MILLER, MITCH (Mitchell William; 1911– ), U.S. oboist, record producer, arranger, and conductor. Miller studied piano and oboe and later attended Rochester's Eastman School of Music (B. Mus., 1932). Miller played oboe with the Rochester Philharmonic (1930–33) and the CBS symphony orchestra (1935–47). In the 1950s he became a major force in the recording industry. Miller was appointed director of artists and repertoire for the classical division of Mercury Records (1947–50) and produced a series of major hits, including Frankie Laine's "That Lucky Old Sun." When he was in charge of the popular division of Columbia Records (1950–61), he recorded Guy Mitchell and Tony Bennett, and signed artists like Mahalia Jackson and Rosemary Clooney. He got Laine to record "High Noon," the title song from the Gary Cooper western, and played an important role in fostering the 1950s folk revival. Miller's own recording career, mostly credited to "Mitch Miller and His Gang," began with his adaptation of the Israeli folk song "Tzena, Tzena," "The Civil War Marching Song," "The Yellow Rose of Texas," and the "Colonel Bogey March" from The Bridge on the River Kwai. His series of "Sing Along With Mitch" albums, in which he led an all-male chorus in spirited versions of mostly older tunes, led to his own television program Sing Along with Mitch (1960–65), which became extremely popular. By 1965 Miller's influence had waned. He appeared as guest conductor of pop concerts and light classical recordings with orchestras in and outside the U.S. Miller and Freedman edited his Mitch Miller Community Song Book: A Collection for Group Singing for All Occasions (1999). -BIBLIOGRAPHY: Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (1997); "The Audio Interview – Mitch Miller: A Hidden Classic," in: Audio, 69 (Nov 1985), 40–51, (Dec 1985), 42–53. (Naama Ramot (2nd ed.)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mitch Miller — Background information Birth name Mitchell William Miller Born July 4, 1911(1911 07 04 …   Wikipedia

  • Mitch Miller — (* 4. Juli 1911 in Rochester, New York; † 31. Juli 2010 in New York City[1]) war ein US amerikanischer Orchesterchef und klassischer Oboespieler, der auch große Erfolge in seinen Tätigkeiten als Repertoirechef und Produzent bei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mitch Clem — Mitch Andrew Clem Born September 15, 1982 (1982 09 15) (age 29) Minneapolis, Minnesota Occupation Cartoonist Mitch Andrew Clem (born September 15, 1982) is an American cartoonist best known for his web comics Nothing Nice To Say …   Wikipedia

  • Mitch Kupchak — No. 25, 41 Power forward / Center Personal information Date of birth May 24, 1954 (1954 05 24) (age 57) Place of birth Hicksville …   Wikipedia

  • Mitch Hewer — Born Mitchell Scott Hewer 1 July 1989 (1989 07 01) (age 22) Bristol, United Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Mitch Mustain — Mustain after a 2008 fall practice at USC No.       Georgia Force Quarterback …   Wikipedia

  • Mitch Landrieu — Mitch Landrieu, January 11, 2010 61st Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana Incumbent Assumed office May 3 …   Wikipedia

  • Mitch Richmond — Richmond at his Jersey Retirement Ceremony No. 23, 2, 9 Shooting guard Personal information Date of birth …   Wikipedia

  • Mitch — Mitch, diminutivo del nombre Mitchell (a veces de Michael), equivalentes a Miguel, puede referirse a: el Huracán Mitch. Mitch Richmond, jugador de baloncesto estadounidense. Mitch Mitchell, músico británico. Mitch Kapor, empresario estadounidense …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mitch Dane — is an American record producer based in Nashville, Tennessee. In his 20 years of production/engineering experience, Mitch has worked mostly in Rock, Roots/Rock and Singer/Songwriter records, but continues to work in other styles like Hip Hop,… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.