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Remember also that all information  on Mitch's Mercury recordings  
appeared in my Mercury labels Discography.
Michel Ruppli
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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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> Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 10:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mitch Miller RIP
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>> 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  
>> strings
>> recordings.He is not credited either on the Mercury,or the early
>> Norgran/Clef/Verve issues.
>>
>>
>> Roger
>>
>>
>> ________________________________
>> From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> 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  
>> independent
>> 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/ 
>> chamber
>> 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
>> Mercury.
>>
>> 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  
>> producing
>> 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
>>
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