Remember also that all information on Mitch's Mercury recordings
appeared in my Mercury labels Discography.
Le 4 août 10 à 12:13, Tom Fine a écrit :
> Roger, there's all of this information and more in Hammond's
> autobiography "On the Record." Get a copy via abebooks.com
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Roger Kulp"
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mitch Miller RIP
>> John Hammond's reputation is safe.I'd like to know more about his
>> time at
>> Mercury's classical division.There seems to be little,if any,
>> information out
>> there on this.
>> What is this chamber music record he recorded for Mercury?
>> I was not aware of his involvement with any of the Charlie Parker
>> recordings.He is not credited either on the Mercury,or the early
>> Norgran/Clef/Verve issues.
>> From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
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>> Sent: Tue, August 3, 2010 11:58:50 AM
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Mitch Miller RIP
>> In the (few) obits I've read for Mitch Miller, I didn't see any
>> mention of his
>> early role in Mercury Records, which was important for the young
>> company. Miller was an oboe player, Eastman School trained. He
>> was hired at
>> Mercury by John Hammond and he, Hammond and David Hall comprised
>> the company's
>> earliest classical-music staff. Miller recorded an album of oboe/
>> orchestra music for Mercury, as well as worked on the "Charlie
>> Parker with
>> Strings" sessions for Norman Granz. At that time, Granz was
>> affiliated with
>> After Miller went to Columbia and, among many other things,
>> founded the famous
>> 30th Street studio, he continued to moonlight with other projects.
>> One on-going
>> thing for him in the 50's and 60's was conducting, arranging and
>> sessions for Little Golden Book kiddie records. He did some of
>> these sessions at
>> Fine Sound and then Fine Recording.
>> Some of the obits and tributes struck me as very ironic. Miller
>> was portrayed as
>> this old fuddy-duddy of suburbia in the age of rock and roll with
>> his sing-along
>> show. The goatee should have slain that myth. Both Miller and
>> Hammond were
>> cutting-edge dudes in their time, very much on the forefront of
>> music and
>> intellectual thought, and far left of the mainstream in their
>> social and
>> political views. They were progressives before there was such a term.
>> Mitch Miller did much for the music business, and for Mercury and
>> then Columbia
>> Records. May he rest in peace.
>> -- Tom Fine