The Mills Brothers

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American vocal quartet, among the most unique and influential in the history of both jazz and mainstream popular music.
The four brothers were all born in Piqua, Ohio, United States - John Charles (born Oct. 19, 1910, died Jan. 24, 1936, Bellefontaine, Ohio), Herbert (born April 2, 1912, died April 12, 1989, Las Vegas, Nev.), Harry (born Aug. 19, 1913, died June 28, 1982, Los Angeles, Calif.), and Donald (born April 29, 1915, died Nov. 13, 1999, Los Angeles).
After moving to New York, the group became a sensation and hit it big during 1931 and early 1932 with their versions of "Tiger Rag" and "Dinah".
During the years 1933-1935, the Brothers starred with Crosby for Woodbury Soap in Bing Crosby Entertains, making 27 appearances in all on the CBS radio show. They also recorded their classics "Lazy Bones", "Sweet Sue", "Lulu's Back In Town", "Bye-Bye Blackbird", "Sleepy Head", and "Shoe Shine Boy". Their film appearances included Twenty Million Sweethearts (Warner Brothers, 1934) and Broadway Gondolier (Warner Brothers, 1935).
Through 1939 the group enjoyed remarkable success in Europe. During the Second World War, there was also a brief time when the group performed with a non family singer. Gene Smith served as a stand-in for one year when the Army drafted Harry. Although Smith's solo singing did not particularly resemble the group's usual sound, he was able to harmonize well until the fourth brother's return. Smith is noticeable in a number of the Mills Brothers' film appearances.
The rise of rock and roll in the early fifties did little to decrease the Mills Brothers popularity. In 1957, John Sr., aged 68, stopped touring with the group. As a trio, the Mills Brothers were frequent guests on numerous television programs. The Mills Brothers' celebrated their fiftieth anniversary in show business in 1976.
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A-336, 336 The Mills Brothers - My Gal Sal - Barber Shop Ballads album art Mills Brothers* My Gal Sal - Barber Shop Ballads(5xShellac, 10", Album) Decca, Decca A-336, 336 US 1942 Sell This Version
A-476, 476 The Mills Brothers - Famous Barber Shop Ballads, Volume One album art The Mills Brothers Famous Barber Shop Ballads, Volume One (Album, Comp, EP) Decca, Decca A-476, 476 US 1946 Sell This Version
DL 5051 The Mills Brothers - Famous Barber Shop Ballads Volume Two album art Mills Brothers* Famous Barber Shop Ballads Volume Two (Album) Decca DL 5051 US 1949 Sell This Version
A-668 The Mills Brothers - Souvenir Album album art The Mills Brothers Souvenir Album (Album, Comp, EP) Decca A-668 US 1948 Sell This Version
A-859 The Mills Brothers - Wonderful Words album art Mills Brothers* Wonderful Words (Album) Decca A-859 US 1951 Sell This Version
DL 5506 The Mills Brothers - Meet The Mills Brothers album art The Mills Brothers Meet The Mills Brothers (Comp, Album, EP) Decca DL 5506 US 1953 Sell This Version
DL 5509 The Mills Brothers - Louis Armstrong And The Mills Brothers album art Louis Armstrong And The Mills Brothers Louis Armstrong And The Mills Brothers - Louis Armstrong And The Mills Brothers (Comp) Decca DL 5509 US 1954 Sell This Version
CFR10-681 The Mills Brothers - Four Boys And A Guitar album art The Mills Brothers Four Boys And A Guitar (Album) Decca CFR10-681 Australia 1954 Sell This Version
DL 8219 The Mills Brothers - ...Memory Lane… album art The Mills Brothers ...Memory Lane… (Album) Decca DL 8219 US 1956 Sell This Version
DL 8209 The Mills Brothers - Singin' And Swingin' album art The Mills Brothers Singin' And Swingin' (Album, EP) Decca DL 8209 US 1956 Sell This Version
DL 8491 The Mills Brothers - One Dozen Roses album art The Mills Brothers One Dozen Roses (Album) Decca DL 8491 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
VL 3607, FCL5113 The Mills Brothers - In A Mellow Tone album art The Mills Brothers In A Mellow Tone (Album) Vocalion (2) VL 3607, FCL5113 US 1958 Sell This Version
DLP 3103 The Mills Brothers - Mmmm ... The Mills Brothers album art The Mills Brothers Mmmm ... The Mills Brothers (Album) Dot Records DLP 3103 US 1958 Sell This Version
DL 8664 The Mills Brothers - The Mills Brothers In Hi-Fi: Barbershop Ballads album art The Mills Brothers The Mills Brothers In Hi-Fi: Barbershop Ballads (Album) Decca DL 8664 US 1958 Sell This Version
DLP 25,208 The Mills Brothers - Let Me Call You Sweetheart album art The Mills Brothers Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Album) Dot Records DLP 25,208 US 1959 Sell This Version
DL 8827 The Mills Brothers - Glow With The Mills Brothers album art The Mills Brothers Glow With The Mills Brothers (Album) Decca DL 8827 US 1959 Sell This Version
DLP 25,232, DLP 25232 The Mills Brothers - Merry Christmas album art The Mills Brothers Merry Christmas (Album) Dot Records, Dot Records DLP 25,232, DLP 25232 US 1959 Sell This Version
DLP 25208, DLP 25,208 The Mills Brothers - Greatest Barbershop Hits album art The Mills Brothers Greatest Barbershop Hits (Album) Dot Records, Dot Records DLP 25208, DLP 25,208 US 1959 Sell This Version
HA-D 2192, HA-D.2192 The Mills Brothers - Great Hits album art The Mills Brothers Great Hits (Album, Comp) Dot Records HA-D 2192, HA-D.2192 UK 1958 Sell This Version
HA-D.2250 The Mills Brothers - Sing album art The Mills Brothers Sing (Album) London Records HA-D.2250 UK 1959 Sell This Version
DL 8892 The Mills Brothers - Harmonizin' With album art The Mills Brothers Harmonizin' With(LP, Album, Mono) Decca DL 8892 US 1959 Sell This Version
9-91 The Mills Brothers - Famous Barber Shop Ballads Vol. 3 album art The Mills Brothers Famous Barber Shop Ballads Vol. 3(3x7", Album) Decca 9-91 US 1959 Sell This Version
HA-D 2319, HAA-2319 The Mills Brothers - Great Hits - Vol. 2 album art The Mills Brothers Great Hits - Vol. 2 (Album, Comp) Dot Records, Dot Records HA-D 2319, HAA-2319 Australia 1960 Sell This Version
DL 8890 The Mills Brothers - Barbershop Harmony album art The Mills Brothers Barbershop Harmony(LP, Album, Mono) Decca DL 8890 US 1960 Sell This Version
DLP 3308 The Mills Brothers - Great Hits - Vol. 2 album art The Mills Brothers Great Hits - Vol. 2(LP, Album, Mono) Dot Records DLP 3308 US 1960 Sell This Version