Real Name:
Irving Mills
Profile:
American jazz music publisher, agent, orchestra leader, and lyricist (born January 16, 1894 in New York City, died April 21, 1985 in Palm Springs, California).
Mills was born to Jewish parents in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. He founded Mills Music with his brother Jack in 1919. Between 1919 and 1965, when they sold Mills Music, Inc., they built and became the largest independent music publisher in the world.
As a music scout, Mills signed Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway. Mills is highly important in the history of jazz music because of his willingness to work with black musicians and publish their music. While Mills is mostly remembered for his business abilities, he more than dabbled in songwriting -- included among his works is the hit It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing.
He died in 1985 in Palm Springs, California and is buried at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA.
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V-38008 Irving Mills - I Can't Give You Anything But Love / Diga Diga Do album art Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra - I Can't Give You Anything But Love / Diga Diga Do(Shellac, 10") Victor V-38008 US 1929 Sell This Version
4122 Irving Mills - The Mooche / Since You Went Away album art Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra / Hotsy Totsy Gang* Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra / Hotsy Totsy Gang* - The Mooche / Since You Went Away(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 4122 US 1929 Sell This Version
V-38026 Irving Mills - Baby / Honolulu Blues album art New Orleans Black Birds* New Orleans Black Birds* - Baby / Honolulu Blues(Shellac, 10") Victor V-38026 US 1929 Sell This Version
V-38007 Irving Mills - I Must Have That Man / Bandana Babies album art Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra - I Must Have That Man / Bandana Babies(Shellac, 10") Victor V-38007 US 1929 Sell This Version
4760 Irving Mills - Sweet Mama / When You're Smiling album art The Jungle Band (2) The Jungle Band (2) - Sweet Mama / When You're Smiling(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 4760 Australia 1930 Sell This Version
OFC-20 Irving Mills - Untitled album art The Hotsy Totsy Gang The Hotsy Totsy Gang - Untitled(10", Comp) Only For Collectors OFC-20 US 1962 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - King Of The Blues Trombone album art Jack Teagarden Diga Diga Doo Jack Teagarden - King Of The Blues Trombone (Comp) Epic, Columbia Special Products Canada 1963 Sell This Version
33SX 1545 Irving Mills - King Of The Blues Trombone Volume 1 album art Jack Teagarden Diga Diga Doo Jack Teagarden - King Of The Blues Trombone Volume 1(LP, Comp) Columbia 33SX 1545 UK 1963 Sell This Version
RD-7731 Irving Mills - The Duke Steps Out album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Diga Diga Doo Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - The Duke Steps Out(LP, Comp, Mono) RCA Victor RD-7731 UK 1965 Sell This Version
AH 89 Irving Mills - Cotton Club Days Vol. 2 album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra When You're Smiling Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Cotton Club Days Vol. 2(LP, Comp) Ace Of Hearts AH 89 UK 1965 Sell This Version
529.053 Irving Mills - Archive Of Jazz Volume 3 - Duke Ellington - Animal Crackers In My Soup album art Duke Ellington Duke Ellington - Archive Of Jazz Volume 3 - Duke Ellington - Animal Crackers In My Soup(LP, Comp) BYG Records 529.053 France 1969 Sell This Version
730.576 Irving Mills - Masterpieces (1928-1930) album art Duke Ellington Diga Diga Do and 1 more… Duke Ellington - Masterpieces (1928-1930)(LP, Comp, Mono) RCA Victor 730.576 France 1970 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - 1928 - 1933 album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - 1928 - 1933 (Comp) Joker (2) Italy 1971 Sell This Version
SB-113 Irving Mills - Hotsy Totsy Gang With Benny Goodman 1928-1930 album art Benny Goodman With Hotsy Totsy Gang* Since You Went Away and 1 more… Benny Goodman With Hotsy Totsy Gang* - Hotsy Totsy Gang With Benny Goodman 1928-1930(LP, Comp) Sunbeam (3) SB-113 US 1972 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - The Complete Duke Ellington Vol.1 1925-1928 album art Duke Ellington Duke Ellington - The Complete Duke Ellington Vol.1 1925-1928 (Comp) CBS France 1973 Sell This Version
MFC-9 Irving Mills - The Newly Enlarged Cardboard Dance Hall album art Various St. James Infirmary and 1 more… Various - The Newly Enlarged Cardboard Dance Hall(LP, Comp) Sunbeam (3) MFC-9 US 1974 Sell This Version
HOL 6425 Irving Mills - Vol 1 - 1924-1929 album art Duke Ellington Sing, You Sinners and 1 more… Duke Ellington - Vol 1 - 1924-1929(LP, Comp) Hot'N Sweet HOL 6425 France 1977 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - Duke Ellington "Rockin' In Rhythm" Vol. 3 (1929-1931) album art Duke Ellington & The Jungle Band (2) When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You and 2 more… Duke Ellington & The Jungle Band (2) - Duke Ellington "Rockin' In Rhythm" Vol. 3 (1929-1931) (Comp) MCA Records US 1970 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - Giants Of Jazz - Jack Teagarden album art Jack Teagarden Digga Digga Boo Jack Teagarden - Giants Of Jazz - Jack Teagarden Time Life Records Canada 1979 Sell This Version
AJA 5024 Irving Mills - Jazz Cocktail album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Sing You Sinners Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Jazz Cocktail(LP, Comp) ASV, Living Era AJA 5024 UK 1983 Sell This Version
2007 Irving Mills - The Studio Series, Volume Six - 1930-1958 album art Duke Ellington When You're Smiling Duke Ellington - The Studio Series, Volume Six - 1930-1958(LP, Comp) Up-To-Date Records 2007 US 1983 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - Cotton Club Stars album art Various A Night At The Cotton Club - Medley Various - Cotton Club Stars (Comp) Stash Records Inc. US 1984 Sell This Version
STBB-16, STBB 16 Irving Mills - Cotton Club Nights album art Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Diga Diga Doo and 2 more… Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra - Cotton Club Nights(2xLP, Comp, Mono, Hal + Box) Time Life Music, Time Life Music STBB-16, STBB 16 US 1985 Sell This Version
FDC 5104 Irving Mills - Volume 1: The Birth Of A Band 1924-1926 album art Duke Ellington Duke Ellington - Volume 1: The Birth Of A Band 1924-1926(CD, Comp) EPM Musique, Hot'N Sweet, Musiques Archives Documents FDC 5104 France 1988 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - Early Black Swing - The Birth Of Big Band Jazz: 1927 - 1934 album art Various Diga Diga Doo Various - Early Black Swing - The Birth Of Big Band Jazz: 1927 - 1934 (Comp, Album) Bluebird (3) US 1989 Sell This Version

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mark.heyrman

mark.heyrman

June 10, 2019
edited 2 months ago
I Notest that the very first recording of St. James Infirmary is missing in this list:
It was recorded from 12-12-1928 by Louis Armstrong and His Savoy Ballroom Five, and released the next year.
[https://www.discogs.com/Louis-Armstrong-And-His-All-Stars-Aint-Misbehavin-St-James-Infirmary/release/10232047]