Mrs. Swing

Mrs. Swing

by Mildred BaileyMildred Bailey


1 New & Used Starting at $21.98


This four-CD set from England's Proper label is one of the great music bargains of the era; priced just right, it encompasses 101 sides recorded by swing-era songstress Mildred Bailey between 1929 and 1942. From the earliest sides, accompanied by members of Paul Whiteman's orchestra (led by guitarist Eddie Lang with Hoagy Carmichael sitting in on piano as well as providing the song "What Kind O' Man Is You") and the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, right up through her last Columbia sessions with her husband Red Norvo, the sound is excellent. The state-of-the-art remastering brings out all of the detail right down to the rhythm instruments, and it lends Bailey's voice a special richness and intimacy. Each disc is separately titled, using a representative song of the period from the selection, and there's a nicely thorough booklet complete with sessionography accompanying the slipcased set.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/13/2003
Label: Proper Box Uk
UPC: 0805520020572
catalogNumber: 57


Disc 1

  1. What Kind O' Man Is You?
  2. Is That Religion?
  3. Harlem Lullaby
  4. Lazy Bones
  5. But I Can't Make a Man
  6. Doin' the Uptown Lowdown
  7. Heat Wave
  8. Junk Man
  9. Ol' Pappy
  10. Emaline
  11. I'd Love to Take Orders from You
  12. I'd Rather Listen to Your Eyes
  13. Someday Sweetheart
  14. When Day Is Done
  15. Willow Tree
  16. Honeysuckle Rose
  17. Squeeze Me
  18. Downhearted Blues
  19. A Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid
  20. Picture Me Without You
  21. Now That Summer Is Gone
  22. For Sentimental Reasons
  23. It's Love I'm After
  24. 'Long About Midnight

Disc 2

  1. More Than You Know
  2. A Thousand Dreams of You
  3. Smoke Dreams
  4. Slumming on Park Avenue
  5. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  6. My Last Affair
  7. Trust in Me
  8. Where Are You?
  9. You're Laughing at Me
  10. Never in a Million Years
  11. There's a Lull in My Life
  12. Rockin' Chair
  13. If You Should Ever Leave
  14. The Moon Got in My Eyes
  15. Heaven Help This Heart of Mine
  16. It's the Natural Thing to Do
  17. Posin'
  18. Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?)
  19. I See Your Face Before Me
  20. Thanks for the Memory
  21. Lover, Come Back to Me
  22. Always and Always
  23. I Was Doing All Right
  24. It's Wonderful
  25. Love Is Here to Stay

Disc 3

  1. The Weekend of a Private Secretary
  2. Please Be Kind
  3. Bewildered
  4. I Can't Face the Music
  5. Don't Be That Way
  6. At Your Beck and Call
  7. Says My Heart
  8. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
  9. Rock It for Me
  10. If You Were in My Place
  11. (I've Been) Saving Myself for You
  12. You Leave Me Breathless
  13. Washboard Blues
  14. My Melancholy Baby
  15. So Help Me
  16. Small Fry
  17. As Long as You Live (You'll Be Dead If You Die)
  18. Put Your Heart in a Song
  19. The Sunny Side of Things
  20. Garden of the Moon
  21. Love Is Where You Find It
  22. I Used to Be Color Blind
  23. This Is Madness (To Love Like This)
  24. My Reverie
  25. What Have You Got That Gets Me?
  26. Old Folks

Disc 4

  1. Have You Forgotten So Soon?
  2. They Say
  3. Blame It on My Last Affair
  4. St. Louis Blues
  5. Begin the Beguine
  6. Cuckoo in the Clock
  7. There'll Never Be Another You
  8. 'Taint What You Do
  9. There'll Be Some Changes Made
  10. Gulf Coast Blues
  11. Prisoner of Love
  12. The Lamp Is Low
  13. Moon Love
  14. Ghost of a Chance
  15. You're the Moment in My Life
  16. I Thought About You
  17. Bluebirds in the Moonlight
  18. Darn That Dream
  19. Peace, Brother!
  20. All the Things You Are
  21. Wham (Re-Bop-Boom-Bam)
  22. Give Me Time
  23. Don't Take Your Love from Me
  24. Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry
  25. I'll Be Around

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mildred Bailey   Primary Artist,Vocals
Hoagy Carmichael   Piano
Buster Bailey   Clarinet
Bunny Berigan   Trumpet
Chu Berry   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Bert   Trombone
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet,Vocals
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Glen Gray   Leader,Alto Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Jo Jones   Drums
John Kirby   Bass
Gene Krupa   Drums
Eddie Lang   Guitar
Red Norvo   Xylophone
Artie Shaw   Clarinet
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Cozy Cole   Drums
Hank D'Amico   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Ziggy Elman   Trumpet
Edmond Hall   Clarinet
Pee Wee Hunt   Trombone
Carl Kress   Guitar
Zutty Singleton   Drums
George Wettling   Drums
Grachan Moncur   Bass
Mitch Miller   English Horn,Oboe
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone
Russell Procope   Alto Saxophone
Mary Lou Williams   Piano
Robert Burns   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Walter Page   Bass
Red Ballard   Trombone
Bus Bassey   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Beason   Drums
George Berg   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Artie Bernstein   Bass
Tony Briglia   Drums
Vernon Brown   Trombone
Burness   Piano
John Collins   Guitar
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey   Trombone
Eddie Dougherty   Drums
Buff Estes   Alto Saxophone
Herschel Evans   Tenor Saxophone
Nick Fatool   Drums
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
Mickey Folus   Tenor Saxophone
George   Trombone
Chris Griffin   Trumpet
Joe Hall   Piano
Herbie Haymer   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Bill Hyland   Trumpet
Jerry Jerome   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Stan King   Drums
Bob Kitsis   Piano
Manny Klein   Trumpet
George Koenig   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Billy Kyle   Piano
Johnny Martel   Trumpet
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Johnny Mercer   Human Whistle
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Alto Saxophone
Louis Mucci   Trumpet
Jack Palmer   Trumpet
Truck Parham   Bass
Moe Purtill   Drums
Bill Rank   Trombone
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Andy Russo   Trombone
Jimmy Salko   Trumpet
Kenny Sargent   Alto Saxophone
Eddie Sauter   Trumpet
Arthur Schutt   Piano
Floyd Smith   Guitar
O'Neill Spencer   Drums
Ted Sturgis   Bass
Dave Tough   Drums
Ted Vesely   Trombone
George Wendt   Trumpet
John Williams   Bass
Jimmy Blake   Trumpet
Billy Gussack   Drums
Jack King   Trumpet
Stuart Mackay   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Dick McDonough   Guitar
Melvin "Red" Solomon   Trumpet
Allen Hanlon   Guitar
Carl Prager   Bass Clarinet
Joe Allard   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Teddy Cole   Piano
Arnold Covey   Guitar
Pat Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Stanley Dennis   Bass
Gene Gifford   Guitar
Clarence Hutchenrider   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Mel Jenssen   Violin
Charlie Lamphere   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Joe Liss   Piano
Mastren   Trombone
Fulton McGrath   Piano
Reggie Merrill   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Stew Pletcher   Trumpet
Billy Rauch   Trombone
Andy Secrest   Cornet
Jimmy Sherman   Piano
Frank Simeone   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Charles Strickfaden   Alto Saxophone
Bobby Lee Jones   Trumpet
Jimmy Carroll   Clarinet
Pete Peterson   Bass
Zeke Zarchy   Trumpet
Sonny Dunham   Trumpet
Grady Watts   Trumpet
Slats Long   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Charlie Margulis   Trumpet
Mike Trafficante   Bass
Izzy Friedman   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Freddy Artzberger   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Gemus   Flute,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Wes Hein   Trombone
Maurice Kogan   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Red McGarvey   Guitar
Lou Shoobe   Bass
Sam Spumberg   Oboe,Tenor Saxophone
Henry Whiteman   Violin
Barney Zudecoff   Trumpet
Frank Worrell   Guitar
Bernie Daly   Alto Saxophone
Eddie Powell   Flute
Stewart Anderson   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Bill Miller   Piano
Melvin Burns   Clarinet
Abe Noel   Trombone
Eddie Meyers   Trumpet
Leo Moran   Trombone
Leo Conners   Trombone
Sal Dettore   Alto Saxophone
Bob Kennedy   Trumpet
Leonard Goldstein   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Buddy Christian   Drums
Joe Kauchek   Bass
Ray Barr   Piano
Manny Binyon   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Scoops Carr   Trumpet
Chuck Condon   Vocals
Freddy Sharp   Guitar
Sonny Lee   Trombone
George Marsh   Drums
Jack Owens   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Alberta Hunter   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Sigmund Romberg   Composer
André Kostelanetz   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Bing Crosby   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
James P. Johnson   Composer
Horace Silver   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Arranger,Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Alec Wilder   Arranger,Composer,Director
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Buck Ram   Arranger,Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Trummy Young   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Milton Ager   Composer
Lovie Austin   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Saul Chaplin   Composer
Mack Davis   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Eddie Durham   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Glenn Miller   Arranger
Taps Miller   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Eddie Sauter   Arranger,Director
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Stuff Smith   Composer
Marty Symes   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
George Bassman   Arranger
Teddy Powell   Composer
Gene Gifford   Arranger
Johnny Thompson   Arranger
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Frank Churchill   Composer
Willard Robison   Composer
Alex Hill   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Seymour Simons   Composer
Victor Schertzinger   Composer
George Forrest   Composer
Henry Nemo   Composer
Harry Revel   Composer
Louis Alter   Composer
Ernie Burnett   Composer
Ralph Freed   Composer
Dedette Lee Hill   Composer
Frederick Hollander   Composer
Sidney Mitchell   Composer
George Norton   Composer
Frank Perkins   Composer
Lew Pollack   Composer
Abner Silver   Composer
Benjamin Franklin Spikes   Composer
Peter Tinturin   Composer
Jerry Levinson   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Bill Miller   Arranger
Bert Shefter   Composer
Sherman   Composer
Edwin Ward   Composer
Kay Werner   Composer
Ned Wever   Composer
Leonard Whitcup   Composer
Andrea Legg DeRose   Composer
Joop Visser   Producer,Liner Notes
George W. Meyer   Composer
W. Benton Overstreet   Composer
Stephen Weiss   Composer
Jacobs   Composer
Robert Katscher   Composer
Haven Johnson   Composer
Sue Werner   Composer
Billy Higgins   Composer
Fred B. Callahan   Composer
Margod Millhane   Composer
Robert Wright   Composer
John Redmond   Composer
Herbert Spencer   Arranger
Paul Mann   Composer

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