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Thread #131180   Message #2956993
Posted By: Genie
02-Aug-10 - 06:26 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Mitch Miller-bandleader/music exec 1911-2010
Subject: RE: Obit: Mitch Miller, bandleader, music exec
Yeah, it was a big mistake to ask Sinatra, an already established major recording artist, to record crap like novelty songs. OTOH, making or letting some other singers (Guy Mitchell, Rosie Clooney, Patti Page) record drek that fit the then-current tastes of the American public either launched or helped maintain their careers as recording stars.