Chronological Vol. 3


This is the third volume of six CD’s which chronologically cover the long and glorious career of The Mills Brothers – John, Herbert, Donald and Harry. This CD consists of 23 tunes – two recorded in London, the rest in New York and California – between March, 1934 and February, 1935. By the period 1934-35, The Mills Brothers were incredibly popular, both in the U.S. and England. This CD presents the four brothers at the peak of their popularity – and prowess – on Brunswick/Decca Records. Besides their sonorous vocal harmonies, The Mills Brothers were famous for their vocal imitation of musical instruments – no “real” instrumental accompaniment was employed, except for a guitar. Why The Mills Brothers were the most successful vocal group ever (their career spanned 52 years) – and are still very popular today – is readily apparent in the music presented here.

John, Harry, Donald & Herbert Mills (vocals).

Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet
Sleepy Head
Lazy Bones
Sweet Georgia Brown
Old Fashioned Love
Miss Otis Regrets
Sweeter Than Sugar
Ida! Sweet as Apple Cider
My Gal Sal
Some of These Days
I’ve Found a New Baby
Limehouse Blues
Rockin’ Chair
Tiger Rag
There Goes My Headache
Out for No Good
Lulu’s Back in Town (Film Sound Track)
Sweet Lucy Brown
Don’t Be Afraid to Tell Your Mother
Since We Fell Out of Love
Moanin’ for You
What’s the Reason (I’m Not Pleasin’ You?)

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