Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Another Navy related kinda post today,with that cool Lp cover from the Great Chuck Miller of "house of blue Lights" fame.It's actually Chuck's last Lp recorded in 59 for Imperial rec.
for those who know what i'm talking about, i've always thought Chuck was kinda the missing link between Moon mullican and Merrill Moore ,with his great big voice and  solid boogie style on the keyboard .

Miller started his carrier on Capitol Records in 1953.His early records were kinda novelty numbers in the style of Dino and Bing.Later ,with records such as "Idaho Red" and his own compo. "Hopahula Boogie",he showed his more dynamic style.
In 1955 Chuck moved to Mercury Records,where his recording of "The House of Blue Lights", first recorded by Ella Mae Morse and Freddie Slack, became his most successful record.His other recordings include "Vim Vam Vamoose", "Cool It Baby!", "Down the Road A-Piece", and a version of the Everly Brothers' "Bye Bye Love". He also recorded an album for Mercury, Songs After Hours, which contained a mixture of swing era covers and more upbeat rock and roll numbers.[

After being dropped by Mercury, he recorded one unsuccessful album for Imperial Records, the one featured on today's post "Now Hear This!" Songs Of The Fighting 40s, before gradually fading into obscurity. 

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