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The Mills Brothers: The Very Best Of (CD)

(Universal) 23 tracks, Decca 1930s-50s

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Mills Brothers, The - The Very Best Of (CD) CD 1
01 Tiger Rag
02 Dinah
03 Netherless
04 Rockin' Chair
05 Lazy River
06 I'll Be Around
07 Paper Doll
08 Till Then
09 Across The Alley From The Alamo
10 When You Were Sweet Sixteen
11 You Always Hurt The One You Love
12 Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)
13 Put Another Chair At The Table
14 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
15 Cielito Lindo
16 Opus One
17 Be My Life's Companion
18 Basin Street Blues
19 The Glow Worm
20 Say Si Si
21 Queen Of The Senior Prom
22 Get A Job
23 Cab Driver
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 - The Very Best Of (CD) CD 1
01 Tiger Rag
02 Dinah
03 Netherless
04 Rockin' Chair
05 Lazy River
06 I'll Be Around
07 Paper Doll
08 Till Then
09 Across The Alley From The Alamo
10 When You Were Sweet Sixteen
11 You Always Hurt The One You Love
12 Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)
13 Put Another Chair At The Table
14 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
15 Cielito Lindo
16 Opus One
17 Be My Life's Companion
18 Basin Street Blues
19 The Glow Worm
20 Say Si Si
21 Queen Of The Senior Prom
22 Get A Job
23 Cab Driver