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No hits along the lines of "Blue Suede Shoes" but I liked a lot of his Columbia sides, like "C.C. Rider," "Pink Pedal Pushers, " and "Jive After Five."
 
Cary Ginell
 
> Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 22:55:51 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mitch Miller RIP
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> From: "Roger Kulp" <[log in to unmask]>
> > Miller's opposition to rock and roll is legendary,but I take exception to 
> > the
> > notion that Columbia had none of note while Miller was popular music A&R
> > director.Aside from Carl Perkins,and Link Wray,we have Sid King and The 
> > Five
> > Strings (Who should have been as big as Buddy Holly or Gene Vincent.),The
> > Collins Kids,The Treniers,and a few others who slipped onto Columbia and 
> > Epic
> > back then
> > One need not wonder what Mr.Sing Along thought of stuff like this:
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF5DvDucf7w
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4jCsq2aFe0
> >
> Perkins, of course, cut his r'n'r hits for Sun; did he record any hits for 
> Columbia?
> Likewise, Wray cut his r'n'r hits for an "indie" label which I can't bring 
> to mind...?!
> This was the standard pattern in the fifties...the only artist it worked 
> well for was
> Elvis (who probably would have reached "fame & fortune" on any label!
> 
> Steven C. Barr