Mitch Miller Sing Along CDs
M. A. Bauer | 06/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was delighted with the quality of the recording--especially compared to my over-used LP albums. I was disappointed, though, that the CDs do not include sing-along words, as my LPs do."
Charming music that I will always love
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 05/28/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sing Along with Mitch brought the wonderful music of Mitch Miller and his chorus into the households of so many Americans; and I am still amazed by that classic Mitch Miller sound. These songs remain special today for their charm and their timeless appeal. These ballads and musical numbers also bring back fond memories of listening to this with my father when I was just a little boy. The quality of the sound is excellent and the front artwork is faithful to the record album front cover artwork. The only negative I can think of is that we don't get the lyrics here; if you want to sing along but don't know the lyrics already, you have to listen to these songs and learn them before you can sing along with them. Oops! That was a mistake.
"That Old Gang of Mine" starts things off with a terrific number; the chorus harmonizes perfectly and I could never tire of hearing this tune. "Down by the Old Mill Stream" has a wonderful melody and the singers handle complex tempo and key changes like the pros they were and still remain! Other hit numbers include the flawless "By the Light of the Silvery Moon;" the renditions of "You Are My Sunshine" and "Till We Meet Again" with their splendid musical arrangements and "Let the Rest of the World Go By" which has these fine performers singing this with panache. I love it.
"Sweet Violets" is very well done and the medley that includes "I've Been Working on the Railroad" is easy on the ear. "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" has a marvelous combination of singing and music to make this a stand-out number; and I really like their version of the very classic "Don't Fence Me In." Now THIS is great music!
The album ends with two really nice medleys that leave me wanting more; I often reply this CD the moment that it's over so I can enjoy it once again! I highly recommend this for fans of Mitch Miller and easy listening music from the mid 20th century; and people who enjoy classic pop vocals would also do well to add this to their collections."