In the Studio #41


Mitch Miller

5 comments:

Mac said...

Ahhh, the unmistakable tones of Christmas, courtesy of an all-butch chorus accompanied by a lone, heavily-reverbed accordion. Couldn't erase it from my mind if I wanted to ..... and God how I want to.

Christopher said...

..Fall in behind the Major..."

Fred said...

Shouldn't this be part of the Un-Cool Hall of Fame?

VP81955 said...

Mitch, for your sake, I hope your oboe playing (and work with the likes of Charlie Parker!) is enough to overcome the treacle you foisted on American pop music in the early 1950s as A&R chief at Columbia. In your own perverse way, you were to rock 'n' roll what Sarah Palin is to the progressive movement -- the best unintentional friend it ever had. (You also led Frank Sinatra to pack his bags for Capitol, another thing we should thank you for.)

estiv said...

The banjo can be a wonderful instrument, but on a Mitch Miller song it always signals pure hoke. Of course, that was exactly what he wanted.