The Mills Brothers

Chronological, Vol. 6

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The sixth and final CD in the JSP label's Mills Brothers series starts off with a pair of alternate takes from 1935 ("What's The Reason" and "Nagasaki") that had been bypassed earlier plus two Harry Mills solo recordings made with Andy Kirk's Orchestra in 1936. The remainder of the CD dates from January-August 1939 and has some remakes ("Sweet Sue," "Goodbye Blues," "Smoke Rings" and "Shine") plus many newer songs (including "Jeepers Creepers," "F.D.R. Jones" and "And The Angels Sing"). Within a few years the Mills Brothers would drop their imitations of instruments (which gave the group its unique identity) and suddenly become hugely popular (if much more conventional) in the pop music world. This sixth volume features the group still in their creative prime. All six CD's are highly recommended.

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