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Mitch Miller & His Orchestra – Col. Bogey’s March (From Bridge on The River Kwai) (Original)

“Col. Bogey’s March” from the 1957 Academy Award winning film “Bridge On The River Kwai” starring, among others, Alec Guiness as Col. Bogey was derived from a song originally composed by Kenneth Alford in 1914. The music was used during WW II with derisive lyrics added to it aimed at Adolph Hitler. Film composer Malcolm Arnold added a counter-melody to it and this was used for the march in the film itself. Mitch Miller, then head of the music department for Columbia Records, recorded the song with his orchestra and it went into the Top 20 on the pop charts early in 1958.

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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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