The Mills Brothers

The Mills Brothers

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The Mills Brothers, The four brothers were all born in Piqua, Ohio United States.
John Charles (b. Oct. 19, 1910, Piqua, Ohio, U.S.—d. Jan. 24, 1936, Bellefontaine, Ohio), Herbert (b. April 2, 1912, Piqua—d. April 12, 1989, Las Vegas, Nev.), Harry (b. Aug. 19, 1913, Piqua—d. June 28, 1982, Los Angeles, Calif.), and Donald (b. April 29, 1915, Piqua—d. Nov. 13, 1999, Los Angeles), American vocal quartet that was among the most unique and influential in the history of both jazz and mainstream popular music
After moving to New York, the group became a sensation and hit it big during 1931 and early 1932 with the singles "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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The Mills Brothers Discography Tracks

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The Mills Brothers Famous Barber Shop Ballads, Volume One (Album) Decca US 1946 Sell This Version
Mills Brothers* Famous Barber Shop Ballads Volume Two (Album) Decca US 1949 Sell This Version
Mills Brothers* Souvenir Album (Album, Comp) Decca, Decca US 1950 Sell This Version
DL 5337 The Mills Brothers Wonderful Words(10", Mono) Decca Records, Inc. DL 5337 US 1951 Sell This Version
The Mills Brothers Meet The Mills Brothers (Comp, Album) Decca Canada 1953 Sell This Version
Louis Armstrong And The Mills Brothers Louis Armstrong And The Mills Brothers - Louis Armstrong And The Mills Brothers (Album) Decca US 1954 Sell This Version
The Mills Brothers Four Boys And A Guitar Decca Australia 1954 Sell This Version
SLP 7006 The Mills Brothers quatro rapazes e uma guitarra(10") Companhia Brasileira De Discos SLP 7006 Brazil 1954 Sell This Version
The Mills Brothers ...Memory Lane… (Album) Decca Canada 1956 Sell This Version
The Mills Brothers Singin' And Swingin' (Album) Decca US 1956 Sell This Version
The Mills Brothers One Dozen Roses (Album) Decca Canada 1957 Sell This Version
The Mills Brothers In A Mellow Tone (Album) Vocalion (2) US 1958 Sell This Version
The Mills Brothers Mmmm ... The Mills Brothers (Album) Dot Records US 1958 Sell This Version
The Mills Brothers The Mills Brothers In Hi-Fi: Barbershop Ballads (Album) Decca US 1958 Sell This Version
The Mills Brothers Glow With The Mills Brothers (Album) Decca US 1959 Sell This Version
The Mills Brothers Sing (Album) London Records UK 1959 Sell This Version
The Mills Brothers Greatest Barbershop Hits (Album) Dot Records, Dot Records US 1959 Sell This Version
The Mills Brothers Merry Christmas (Album) Dot Records, Dot Records US 1959 Sell This Version
The Mills Brothers Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Album) Dot Records US 1959 Sell This Version
The Mills Brothers Great Hits (Album, Comp, EP) Dot Records UK 1958 Sell This Version
DST 25232 The Mills Brothers Merry Christmas(Reel, 7" Reel) Dot Records DST 25232 US 1959 Sell This Version
DL 8892 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 Volume 3(7", MiniAlbum) Decca 9-91 US 1959 Sell This Version
The Mills Brothers Great Hits - Vol. 2 (Album, Comp) Dot Records, Dot Records Australia 1960 Sell This Version
DL 8890 The Mills Brothers Barbershop Harmony(LP, Album, Mono) Decca DL 8890 US 1960 Sell This Version