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 Post subject: Re: Mitch Miller's Banjo Player
PostPosted: Aug Tue 14, 2012 9:58 pm 
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Ken........Mitch Miller playing oboe was perhaps before my time. My introduction to Mitch Miller was on Captain Kangaroo and "Popeye and Janie" where they would play "Sing Along With Mitch" records and have the bouncing ball above the words. (Allegedly a red ball, but we had a black-and-white tv). "This Old Man" and "On Top Of Old Smokey" were favorites, as I recall................GREG

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 Post subject: Re: Mitch Miller's Banjo Player
PostPosted: Aug Wed 15, 2012 12:42 am 
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Thanks GREG pm is on its way.

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 Post subject: Re: Mitch Miller's Banjo Player
PostPosted: Aug Wed 15, 2012 3:36 am 
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electra225 wrote:
I watched "Bye Bye Birdie" way back when, and always thought that Ann-Margarets voice was dubbed in when she sang. Like was done in singing westerns and all those silly beach movies, in the '50's and '60's.

That's standard practice in the movie industry, always has been. Musical numbers are always dubbed, even when the actor/actress is doing the singing.

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 Post subject: Re: Mitch Miller's Banjo Player
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I can tell you that my uncle Arlan Sanders (Jimmy or Sandy to his friends and family) was at one time a banjo player for Mitch Miller. I can remember as a young boy in the sixties watching an episode of I've got a secret on the television. My uncle was the lead banjo player for the band at that time. He could hit some great licks on his banjo. I listened to him for years at different venues. He was an aeronautical engineer by profession during the space race and worked at the Aerojet corporation until it finally cooled off. He then went into teaching at a local school district in the Carmichael area of Sacramento. He has been long dead now, but I will always remember trying to watch his hand strum those strings. He was a great musician even though it was a weekend and weeknight hobby.


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 Post subject: Re: Mitch Miller's Banjo Player
PostPosted: Nov Tue 12, 2019 6:45 pm 
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Thanks for dropping by and telling the story of your uncle.
If you know of any recordings or pictures, by all means, pass them along here.
4-string banjo, I imagine.

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