Mitch Miller and His Orchestra – 4 CD
Mitch Miller was more than the host of popular 50's/60's television series "Sing a Long With Mitch"; he was also an orchestra leader, choirmaster, oboe and English horn soloist, talent spotter, star maker, successful record producer, and the top A&R man at Columbia Records for more than a decade.This 4CD box set covers recordings made between June 1950 and Sept. 1956 that illustrate all aspects his remarkable career. As well as recordings of Miller and his orchestra backing some of the biggest performers of the day, including Frank Sinatra, Frankie Laine, Judy Garland, Jo Stafford, Louis Armstrong, and Guy Mitchell, the set also features Miller fronting his orchestra and demonstrating his soloist skills, and the complete "Columbia House Party" promo album (a fake "live" album allegedly put together from parties at Miller's home).
Mitch Miller, His Orchestra and Chorus: 1. Tzena, Tzena, Tzena - 2. The Sleigh - 3. Autumn LEaves - 4. Song Of Delilah - Mitch Miller, His Orchestra and Chorus with Sarah Vaughn: - 5. Perdido - 6. Whippa-Whippa-Woo - Mitch Miller, His Orchestra and Chorus: 7. The Sea Of the Moon - Frank Sinatra with Orchestra: 8. Bim, Bam, Baby - Guy Mitchell with Orchestra and Chorus: 9. My Heart Cries For You - 10. The Roving Kind - Rosemary Clooney: 11. Beautiful Brown Eyes - 12. Shot Gun Boogie - Mitch Miller, His Orchestra and Chorus: 13. Cider Night (The Drinking Samba) - Frankie Laine with the Norman Luboff Choir: 14. Jezebel - Carol Channing with Orchestra and Male Chorus: 15. Did I Hurtcha, Burn Ya, Cutcha Much - 16. Meany, Meany - Mitch Miller, His Horns and Chorus: 17. Green Sleeves - 18. Kalamazoo To Timbuktu - Guy Mitchell with Orchestra and Chorus: 19. The Day Of Jubilo - Mitch Miller, His Horns and Chorus: 20. Cuban Nightengale - The Mitch Miller Orchestra: 21. Bunk House Boogie - Joseph Marais And Miranda with Mitch Miller and His Orchestra: 22. Zulu Warrior - 23. Johnny Goggabie - Guy Mitchell & Mindy Carson with Orchestra: 24. (Cause I Love You) That's a Why - 25. Train Of Love – Marlene Ditriech and Rosemary Clooney - 26. Too Old To Cut the Mustard - Mitch Miller & His Orchestra: 27. Oriental Polka
Mitch Miller, His Orchestra and Chorus: 1. Without My Lover (Bolero Gaucho) – Guy Mitchell and Cindy Carson: 2. Tell Us Where the Good Times Are - Jo Stafford with Paul Weston’s Orchestra: 3. My Heart's In the Highlands - 4. Green Grow the Rushes O - 5. Molly's Meek, Molly's Sweet - Mitch Miller with Horns, Chorus and Harpsichord: 6. Under Paris Skies - Mitch Miller, His Horns & Chorus: 7. Au Revoir Again - Mitch Miller, His Horns, Chorus and Harpsichord: 8. Napoleon - Orchestra and Chorus Directed by Mitch Miller: 9. Wooden Shoes And Happy Hearts - Mitch Miller, His Horns, Chorus and Harpsichord: - 10. Madeira - Mitch Miller, His Horns and Chorus: 11. Keep Me In Mind - Frankie Laine with Orchestra and Chorus: 12. Blowin' Wild - Johnny Ray with Mitch Miller and His Orchestra: 13. Such a Night - Stan Freburg: 14. The Yellow Rose Of Texas - Mitch Miller with His Orchestra and Chorus: 15. The Yellow Rose Of Texas - 16. Blackberry Winter - Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus: 17. The Bonnie Blue Gal - 18. Bel Sante - 19. President On the Dollar - 20. Lisboa Antigua - Mitch Miller, His Orchestra and Chorus - 21. Willy Can - 22. Song For a Summer Night - Mitch Miller, His Orchestra: 23. Medley: European Holiday: Flying Up To Europe / Dealer In Dreams / Trip Of Your Dreams / The Gourmet Song/
Mitch Miller's House Party: 1. Mitch Miller: Intro - 2. Guy Mitchell - Too Late - 3. The Four Lads -Dry Bones - 4. Rosemary Clooney with the Buddy Cole Trio - I Get a Kick Out Of You - 5. Tony Bennett - Taking a Chance On Love - 6. Mitch Miller with Percy Faith - Manon - 7. Louis Armstrond and Velma Middleton - Honeysuckle Rose - Percy Faith and His Orchestra: 8. It's So Peaceful In the Country - 9. While We're Young - 10. Goodbye John - 11. I'll Be Around - 12. It Could Happen To You - 13. Imagination - 14. Love Among the Young - 15. Moonlight Becomes You - 16. Who Can I Turn To - 17. So Help Me (If I Don't Love You) - 18. Dam That Dream - 19. It's Always You - Vic Damone with Percy Faith and His Orchestra and Chorus: 20. On the Street Where You Live - Tony Bennett with Percy Faith and His Orchestra: 21. Rags To Riches - Sarah Vaughan with Percy Faith and His Orchestra and Chorus: 22. Say You'll Wait For Me - Peggy King with Perchy Faith and His Orchestra: 23. Make Yourself Comfortable - Johnny Mathis with Ray Conniff and His Orchestra and Chorus: 24. Wonderful! Wonderful!
Jo Stafford & Paul Weston's Hollywood House Party: 1. Jo Stafford & Paul Weston: Intro - 2. Medley: Cripple Creek / Goin Down the Road - 3. Frankie Lane: Mona Lisa - 4. Liberace: Swanee River - 5. The Norman Luboff Choir: Medley: Hey ho. Anybody Home / Swing Low Sweet Chariot - 6. Jo Stafford & Paul Weston: Nice Work If You Can Get It - 7. Dave Brubeck Quartet: Camille – 8. Johnny Ray with The Four Lads and Orchestral Accompaniement By Mitch Miller: Cry - 9. The Four Lads: - Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - 10. Skokiaan – 11. Frankie Laine accompanied by The Four Lads & the Buddy Cole Quartette: Rain, Rain, Rain - 12. Guy Mitchell & Rosemary Clooney - You're Just In Love – 13. Louis Armstrong & His All Stars - Mack the Knife – 14. Toni Arden with Percy Faith and His Orchestra: Kiss Of Fire – 15. Percy Faith & His Orchestra and Chorus featuring The All Star Dixielanders: When the Saints Come Marching In – 16. Mindy Carson with Percy Faith & His Orchestra: All the Time And Everywhere – 17. Liberace: YaketyYak Polka – 18. Champ Butler with Paul Weston and His Orchestra: Down Yonder – 19. Paul Weston and His Orchestra with the Norman Luboff Choir: The Morningside Of the Mountain – 20. Judy Garland with Paul Weston & His Orchestra: Send My Baby Back To Me – 21. Without a Memory – 22. Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and His Orchestra - You Belong To Me – 23. Jo Stafford with Paul Weston, His Orchestra and the Norman Luboff Choir - A-Round the Corner – 24. Jo Stafford with Frankie Laine, Paul Weston and His Orchestra - Hey, Good Lookin – 25. Doris Day & Frankie Laine with the Norman Luboff Choir and Paul Weston’s Orchestra - Sugar Bush – 26. Doris Day with Paul Weston and His Orchestra and Male Chorus: A Guy Is a Guy – 27. Doris Day & Donald O'Connor with Paul Weston and His Orchestra: No Two People – 28. Johnny Ray & Doris Day with Paul Weston and His Orchestra: - Let's Walk That-A-Way – 29. Jimmy Boyd accompanied by Norman Luboff - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – 30. Jimmy Boyd with Frankie Laine Accompanied by Paul Weston & His Orchestra: Tell Me a Story – 31. Frankie Laine with Paul Weston and His Orchestra and the Norman Luboff Choir - The Gandy Dancer's Ball