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Jun152016

Mitch Miller The Definitive Collection (2-CD Set)

  • Head of A&R for Columbia for Over 15 Years, TV Star, Oboist and English Horn Player, Mitch Miller Exerted an Outsized Influence on Pop Music During the ‘50s and Early ‘60s

  • Signed and/or Produced Such Talents as Doris Day, Frankie Laine, Jo Stafford, Johnny Mathis,
    Guy Mitchell, and Many Others

  • Miller Was Also a Bestselling Recording Artist in His Own Right, Releasing 13 Top Ten Albums and a Series of Charting Singles Often Credited to “Mitch Miller & The Gang”

  • The Definitive Collection Includes 38 Tracks That Span His Recording Career at Columbia

  • Features Such Hits and Favorites as “The Yellow Rose of Texas,” “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena,” “Meet Mister Callaghan,” the Famous “The River Kwai March”/ ”Colonel Bogey March” Medley, “Song for a Summer Night,” “The Guns of Navarone,” and “The Longest Day”

  • Notes by Gene Sculatti

  • Photos from the Columbia Vaults

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in NYC

  • Sing Along with Mitch on 38 Tracks! 

    ORDER NOW!

    Mitch Miller The Definitive Collection. (2-CD Set)

     

    There was never anybody like Mitch Miller in the music business. And there never will be again. Head of A&R for Columbia for over 15 years, star of his own television show on NBC, accomplished oboist and English Horn player, Miller was enormously influential on pop music during the ‘50s and early ‘60s, producing and nurturing the careers of such popular artists as Doris Day, Frankie Laine, Jo Stafford, Johnny Mathis, Guy Mitchell and many others, while famously passing on more rock and roll-oriented acts like Elvis, The Beatles, and Buddy Holly. But Miller’s contribution didn’t stop there—he was also a successful recording artist in his own right, recording13 Top Ten albums and a series of bestselling singles with an orchestra and chorus, often credited to Mitch Miller and the Gang. Spanning the years 1950 to 1962, The Definitive Collection covers virtually his entire recording career at Columbia, and includes such chart-topping highlights as “The Yellow Rose of Texas,” “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena,” “Meet Mister Callaghan,” the famous “The River Kwai March”/”Colonel Bogey March” medley, “Song for a Summer Night,” and more, plus the movie themes “The Guns of Navarone” and “The Longest Day.” Gene Sculatti’s notes (festooned with photos from the Columbia vault) trace a career arc like no other in the annals of the music industry. 38 freshly remastered tracks (by Maria Triana at Battery Studios) for you to sing along with Mitch!

    Disc : 1
    1. The Yellow Rose of Texas
    2. Tzena, Tzena, Tzena
    3. Meet Mister Callaghan
    4. Autumn Leaves (Les feuilles mortes)
    5. Lisbon Antigua (In Old Lisbon)
    6. Song for a Summer Night
    7. Elaine (Gitane)
    8. Napoleon
    9. Without My Lover (Bolero Gaucho)
    10. Under Paris Skies (Sous le ciel de Paris)
    11. The Bonnie Blue Gal
    12. Piece for English Horn
    13. Greensleeves
    14. Song of Delilah
    15. The Bowery Grenadiers
    16. Medley: The River Kwai March/Colonel Bogey March
    17. The Children's Marching Song (Nick Nack Paddy Whack)
    18. You Are My Sunshine
    19. Do-Re-Mi
    Disc : 2
    1. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me)
    2. On Top of Old Smokey
    3. Shenandoah
    4. When the Red Robin Comes Bob Bobbin' Along
    5. Tunes of Glory
    6. Jeepers Creepers
    7. It's Only a Paper Moon
    8. Red River Valley
    9. That Old Gang of Mine
    10. The Longest Day
    11. I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
    12. Beautiful Ohio
    13. The Gang That Sang "Heart of My Heart"
    14. The Whistler and His Dog
    15. By the Light of the Silvery Moon
    16. Bidin' My Time
    17. Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
    18. The Guns of Navarone
    19. Goodnight Sweetheart

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