo on for Conqueror Records ( Conqueror 9914 ). Bill Haley & His Comets in 1954 published a cover.

In 1962, the recording of the U.S. pianist Floyd Cramer was 8 weeks successfully represented on the Billboard Hot 100 and advanced to number 36.

In 1967, the American band Harpers Bizarre released a cover version which reached number 45 of the U.S. pop charts and for two weeks at # 1 on the Easy Listening charts. George Benson played a version of the song on his album a Shape of Things to Come in 1968. A cover version of Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums is heard in the movie " Be Cool " (2005).

The song was also recorded in German twice: the first time in 1947 by Bully Buhlan and Peter Partridge as train after Kötzschenbroda; the second version, the special train to Pankow, comes from Udo Lindenberg in 1983 and was known for its political allusions to Erich Honecker.

Word Games

The line of the play? " Pardon me boy, is did the Chattanooga Choo Choo " was also used for known word games, such as Roy Rogers, to which says his co-star: " Pardon me Roy, is did the cat who chewed your new shoes? "

In the comedy of Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein Gene Wilder says: Pardon me, boy. Is this the Transylvania station? The boy's answer: Yes! Yes! Track 29! Oh, can I give you a shine? Gene Wilder: Uh ... No, thanks.

In the 1970s, the song in the UK for the advertising of Toffee Crisp candy bars was used: Pardon me, boy, is a Toffee Crisp did you chew chew?

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