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The Mills Brothers Merry Christmas (LP)

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The Mills Brothers: Merry Christmas (LP)

(Pickwick) 11 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1959 'Dot' LP album - A must have Christmas LP

Article properties: The Mills Brothers: Merry Christmas (LP)

  • Interpret: The Mills Brothers

  • Album titlle: Merry Christmas (LP)

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 1979
  • Label PICKWICK

  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl record size LP (12 Inch)
  • Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Artikelart LP

  • EAN: 4000127822970

  • weight in Kg 0.3
Mills Brothers, The - Merry Christmas (LP) LP 1
01 Here Comes Santa Claus The Mills Brothers
02 Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town The Mills Brothers
03 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen The Mills Brothers
04 Joy To The World The Mills Brothers
05 O Holy Night The Mills Brothers
06 White Christmas The Mills Brothers
07 The Christmas Song The Mills Brothers
08 Silent Night The Mills Brothers
09 O Little Town Of Bethlehem The Mills Brothers
10 Adeste Fidelis The Mills Brothers
11 Jingle Bells The Mills Brothers
The Mills Brothers Get A Job It's full-circle fitting that one of the best known... more
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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 - Merry Christmas (LP) LP 1
01 Here Comes Santa Claus
02 Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
03 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
04 Joy To The World
05 O Holy Night
06 White Christmas
07 The Christmas Song
08 Silent Night
09 O Little Town Of Bethlehem
10 Adeste Fidelis
11 Jingle Bells