Chattanooga Choo Choo, a popular song of Glen Millers, is a big-band swing song which was featured in the 1941 movie Sun Valley Serenade .
The song was was recorded on May 7th, 1941 on a 78-rpm, yup that’s a record. See I told you this was a way, Way back Wednesday!
The song tells the story of traveling from New York City to Chattanooga. But the inspiration for the song was a small, wood-burning steam locomotive. I guess most trains headed for the South went through Chattanooga Tennessee.
Did you know?
- In 1941 the U.S. Supreme Court rules Negroes entitled to first-class train service.
- According to the 1940 US census, one out of five Americans owned a car.
This a song I’m familiar with. Growing up with older parents, we were subjected to a lot of oldies. I don’t mind it and actually used to love dancing to it. But I married a man that is NOT into dancing.
Once at work, I turned on this song for Dr. Vieweg that works there, and he was surprised to know I knew it, and knew that name of it.
It was cute, last night I was kinda humming the song ‘In the Mood’ and I quizzed Mark to see if he knew what I was humming and he answerd “Charlston Cho Cho”? Mark your so cute!