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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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Lazy Bones (2-CD)
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Till Then - You Always Hurt The One You Love (7inch, 45rpm)
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Be My Life's Companion - Someday (7inch, 45rpm)
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Country Music's Greatest Hits (CD)
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Golden Greats (3-CD)
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Swing It ! The Very Best Of The Mills Brother 1931-1958 (3-CD)
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The Music Of Your Life (LP)
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Tiger Rag (CD)
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Sweet & Slow (CD)
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22 Great Hits (CD)
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Chronological Vol.2 (CD)
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A Golden Treasury Of Legendary Memories (CD)
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Meet The Big Bands (CD)
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The Jazz Collector Edition (CD)
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Close Harmony (CD)
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Paper Doll (CD)
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Essential Mills Brothers - Four Boys & A Guitar (CD)
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Golden Greats (LP)
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The 1930's Recordings (5-CD)
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Our Golden Favorites (LP)
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Greatest Hits (CD)
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