Complete Columbia Recordings, Vol. 1

Mildred Bailey

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Complete Columbia Recordings, Vol. 1 Review

by Bradley Torreano

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 Mildred Bailey 03:26 Amazon
2 Mildred Bailey 03:28 Amazon
3 Mildred Bailey 03:04 Amazon
4 Mildred Bailey 02:59 Amazon
5 Mildred Bailey 02:59 Amazon
6 Mildred Bailey 03:06 Amazon
7 Mildred Bailey 02:51 Amazon
8 Mildred Bailey 03:10 Amazon
9 Mildred Bailey 03:00 Amazon
10 Mildred Bailey 03:03 Amazon
11 Mildred Bailey 02:54 Amazon
12 Mildred Bailey 02:47 Amazon
13 Mildred Bailey 03:04 Amazon
14 Mildred Bailey 03:15 Amazon
15 Mildred Bailey 03:27 Amazon
16 Mildred Bailey 02:44 Amazon
17 Mildred Bailey 03:09 Amazon
18 Mildred Bailey 03:31 Amazon
19 Mildred Bailey 03:30 Amazon
20 Mildred Bailey 03:03 Amazon
21 Mildred Bailey 03:16 Amazon
22 Mildred Bailey 03:14 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

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

Track Listing - Disc 3

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

Track Listing - Disc 4

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