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Mills Brothers & Count Basie The Board Of Directors - Annual Report (CD)

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(1998/MCA) 21 tracks 1967/68 - 2 original LP's digital mastered - hard to find now ! more

Mills Brothers & Count Basie: The Board Of Directors - Annual Report (CD)

(1998/MCA) 21 tracks 1967/68 - 2 original LP's digital mastered - hard to find now !

Article properties: Mills Brothers & Count Basie: The Board Of Directors - Annual Report (CD)

  • Interpret: Mills Brothers & Count Basie

  • Album titlle: The Board Of Directors - Annual Report (CD)

  • Label MCA

  • Genre Pop

  • Year of publication 1998
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0008811936624

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Mills Brothers, The - The Board Of Directors - Annual Report (CD) CD 1
01 (Up A) Lazy River
02 I May Be Wrong But I Think You're Wonderful
03 Release Me
04 I Want To Be Happy
05 Down, Down, Down
06 The Whiffenpoof Song
07 I Dig Rock And Roll Music
08 Tiny Bubbles
09 December
10 Let Me Dream
11 April In Paris
12 Gentle On My Mind
13 Cherry Point
14 You Never Miss The Water Till The Well ...
15 The Glow Worm
16 Sent For You Yesterday (And Here You Are...)
17 Sunny
18 I'll Be Around
19 Cielito Lindo
20 Blue And Sentimental
21 Every Day
The Mills Brothers Get A Job It's full-circle fitting that one of the best known... more
"Mills Brothers & Count Basie"

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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