Chronological Vol. 6


After four tunes from 1935-36, which were not at hand to be included previously, Volume 6 in Nostalgia Art’s chronological Mills Brothers CD series covers 22 numbers recorded in 1939, some in New York and most from London, where they also toured England extensively. Much of the material presented here shows The Mills Brothers in a reminiscent mood, performing new versions of songs they had recorded earlier in the decade, but with increased maturity, polish and finesse. The Mills Brothers, with their distinctive brand of “vocal instrumentation” and perfectly blended voices, are the most famous vocal jazz group of all time. Their more leisurely pace on many of these tunes enables the listener to better appreciate the finesse and subtleties of their beautiful harmonies as well as their fantastic vocal imitations of musical instruments.

Herbert, Donald, Harry & John Sr. Mills (vocal), Norman Brown (guitar).

What’s the Reason
Fifty Second Street
The Lady Who Swings the Band
Sweet Adeline
Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland
You Tell Me Your Dream, I Tell You Mine
Way Down Home
Sweet Sue
Goodbye Blues
Jeepers Creepers
Stop Beatin’ ‘Round the Mulberry Bush
Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet
F.D.R. Jones
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Smoke Rings
You’ll Have to Swing It (Mister Paganini)
Basin Street Blues
Strawberry Fair
Three Little Fishes
Georgia on My Mind
And the Angels Sing
South of the Border
Ain’t Misbehavin’

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