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Yellow Rose of Texas by Mitch Miller 1955 (with images of Mitch)

Mitch Miller competed with the early years of Rock and Roll and did fairly properly, thank you. This tune was on the charts for 19 weeks and even reached quantity 1 when “Rock Around the Clock” and “Ain’t That a Shame” were also competing for air time. Wonderful that the sheet music for this song featured Johnny Desmond on the cover. Talk about missing the boat!
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7 Responses to “Yellow Rose of Texas by Mitch Miller 1955 (with images of Mitch)”

  1. Dlanorepmart says:

    This was a top tune as I was going into my sophomore year of high school.

  2. dass0137 says:

    this reminds my of George W Bush

  3. mkworkman says:

    3:36 video: Mitch Miller made Don George’s reworking of the song into a popular recording in 1955 that knocked Bill Haley’s “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock” from the top of the Best Sellers chart in the US. Miller’s version was featured in the motion picture Giant.

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  4. bigredoneder says:

    I was three when this came out. My mom and my aunt told me when this came on the radio I made everybody be quiet and listen. I don’t remember doing that, but I do remember this was the first song I ever loved.

  5. Xboxliveaddict22 says:

    this song was #1 on the top ten when my grandma was born

  6. MatthewCVR says:

    @sheltv100 99 years old! Wow

  7. sheltv100 says:

    I am shocked! I never knew that Mitch Miller was alive up until July 2010! He was such a great musician. Mitch RIP.

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