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The Mills Brothers: Cab Driver - The Dot & Paramount Years 1958-1972 (CD)

(Poker Records) 28 Tracks - The anthology of the best Mills Brothers recordings for the record companies Dot Records and ABC Paramount, 1958-1972, perfectly remastered!

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  • Interpret: The Mills Brothers

  • Album titlle: Cab Driver - The Dot & Paramount Years 1958-1972 (CD)

  • Genre Doo-Wop

  • Year of publication 2014
  • Label Cherry Red Records

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 5013929261921

  • weight in Kg 0.11
Mills Brothers, The - Cab Driver - The Dot & Paramount Years 1958-1972 (CD) CD 1
01 Get A Job
02 Music, Maestro, Please
03 Yellow Bird
04 You Can't Be True, Dear
05 Te Quiero
06 Take Me Along
07 I Miss You So
08 Highways Are Happy Ways (When They Lead The Way To Home)
09 Ballerina (Aka Dance, Ballerina, Dance)
10 I Found The Only Girl For Me
11 The End Of The World
12 It Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You
13 Don't Blame Me
14 You're Making The Wrong Guy Happy
15 Bye Bye Blackbird
16 Honeysuckle Rose Blues Bossa Nova
17 Cab Driver (Drive By Mary's Place)
18 My Shy Violet
19 The Ol' Race Track
20 The Jimtown Road
21 Guy On The Go
22 Up To Maggie Jones
23 It Ain't No Big Thing
24 Between Winston-Salem And Nashville, Tennessee
25 Smile Away Each Rainy Day
26 I'm Sorry I Answered The Phone
27 Strollin'
28 Sally Sunshine
The Mills Brothers Get A Job It's full-circle fitting that one of the best known... more
"The Mills Brothers"

The Mills Brothers

Get A Job

It's full-circle fitting that one of the best known doo-wop hits of the 1950s would be covered by a vocal group many consider to be the fathers of doo-wop. Recorded by the Silhouettes in October, 1957, Get A Job hit number one on the 'Billboard' pop and R&B charts in February, 1958, twenty-seven years after the Mills Brothers made their first record, Tiger Rag, for Brunswick, back in 1931.

 

That first Mills Brothers 78, sounding like a red-hot jazz band with the brothers vocally imitating tubas, trumpets and trombones, caused a sensation and came with a note on the label which stated "no musical instruments or mechanical devices used on this recording other than one guitar." The group went on to have a decades-long career with loads of hit records (Paper Doll, Nevertheless, Lazy River and Glow Worm, to name a few) and were a key influence on 1950s doo-wop.

 

Now, while the Mills Brothers' professional sounding 1958 recording of Get A Job may be missing some of the organically sloppy spontaneity of the Silhouettes' original version, the brothers zero in on the heart of this doo-wop classic, turning in a strong, in-tune, energetic interpretation of the Silhouettes' performance, complete with a hot sax solo from Justin Gordon. As an anonymous YouTube listener commented, "these old guys rock!"

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Tracklist
Mills Brothers, The - Cab Driver - The Dot & Paramount Years 1958-1972 (CD) CD 1
01 Get A Job
02 Music, Maestro, Please
03 Yellow Bird
04 You Can't Be True, Dear
05 Te Quiero
06 Take Me Along
07 I Miss You So
08 Highways Are Happy Ways (When They Lead The Way To Home)
09 Ballerina (Aka Dance, Ballerina, Dance)
10 I Found The Only Girl For Me
11 The End Of The World
12 It Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You
13 Don't Blame Me
14 You're Making The Wrong Guy Happy
15 Bye Bye Blackbird
16 Honeysuckle Rose Blues Bossa Nova
17 Cab Driver (Drive By Mary's Place)
18 My Shy Violet
19 The Ol' Race Track
20 The Jimtown Road
21 Guy On The Go
22 Up To Maggie Jones
23 It Ain't No Big Thing
24 Between Winston-Salem And Nashville, Tennessee
25 Smile Away Each Rainy Day
26 I'm Sorry I Answered The Phone
27 Strollin'
28 Sally Sunshine