Mildred Bailey

Complete Columbia Recordings, Vol. 1

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Boasting a charismatic voice that had an amazing emotional range, Mildred Bailey is one of the more underrated talents of the jazz era. On the Complete Columbia Recordings, Vol. 1, Bailey's incredible vocals are showcased on hundreds of songs, sequenced in chronological order from sessions done in 1938. A who's who of guest musicians accompany her, including Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Hoagy Carmichael, Eddie Lang, and Gene Krupa, among many others. Bailey shines; her range may not be the most impressive, but she more than makes up for it with her phrasing and intonation. Due to the sheer size of the set, this may be something for collectors and die-hard fans only, but to any adventurous listeners with a large pocketbook, this is a detailed and complete collection from a magical period in Bailey's career.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:26 Amazon
2 03:28 Amazon
3 03:04 Amazon
4 02:59 Amazon
5 02:59 Amazon
6 03:06 Amazon
7 02:51 Amazon
8 03:10 Amazon
9 03:00 Amazon
10 03:03 Amazon
11 02:54 Amazon
12 02:47 Amazon
13 03:04 Amazon
14 03:15 Amazon
15 03:27 Amazon
16 02:44 Amazon
17 03:09 Amazon
18 03:31 Amazon
19 03:30 Amazon
20 03:03 Amazon
21 03:16 Amazon
22 03:14 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:11 Amazon
2 02:56 Amazon
3 03:09 Amazon
4 03:12 Amazon
5 03:12 Amazon
6 03:01 Amazon
7 03:17 Amazon
8 03:01 Amazon
9 03:07 Amazon
10 02:43 Amazon
11 02:58 Amazon
12 03:05 Amazon
13 03:05 Amazon
14 03:17 Amazon
15 02:50 Amazon
16 02:55 Amazon
17 03:00 Amazon
18 03:15 Amazon
19 03:08 Amazon
20 03:05 Amazon
21 02:38 Amazon
22 02:44 Amazon
23 03:00 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:02 Amazon
2 02:33 Amazon
3 03:23 Amazon
4 03:02 Amazon
5 03:14 Amazon
6 03:01 Amazon
7 03:03 Amazon
8 03:07 Amazon
9 03:05 Amazon
10 03:00 Amazon
11 02:37 Amazon
12 02:49 Amazon
13 03:16 Amazon
14 02:40 Amazon
15 03:01 Amazon
16 02:47 Amazon
17 02:50 Amazon
18 02:51 Amazon
19 02:50 Amazon
20 02:36 Amazon
21 02:41 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:01 Amazon
2 02:57 Amazon
3 03:02 Amazon
4 02:43 Amazon
5 02:57 Amazon
6 02:59 Amazon
7 02:43 Amazon
8 02:56 Amazon
9 02:59 Amazon
10 03:11 Amazon
11 02:42 Amazon
12 03:03 Amazon
13 03:09 Amazon
14 02:49 Amazon
15 02:58 Amazon
16 02:50 Amazon
17 02:55 Amazon
18 02:49 Amazon
19 02:47 Amazon
20 02:56 Amazon
21 02:36 Amazon
22 02:19 Amazon
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