Mills Blue Rhythm Band

1933-1936

Format: CD
Label: Retrieval
UPC: 0608917904529
Catnr: RTR 79045
Release date: 26 December 2012
2 CD
 
Label
Retrieval
UPC
0608917904529
Catalogue number
RTR 79045
Release date
26 December 2012
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Composer(s)
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About the album

Excellent music from a somewhat under-rated organisation. Soloists include Red Allen, J.C. Higginbothem, Buster Bailey, Billy Kyle and Adelaide Hall. Transfers by John RT Davies and linernotes by Richard M. Sudhalter. Quality all round.

A complete chronological set starting from October 1933 and finishing when the band broke up in 1937.

Managed by Irving Mills, the shrewd entrepeneur who guided the careers of Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway, Mills Blue Rhythm Band carved themselves a solid reputation in the 1930’s, whilst never quite reaching the heights of the other two.

"Transfers are smooth.. The set fills a very important gap .. 32 very pleasurable tracks"
Vintage Jazz Mart

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Disc #1
01.
Drop me off in Harlem
02:40
02.
Reaching For The Cotton Moon
03:04
03.
Love Is The Thing
02:50
04.
The Stuff Is Here (And It's Mellow)
02:57
05.
The growl
02:51
06.
Swingin' In E Flat
03:02
07.
Let's Have A Jubilee
02:54
08.
Out Of A Dream
02:44
09.
African Lullaby
02:56
10.
Solitude
02:47
11.
Dancing Dogs
03:01
12.
Love's Serenade
02:55
13.
Keep The Rhythm Going
03:11
14.
Like A Bolt From The Blue
03:02
15.
Blue Interlude
03:03
16.
A Rainbow Filled With Music
02:56
17.
Devil In The Moon
02:41
18.
Back Beats
03:11
19.
Spitfire
02:35
20.
Brown Sugar Mine
02:58
21.
Ride Red Ride
02:56
22.
Harlem Heat
02:55
23.
Once To Every Heart
02:59
24.
Congo Caravan
02:53
25.
There's Rhythm In Harlem
03:03
26.
Tallahassee
03:04

Disc #2
01.
Waiting in the garden
02:41
01.
Waiting In The Garden
02:41
03.
Dinah Lou
03:02
04.
Cotton
03:14
05.
Truckin'
03:04
06.
Blue Mood
02:55
07.
E Flat Stride
02:53
08.
Broken Dreams Of You
03:17
09.
Yes! Yes!
02:53
10.
Shoe Shine Boy
03:09
11.
Midnight Ramble
03:01
12.
Red Rhythm
02:49
13.
Everything Is Still Okay
03:06
14.
Jes' Natch'ully Lazy
03:03
15.
St. Louis Wiggle Rhythm
03:17
16.
Merry-Go-Round
02:58
17.
It Will Have To Do Until The Real Thing Comes Along
03:24
18.
In A Sentimental Mood
03:01
19.
Carry Me Back To Green Pastures
03:05
20.
Balloonacy
03:10
21.
Barrelhouse
02:48
22.
The Moon Is Grinning At Me
03:00
23.
Showboat Shuffle
03:07
24.
Big John's Special
02:58
25.
Mr. Ghost Goes To Town
02:57
26.
Callin' Your Bluff
02:44
27.
Algiers Stomp
00:00
28.
Dinah Lou
00:00
29.
Cotton
00:00
30.
Truckin'
00:00
31.
Blue mood
00:00
32.
E flat stride
00:00
33.
Broken dreams of you
00:00
34.
Yes yes
00:00
35.
Shoe shine boy
00:00
36.
Midnight ramble
00:00
37.
Red rhythm
00:00
38.
Everything is still okay
00:00
39.
Jes' natch'ully lazy
00:00
40.
St. Louis wiggle rhythm
00:00
41.
Merry go round
00:00
42.
It will have to do until the real thing comes along
00:00
43.
In a sentimental mood
00:00
44.
Carry me back to green pastures
00:00
45.
Balloonacy
00:00
46.
Barrelhouse
00:00
47.
The moon is grinning at me
00:00
48.
Showboat shuffle
00:00
49.
Big John's special
00:00
50.
Mr. Ghost goes to town
00:00
51.
Callin' your bluff
00:00
52.
Algiers stomp
00:00
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