Ray Anthony: Still Swinging

Ray Anthony

Ray Anthony (born January 20, 1922) is an American bandleader, trumpeter and songwriter.  He is the last surviving member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

He played in Glenn Miller's band from 1940–1941 and appeared in the Glenn Miller movie Sun Valley Serenade before joining the U.S. Navy during World War Two. After the war he formed his own group. The Ray Anthony Orchestra became popular in the early 1950s with "The Bunny Hop", "Hokey Pokey", and the theme from Dragnet.  He had a No. 2 chart hit with a remake of the Glenn Miller tune "At Last" in 1952, the highest charting pop version of the song in the U.S.

You can hear many of Ray Anthony's songs on Swing City "After Dark" here on Swing City Radio.

Here is a video of Ray Anthony playing on his 95th birthday:

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