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Posted By: GUEST,henryp
27-Oct-14 - 10:44 AM
Thread Name: fifties popsongs that started as folk
Subject: RE: fifties popsongs that started as folk
He also recorded a string of successful albums and singles, featuring a male chorale and his own distinctive arrangements, under the name "Mitch Miller and the Gang" starting in 1950.

The ensemble's hits included "The Children's Marching Song" (more commonly known as "This Old Man"), "Tzena, Tzena, Tzena", and "The Yellow Rose of Texas", which topped the US Billboard chart in 1955, sold over one million copies in the US alone, and reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart.

Miller's medley of the two marches from The Bridge on the River Kwai, "The River Kwai March" and "Colonel Bogey March", lasted 29 weeks on the Billboard pop charts in 1958, longer than any other record completely within that year. (Wikipedia)

I actually bought Colonel Bogey! It was my first record - and a 78 too. I found it in a cupboard not long ago - in pieces. My sister's first record was Tammy by Debbie Reynolds - on a 45 - while my brother bought Catch a Falling Star by Perry Como. Magic Moments, indeed!