Swing It! The Best of The Mills Brothers 1931-1958

The Mills Brothers
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FORMAT: Audio CD - 3 Disc
£9.99
Release date: 21 Nov 2011

 

"A warm glow of nostalgia"  RECORD COLLECTOR

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CAT No: FVTD132UPC TEXT: 5055311001326

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In the history of popular music, no other male vocal group has come close to matching the incredible success and popularity of the Mills Brothers.Originally comprising four brothers from Piqua, Ohio, the group notched up an incredible 71 major US chart hits (five of which topped the national listings) over a period spanning five decades, with total record sales well in excess of 50 million copies.During this astounding period, the group recorded in a range of styles, from Barbershop and Pop to Jazz and Rock & Roll, so inspiring and influencing countless acts that were to follow, with their impact upon the ‘Doo Wop’ sound of the fifties particularly evident. Yet for all their success, a comprehensive anthology of their work has not been forthcoming – until now.

‘Swing It!’ traces the Mills Brothers’ output, from their earliest singles through to the last of their recordings for Decca Records in the late 1950s, with each of the three CDs focusing on a specific decade. The result is a fascinating and hugely entertaining musical journey that highlights the ease with which the group were able to adapt to the ever-changing sound of popular American culture, while maintaining their own distinctive style.With 66 of the 83 tracks major US chart hits, due respect is at last paid to the incredible Mills Brothers – the most influential, enduring and successful vocal group of all time.

Tracklist

CD1

  1. Tiger Rag (The Mills Brothers)
  2. Nobody’s Sweetheart Now (The Mills Brothers)
  3. You Rascal, You (The Mills Brothers)
  4. Baby Won’t You Please Come Home (The Mills Brothers)
  5. Dinah [Bing Crosby & The Mills Brothers] (The Mills Brothers)
  6. I Heard (The Mills Brothers)
  7. Shine [Bing Crosby & The Mills Brothers] (The Mills Brothers)
  8. Good-Bye Blues (The Mills Brothers)
  9. Rockin’ Chair (The Mills Brothers)
  10. Chinatown, My Chinatown (The Mills Brothers)
  11. Loveless Love (The Mills Brothers)
  12. Sweet Sue, Just You (The Mills Brothers)
  13. St Louis Blues (The Mills Brothers)
  14. Bugle Call Rag (The Mills Brothers)
  15. It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) (The Mills Brothers)
  16. Coney Island Washboard (The Mills Brothers)
  17. I’ve Found A New Baby (The Mills Brothers)
  18. Swing It, Sister (The Mills Brothers)
  19. Money In My Clothes (The Mills Brothers)
  20. Sleepy Head (The Mills Brothers)
  21. Lazybones (The Mills Brothers)
  22. Dedicated To You [Ella Fitzgerald & The Mills Brothers] (The Mills Brothers)
  23. Big Boy Blue [Ella Fitzgerald & The Mills Brothers] (The Mills Brothers)
  24. Darling Nelly Gray [Louis Armstrong & The Mills Brothers] (The Mills Brothers)
  25. The Flat Foot Floogie [Louis Armstrong & The Mills Brothers] (The Mills Brothers)
  26. Sixty Seconds Got Together (The Mills Brothers)
  27. Sweet Adeline (The Mills Brothers)
  28. You Tell Me Your Dream And I’ll Tell You Mine (The Mills Brothers)

CD2

  1. WPA [Louis Armstrong & The Mills Brothers] (The Mills Brothers)
  2. When You Were Sweet Sixteen (The Mills Brothers)
  3. By The Watermelon Vine, Lindy Lou [Roy Felton & The Mills Brothers] (The Mills Brothers)
  4. I Yi Yi Yi, Amigo (Cielito Lindo) (Wish Me Luck Amigo) (The Mills Brothers)
  5. Lazy River (The Mills Brothers)
  6. I’ll Be Around (The Mills Brothers)
  7. Paper Doll (The Mills Brothers)
  8. You Always Hurt The One You Love (The Mills Brothers)
  9. Till Then (The Mills Brothers)
  10. Put Another Chair At The Table (The Mills Brothers)
  11. I Wish (The Mills Brothers)
  12. Don’t Be A Baby, Baby (The Mills Brothers)
  13. I Don’t Know Enough About You (The Mills Brothers)
  14. There’s No One But You (The Mills Brothers)
  15. I Guess I’ll Get The Papers (And Go Home) (The Mills Brothers)
  16. Too Many Irons In The Fire (The Mills Brothers)
  17. Across The Alley From The Alamo (The Mills Brothers)
  18. Dream, Dream, Dream (The Mills Brothers)
  19. Oh, My Achin’ Heart (The Mills Brothers)
  20. Manana (Is Soon Enough For Me) (The Mills Brothers)
  21. Gloria (The Mills Brothers)
  22. I Love You So Much It Hurts (The Mills Brothers)
  23. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (The Mills Brothers)
  24. Someday (You’ll Want Me To Want You) (The Mills Brothers)
  25. Who’ll Be The Next One (To Cry Over You) (The Mills Brothers)
  26. If I Had My Way (The Mills Brothers)
  27. Fairy Tales [Ella Fitzgerald & The Mills Brothers] (The Mills Brothers)

CD3

  1. Daddy’s Little Girl (The Mills Brothers)
  2. If You Didn’t Cry (The Mills Brothers)
  3. Nevertheless (I’m In Love With You) (The Mills Brothers)
  4. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone (The Mills Brothers)
  5. Got Her Off My Hands (The Mills Brothers)
  6. Be My Life’s Companion (The Mills Brothers)
  7. The Glow-Worm (The Mills Brothers)
  8. A Shoulder To Weep On (The Mills Brothers)
  9. Twice As Much (The Mills Brothers)
  10. Say Si Si (The Mills Brothers)
  11. Pretty Butterfly (The Mills Brothers)
  12. Who Put The Devil In Evelyn’s Eyes (The Mills Brothers)
  13. The Jones Boy (The Mills Brothers)
  14. She Was Five And He Was Ten (The Mills Brothers)
  15. You Didn’t Want Me When You Had Me (So Why Do You Want Me Now) (The Mills Brothers)
  16. A Carnival In Venice (The Mills Brothers)
  17. How Blue? (The Mills Brothers)
  18. You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You (The Mills Brothers)
  19. Paper Valentine (The Mills Brothers)
  20. Opus One (The Mills Brothers)
  21. Smack Dab In The Middle (The Mills Brothers)
  22. Suddenly There’s A Valley (The Mills Brothers)
  23. Gum Drop (The Mills Brothers)
  24. Standing On The Corner (The Mills Brothers)
  25. That’s Right (The Mills Brothers)
  26. The Knocked-Out Nightingale (The Mills Brothers)
  27. Queen Of The Senior Prom (The Mills Brothers)
  28. When I Lost You (The Mills Brothers)