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(1990/MCA) 14 Tracks - Decca recordings 1942-1955! more

The Mills Brothers: The Best Of The Decca Years (CD)

(1990/MCA) 14 Tracks - Decca recordings 1942-1955!

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  • Interpret: The Mills Brothers

  • Album titlle: The Best Of The Decca Years (CD)

  • Label MCA

  • Genre Pop

  • Year of publication 1990
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0076743134821

  • weight in Kg 0.107
Mills Brothers, The - The Best Of The Decca Years (CD) CD 1
01 Paper Doll
02 Across The Alley From The Alamo
03 Someday
04 Be My Life's Companion
05 Lazy River
06 Glow Worm
07 You Always Hurt The One You Love
08 The Window Washer Man
09 Daddy's Little Girl
10 The Jones Boy
11 Till Then
12 In A Mellow Tone
13 You Tell Me Your Dream, I'll Tell You Mine
14 Opus One
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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