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Long career in record industryby Don Lucoff
Copyright © 2003 Don Lucoff
Louis-Victor Mialy, 72, was born in Oran, Algeria, to Victor and Yvonne Mialy and later moved to France where he enjoyed a successful career in the music industry.
Some of his many accomplishments include his association with EMI-Pathe-Marconi in 1957 as an A & R man, recording many well-known French singers of the period. His recording of Double Six of Paris won several awards including the Grand Prix Du Disque.
In 1960 he organized Nat King Cole's nine-country European tour and became Mr. Cole's International road manager. During this time Mr. Mialy was also in charge of welcoming to Paris well known American singers such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Judy Garland and many more.
In 1961 he settled in the States under Nat King Cole's sponsorship and joined Capitol records as West Coast promoter for Angel records.
Since 1968 Mialy has held the position of foreign correspondent for the international publication "Jazz Hot", the oldest and most prestigious magazine devoted to all aspects of Jazz and blues.
He was considered one of the top 50 Jazz music critics in the United States and Canada.
Mr. Mialy is survived by his wife Karen, daughters Pascale Mialy of Loveland, Colorado and Valerie Mialy of Paris, France.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy, East, Cape Coral, FL 33909 would be appreciated.
Don Lucoff, DLMedia^ Top