A String of Pearls (song)
A String of Pearls is a 1942 #1 song recorded by Glenn Miller
Glenn Miller
Alton Glenn Miller was an American jazz musician , arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was one of the best-selling recording artists from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known "Big Bands"...

 and His Orchestra on RCA Bluebird, composed by Jerry Gray
Jerry Gray (Arranger)
Jerry Gray was an American violinist, arranger, composer, and leader of swing dance orchestras bearing his name. He is widely known for his work with popular music during the Swing era. His name is inextricably linked to two of the most famous bandleaders of the time, Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller...

 with lyrics by Eddie DeLange
Eddie DeLange
Eddie DeLange was an American bandleader and lyricist. Famous artists who recorded some of DeLange's songs include Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman.-Biography:...

. The song is a Big Band and jazz standard.


"A String of Pearls" was released as an RCA Bluebird 78 single, B-11382-B, backed with "Day Dreaming", in 1942 by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra. The record was #1 for two weeks on the Billboard
Billboard (magazine)
Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry, and is one of the oldest trade magazines in the world. It maintains several internationally recognized music charts that track the most popular songs and albums in various categories on a weekly basis...

 Best Sellers chart in 1941. The song was featured in the 1953 Glenn Miller biopic The Glenn Miller Story
The Glenn Miller Story
The Glenn Miller Story is a 1954 American film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart in their first non-western collaboration.-Plot:...

starring James Stewart. The song was also recorded by Benny Goodman , Harry James, Woody Herman, Ritchie Lee, and Narciso Yepes.

Glenn Miller and His Orchestra recorded the song on November 8, 1941, which was copyrighted and published by The Mutual Music Society, Inc., ASCAP.


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