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  • Leo muller/d.l.miller

    So, it looks like I might well be interviewing the wife of Leo Muller/D.L.Miller of Stereo Gold Award/Alshire/Fatboy Slim fame.

    What questions should I ask?
    http://jimcassius.blogspot.com

  • #2
    Ooh - nice one!

    I'd be quite interested to know how involved he actually was with the sessions on his labels - a lot of his stuff was recorded in England, so did he come over from the US (or Germany, or wherever) to supervise them, or just watch from afar?

    Also does any information exist about who played on the recordings - I'm sure we'd all like to know who The Purple Fox, Big Jim 'H' and Duke Grant actually were.

    And it'd also be interesting to find out what she makes of the resurgence of interest in Muller/Miller/Kleiber's work.

    I realise she probably won't know the answers to most of these, but it should be an interesting interview anyway - even just some info about the man himself, just to give us an insight into what he was really like, would be fascinating, I think!

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    • #3
      I'd love to hear any info at all on who played on these records. As LT said I doubt she'd know much unless she was heavily involved. I doubt there's records kept on who the session players were but any info would be great. Also any info on who actually wrote the tracks credited to Leo Muller. I've always assumed it wasn't him but I guess it could have been.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by [b
        Quote[/b] (Blighty @ July 07 2004,12:55)]Also any info on who actually wrote the tracks credited to Leo Muller. I've always assumed it wasn't him but I guess it could have been.
        Deep Purple wrote a couple of them...
        Let him have the lot for £2.00 - we were only going to throw 'em out anyway...

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        • #5
          Continuing my work with a Stereo Gold Award discography. Help. Any additions/corrections would go down well, especially the years on the ones without them.

          The catalogue number is the UK one (eg. MER 340 is Purple Fox), but the same records were released in different countries with different catalogue numbers. As far as I can work out, the US/Candian (?) versions were GA 1, 2, 3 etc. I have a hunch that GA 1 is MER 300, GA 2 is MER 301 and so on, but don't know how that fits with the rest. There are some others about with diff. numbers (eg. C8010) but not sure how they fit in. Not come across any MER 500's and only one mention of one 700. Anyone seen any?

          Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to complete this...

          (Geek? Moi?)

          Number (MER) Artist Name Year
          100 12 Tops Vol 4
          101 12 Tops Vol 5
          102 12 Tops Vol 6 72
          103 12 Tops Vol 7
          104 12 Tops Vol 8
          105 12 Tops Vol 9
          106 12 Tops – Vol. 10 73
          107 12 Tops Vol 11 73
          108 12 Tops Vol 12
          109 12 Tops Vol 13
          110 12 Tops Vol 14
          111 12 Tops Vol 15
          112 12 Tops – Vol 16 73
          113 12 Tops Vol 17
          114 12 Tops Vol 18
          115 12 Tops Vol 19
          116 12 Tops Vol 20
          117 12 Tops Vol 21 74
          118 12 Tops Vol 22
          119 12 Tops Vol 23 74
          120 12 Tops Vol 24      74
          121 12 Tops Vol 25
          122 12 Tops Vol 26
          123 12 Tops Vol 27
          124 12 Tops Vol 28
          125 12 Tops Vol 29

          150 10 Hits

          200 HAMBURG STATE OPERA FAVOURITE OPERA CHORUSES
          201
          202 PAUL BADURA-SKODA MOZART: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 20
          203 HOFFMAN,LUDWIG/STEIN,HORST/BAMBERG SYM CONCERTO NO.1,OP.23 - TCHAIKOVSKY
          204
          205
          206 South West German Chamber Orchestra FAVOURITE MOVEMENTS FROM THE BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS
          207 Ludwig Hoffman MOONLIGHT SONATA/PATHETIQUE
          208 HOFFMAN,LUDWIG/CARIDIS,MILTIADES/HUNGA CONCERTO NO.1/LEGEND OF SAINT FRANC
          209 WUHRER Chamber Orchestra Vivaldi The Four Seasons
          210
          211
          212 VIENNA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BOLERO

          260
          261
          262
          263 FERRANTE AND TEICHER BROADWAY SHOWS
          264
          265
          266
          267
          268
          269

          300 Carlini's World of Strings Million Seller Hits Of The 40Â’s
          301 Carlini's World of Strings Million Seller Hits Of The 50Â’s
          302 Carlini's World of Strings Million Seller Hits Of The 60Â’s
          303 Carlini's World of Strings Million Seller Hits of '69 70
          304 Carlini's World of Strings Million Sellers From Hollywood
          305 Carlini's World of Strings Million Sellers From Broadway
          306 The Musette Of Renaud and CarliniÂ’s World OfStrings In Love In Paris
          307 London Philharmonic Orchestra Espana
          308 London Philharmonic Orchestra Gipsy
          309 London Philharmonic Orchestra In Love In Italy
          310 The Pacific Serenaders Hits of Hawaii 70
          311 The Vienna Strings Greatest Hits Of Johann Strauss
          312 Carlini's World of Strings Greatest Hits Of Tchaikovsky
          313 Renaud Armand with World O Strings Cocktail Piano
          314 The Soul Symphony Symphony Of Soul Hits
          315 The Border Brass The Sweet Sounds Of Tijuana 70
          316 The Capitol Regiment Band Greatest Hits Of John Philip Sousa
          317 The Soul Symphony Up Up And Away Hits By Jim Webb
          318 Carlini's World of Strings When Lights Are Low
          319 The Cumberland Clan A Bouquet of Bluegrass Hits 70
          320 London Philharmonic Orchestra Rhapsodies 70
          321 London Philharmonic Orchestra Symphony For Young Lovers
          322 Allen Williams Hammond Organ Hits of the 60's 70
          323 Famous Nashville Artists Country Hits For Lovers
          324 Chartoppers
          325 The Cantebury Chorale Joy To The World And Other Favourite Christmas Carols
          326 The Tennessee Tacos The Brass I Heard In Nashville
          327 London Philharmonic Orchestra Hits Of ‘70
          328 Big Dave And The Tennessee Tailgaters Hits For A Truck Driving Man
          329 London Philharmonic Orchestra Swinging London
          330 Chartoppers 1970
          331 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ballet Favourites
          332 London Philharmonic Orchestra Pops Concert In France
          333 London Philharmonic Orchestra Pops Concert In Gemany
          334 London Philharmonic Orchestra Pops Concert In Vienna
          335 London Philharmonic Orchestra Symphonic Dances
          336 The Hiltonaires Dance To Beatles Hits In The Glenn Miller Sound 71
          337 The Cavalry Crusaders Favourite Hymns
          338 Big Burley I CanÂ’t Forget Those Jim Reeves Hits 71
          339 The Rounders Good Time Party Songs 71
          340 Purple Fox Tribute to Jimi Hendrix
          341 Big Jim "H" / HOLLYWOOD SOUND STAGE ORCHESTRA Hammond Organ Dance Party / LOVE STORY 71
          342 The Hiltonaires STEREO SPECIAL 71
          343 (The Hanwell Band) (re. As Blazing Brass 1976) Bandstand Brass
          344 Big Jim “H” Hammond Organ Dance Party 71
          345 The Hiltonaires Dance Party With The Big Bands 71
          346 THE BARREL HOUSE SIX Banjo spectacular 71
          347
          348
          349 TONY MANSELL SINGERS HITS FROM BURT BACHARACH WITH LOVE 71
          350 Dianne And The New Worlds Tamla Hits
          351 LightninÂ’ Red The Super Guitar of LightninÂ’ Red 72
          352 CINEMA SOUND STAGE ORCHESTRA AWARD WINNING FILM THEMES 72
          353 CINEMA SOUND STAGE ORCHESTRA FAVOURITE WESTERN THEMES 71
          354 GENIUS OF SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
          355
          356 JIM CAMPBELL BAND SCOTLAND THE BRAVE 72
          357
          358
          359 12 Tops 72
          360 Right On! Soul Hits Vol. 1 72
          361 Big Jim H and His Men of Rhythm Dance Party Hammond Hits 72
          362
          363 12 Tops Vol. 2 72
          364
          365 12 Hits Volume 3 72
          366
          367
          368 The London Philharmonic HandelÂ’s MESSIAH
          369 The London Philharmonic/Band of the Coldstream Guards 1812 Overture 72
          370 Soul Hits Volume Two 72
          371 12 Hits Volume 4 72
          372 The London Philharmonic Orchestra Space Odyssey 72
          373 Funky Junction Play a Tribute to Deep Purple 73
          374 Denny Ward SINGS A TOAST TO GILBERT O'SULLIVAN 73
          375 The London Philharmonic Orchestra NEW WORLD SYMPHONY
          376
          377 AMAZONAS AMAZONAS PLAY SANTANA 73
          378 Big Jim H Organizes Hits Of Yesteryear 73
          379
          380 The Gate Crashers Surprise Party Volume 1 73
          381 GATE CRASHERS SURPRISE PARTY Vol. 2
          382 The Gatecrashers Come to Our Surprise Party Vol. 3 74
          383 The Gate Crashers Surprise Party Volume 4 74
          384
          385 LightninÂ’ Red The Super Guitar OF LightninÂ’ Red Vol. 2 74
          386 The Pipes & Drums of The Ardgay Bonar Pipe Band SCOTS WHA! HAE 74
          387 JOHNNY CASH GREATEST HITS 73
          388 DAVE NELSON SINGS THE BEST OF ELVIS 74
          389
          390 HITS OF EVERLY BROTHERS
          391
          392 TERRY LIGHTFOOT AT THE JAZZ BAND BALL 74
          393 LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA POWER OF THE SYMPHONY 74
          394 FUNKY JUNCTION ESPECIALLY FOR YOU...GLADYS KNIGHT/PIPS 75
          395 Duke Grant Hammond Gold 75
          396 Tribute to Scott Joplin 75
          397 KARL EHRLICH BAND GERMAN BEER DRINKING SONGS : FOR SINGING AND DANCING
          398 The West Coast Orchestra & Chorus Tribute to the Carpenters 75
          399 ?? Hiltonaires(TONY MANSELL SINGERS????) CHRISTMAS HITS FOR DANCING? (SWINGIN IN A WINTER ???)
          400 The International Promenade Orchestra Continental Holiday 74
          401 The Ziegfield Theatre Orchestra The Best Of Broadway 74
          402 PIETRO DELMONT ORCHESTRA SONGS AND MOODS FOR PEOPLE ALONE TOGETHER 74
          403 Singalong With The Rowdies
          404 Disco Dynamite! Non-Stop Hits for Dancing 76
          405 London Philharmonic Orchestra Sounds Astounding 74
          406 Duke Grant Hammond Disco 76
          407 The Hiltonaires Moonlight Serenade 76
          408 BIG DAVE AND THE TENNESSEE TAILGATERS Hits For A Truck Driving Man 76
          409
          410 BEST OF IRISH CEILI
          411 Soul Hits 76
          412
          413 HANWELL BAND BLAZING BRASS 76
          414
          415 RIPOFFS PLAY A GOLDEN AGE OF THE BEATLES 76
          416 HILTONAIRES LET'S TWIST AGAIN 76
          417 DISCO CONSTRUCTION COME ON LET'S DO THE BUMP AND HUSTLE
          418 Carlini's World of Strings Golden Instrumentals 76
          419 TONY WEBB CONGRATULATIONS TO CLIFF RICHARD 77
          420 RAYE SOL UNFORGETTABLE NAT KING COLE 77
          421 Pedro Martinez Latin Carnival 77
          422
          423 JOHN TALLIAVINI TRIBUTE TO MARIO LANZA 78
          424
          425 Los Bandidos Mexico
          426 PILAR AND LOS TAMIGOS VIVA ESPANA 78
          427 DISCOS SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
          428 BOBBS SALUTE TO ABBA 77
          429 CLARKE SISTERS Friendly folk 78
          430 APOSTOLIRIS T GREECE TAVERNA 77
          431 DEREK COX and His Trio COCKTAILS AND PIANO 77
          432
          433 The London Philharmonic Orchestra Star Wars 77
          434 Percy Thrower's Gardening Year
          435
          436 FRANK PLEYER WINE WOMEN AND SWING 78
          437
          438
          439
          440 CLOSE IN ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
          441
          442 GREASE THE BRILLIANT TEENS 78

          600
          601 SWINGIN SINATRA
          602 Frank Sinatra ROMANTIC YEARS 74
          603 INCOMPARABLE BIG BAND SOUND OF TOMMY DORSEY 74
          604
          605 IMMORTAL DUKE ELLINGTON 74

          710 Svensktoppar 1975 75
          http://jimcassius.blogspot.com

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          • #6
            I'll have a look and see what I can come up with.
            Anyone got a spare of that Frank Pleyer one they want to get rid of?

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            • #7
              Kinda found an addition myself...

              The Surprise Party Vol 3. I have (with the plane on&#33 has been mislabelled on one side, with MER 120 12 Tops Vol 24 from 1974. Any got the actual record of that one? How high did the 12 Tops go?
              http://jimcassius.blogspot.com

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              • #8
                A few more to add. A couple of Stereo Galaxy's. They seem to be much scarcer than the rest. Are you doing the Happy House albums too, JC?

                G803 Duke Grant - Hammond Organ Dance Party [Stereo Galaxy] 74

                MER378 Big Jim H Organizes Hits Of Yesteryear 73

                G802 The Frantics  - Rock n Roll Revival [Stereo Galaxy] 74

                MER370 Soul Hits Volume Two 72

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                • #9
                  Cheers Blighty, added the MER's to the list above and will duly note the others. I'll get down a list of other records (and other cat. numbers) soon, so anything other than MER would be really useful.

                  I guess that includes Happy House, but don't know as much about them as the others. But feel free to list some HH - after all, the Muller the merrier!
                  http://jimcassius.blogspot.com

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                  • #10
                    No worries. I'm a Muller nerd myself so I appreciate what you're doing. Most of the Happy House stuff I'm guessing is licensed from elsewhere. Lots of kiddy stories and songs. The two everyone has/wants of course are:

                    HH502 Happy Monsters

                    HH506 Bobby And Betty Go To the Moon

                    Sadly I also have:

                    HH504 Favorite Bedtime Stories

                    HH510 TV Favourites 75

                    HH512 Children's Party Songs 76

                    HH501 Mother goose Storybook

                    Typing these up makes you realise how many Muller albums were called one thing on the sleeve and another on the label.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by [b
                      Quote[/b] (Jim Cassius @ July 23 2004,11:49)]Kinda found an addition myself...

                      The Surprise Party Vol 3. I have (with the plane on&#33 has been mislabelled on one side, with MER 120 12 Tops Vol 24 from 1974. Any got the actual record of that one? How high did the 12 Tops go?
                      The latest 12 Tops I have is vol 29, MER 125 - I think I've got MER 120 too.

                      There's also MER150, which is just '10 Hits' as opposed to the usual 12, though I don't know whether they did any others in this format. As it's a round number, I wonder whether they just skipped to 150 when the '10 Hits' series was launched?

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                      • #12
                        I guess then we have the 'Stereo Galaxy' & 'Europa' labels which are also (I understand) his work ? I've got another one of his on another label entirely (called 'Deco Disco&#39 which I can't recall.... this whole area is potentially *huge*.
                        Matt Hero

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                        • #13
                          Europa were Germany-only, (though a surprising amount of them seem to have made it over here), and there was another German label too, which I can't remember at the moment.

                          I think he may have had a hand in France's Mondo Music label too - a few SGA LPs were issued on that label over there.

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                          • #14
                            There's an American one too. DL Music? I'm sure someone charted one recently tired/lazy to look.

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                            • #15
                              2 more for ya . . .

                              MER 434 Percy Thrower's Gardening Year
                              MER 403 Singalong With The Rowdies

                              Is this what a typical Brillo looks like!?    

                              Laminated with Clarifoil™

                              also see : davidhopkinson.org

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