Mildred Bailey

The Legendary V-Disc Series

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Mildred Bailey fans will find this to be a very interesting CD for the talented swing singer is heard on some previously unavailable V-Disc sessions from the war years (including a few false starts) along with some radio appearances. There is a complete radio show with her guests The Delta Rhythm Boys, four duets with pianist Teddy Wilson, three selections with vibraphonist Red Norvo's quintet, a few songs with either Paul Baron's studio orchestra or the Ellis Larkins Trio, one number ("There'll Be a Jubilee") with Benny Goodman's big band and two selections ("Lover, Come Back to Me" and "It's So Peaceful in the Country") from a 1951 radio aircheck that ended up being her last recordings. Any listener who wonders why Mildred Bailey was awarded her own postage stamp should be required to get this CD.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 1:06
2 2:05
3 2:51
4 2:43
5 3:55
6 2:59
7 0:53
8
feat: Teddy Wilson
4:37
9
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:53
10
feat: Teddy Wilson
4:28
11
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:10
12
feat: Red Norvo
3:48
13
feat: Red Norvo
0:22
14
feat: Red Norvo
0:13
15
feat: Red Norvo
5:11
16
feat: Red Norvo
1:23
17
feat: Red Norvo
0:49
18
feat: Red Norvo
2:54
19 3:10
20
feat: Paul Baron
2:58
21 3:36
22 2:57
23 2:37
24 2:32
25 3:12
26 3:14
27 2:53
28 2:32
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