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Mitch Miller and His Orchestra – Lisbon Antigua (in Old Lisbon) (1956)

Charted at #19 on Billboard Hot 100 in February 1956. This song was a #1 hit for Nelson Riddle. Original Billboard review: “A lush, eminently listenable cover of Nelson Riddle’s current click disk. Arrangement highlights striking harpsichord solo perform by Buddy Weed. Riddle has really a commence in the field, but this version ought to do all appropriate, particularly with disk jockeys.” Billboard rating: 75 out of 100. Written by Raul Portela, J. Galhardo, A. doVale and Harry Dupree. The other side of this single is “Willy Can”.

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6 Responses to “Mitch Miller and His Orchestra – Lisbon Antigua (in Old Lisbon) (1956)”

  1. CatsPjamas1 says:

    @CarlDuke You’re welcome! I like this version even better than the Nelson Riddle one which is great too. Yes, Mitch recorded quite a few instrumentals with his orchestra, but most of them aren’t that well-known with the possible exception of “The March from the Bridge on the River Kwai”.

  2. CarlDuke says:

    Thanks for this. I didn’t know Mitch had an orchestra, just his sing along gang and the ability to run Columbia records with great success. This was one of my mother’s great favorites.

  3. GSMusicMoments says:

    Finally a Lisbon Antigua with a RHYTHM.
    What do you know, Mitch Miller rocked.
    Next he’ll be today’s teen idol.

  4. PutOnASweater says:

    Never heard Mitch’s version. The Nelson Riddle version is one of my all time favorite “instrumentals”.

  5. madeira63 says:

    bellissimo fado,bravi!!

  6. hunlandsMom says:

    Very nice . Love it. Thank you for posting.

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