by Mills Blue Rhythm BandMills Blue Rhythm Band


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The first of five CDs that reissue all of the recordings (other than a few alternate takes) by the Mills Blue Rhythm Band features spirited ensembles, some swinging moments, a few dated vocalists (including Chick Bullock, Dick Robertson and Charlie Lawman), and a no-name orchestra. Trombonist Harry White and pianist Edgar Hayes were the co-leaders, although the orchestra was actually organized by impresario Irving Mills. Since the group's best recordings tended to be in its later years, this CD is not essential, but fans of pre-swing big bands will want all five CDs.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/1996
Label: Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC: 3307517066022
catalogNumber: 660

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mills Blue Rhythm Band   Primary Artist
Hayes Alvis   Bowed Bass,String Bass
Edgar Hayes   Piano
Shelton Hemphill   Trumpet
Henry Hicks   Trombone
Willie Lynch   Drums
Castor McCord   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Ted McCord   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
George "Shadow" Morton   Vocals
Crawford Wethington   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Chick Bullock   Vocals
Benny James   Banjo
Dick Robertson   Vocals
Wardell Jones   Trumpet,Vocals
Harry White   Trombone
Ed Anderson   Trumpet
Blue Ribbon Boys   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Benny Carter   Arranger
Edgar Hayes   Arranger
Bob Stephens   Director
Anatol Schenker   Liner Notes

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