I. Mills

Real Name:
Irving Mills
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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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Irving Mills - The Works Of Duke - Integrale Volume 2 album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - The Works Of Duke - Integrale Volume 2 (Comp) RCA France Unknown Sell This Version
Irving Mills - The Works Of Duke - Integrale Volume 3 album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - The Works Of Duke - Integrale Volume 3 (Comp) RCA Victor France Unknown Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

6270 Irving Mills - God Bless The Child / Solitude album art Billie Holiday Solitude (as I. Mills) Billie Holiday - God Bless The Child / Solitude(Shellac, 10") Okeh 6270 US 1941 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - Columbia Presents Danny Kaye album art Danny Kaye (2) Minnie The Moocher (as I. Mills) Danny Kaye (2) - Columbia Presents Danny Kaye (Album) Columbia, Columbia Canada 1942 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - Jitney Man / Sophisticated Lady album art Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra Sophisticated Lady (as I. Mills) Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra - Jitney Man / Sophisticated Lady National Records (2) US 1945 Sell This Version
m-574, M 574 Irving Mills - Kostelanetz Conducts... album art Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra* Mood Indigo (as I. Mills) Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra* - Kostelanetz Conducts...(4xShellac, 12", Album) Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks m-574, M 574 US 1945 Sell This Version
9060 Irving Mills - My Silent Love / In a Sentimental Mood album art Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra In A Sentimental Mood (as I. Mills) Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra - My Silent Love / In a Sentimental Mood(Shellac, 10") National Records (2) 9060 USA & Canada 1946 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - Five Feet Of Swing album art Bob Crosby \ Jimmy Dorsey \ Dorsey Bros.* \ Glen Gray \ Chick Webb Solitude (as I. Mills) Bob Crosby \ Jimmy Dorsey \ Dorsey Bros.* \ Glen Gray \ Chick Webb - Five Feet Of Swing (Comp) Decca US 1947 Sell This Version
R.3045 Irving Mills - Riverboat Shuffle / Who's Sorry Now album art Zep Meissner Dixieland Band Riverboat Shuffle (as I. Mills) Zep Meissner Dixieland Band - Riverboat Shuffle / Who's Sorry Now(Shellac, 10") Parlophone R.3045 UK 1947 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - 1937/38 Jazz Concert No. 2, Vol. 1 album art Benny Goodman And His Orchestra, Trio* And Quartet* Down South Camp Meetin' (as I. Mills) and 1 more… Benny Goodman And His Orchestra, Trio* And Quartet* - 1937/38 Jazz Concert No. 2, Vol. 1 (Album, EP) Columbia Masterworks US 1950 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - Ellington Uptown album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra The Mooche (as I. Mills) Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Ellington Uptown (Album) Columbia, Columbia Masterworks US 1951 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - Down South Camp Meetin' / South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way) album art Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Down South Camp Meetin' (as I. Mills) Benny Goodman And His Orchestra - Down South Camp Meetin' / South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way) (Single) Columbia US 1951 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - Masterpieces By Ellington album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Mood Indigo (as I. Mills) and 2 more… Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Masterpieces By Ellington (Album) Columbia Masterworks US 1951 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - 1937-38 Jazz Concert No. 2 album art Benny Goodman And His Orchestra, Trio* & Quartet* Down South Camp Meetin' (as I. Mills) and 1 more… Benny Goodman And His Orchestra, Trio* & Quartet* - 1937-38 Jazz Concert No. 2 (Album, EP, Comp) Columbia Masterworks US 1952 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - Skin Deep /  The Mooche album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra The Mooche (as I. Mills) Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Skin Deep / The Mooche (EP) Columbia US 1953 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - Shades Of Bix album art Jimmy McPartland and His Jazz Band* Riverboat Shuffle (as I. Mills) Jimmy McPartland and His Jazz Band* - Shades Of Bix (Album) Brunswick France 1953 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - Erroll Garner album art Erroll Garner Caravan (as I. Mills) Erroll Garner - Erroll Garner (Album) Columbia Canada 1953 Sell This Version
CL 639 Irving Mills - Town Hall Jazz Concert album art Charlie Barnet Rockin' In Rhythm (as I. Mills) and 2 more… Charlie Barnet - Town Hall Jazz Concert(LP, Album, Bur) Columbia CL 639 US 1955 Sell This Version
JZ-1 Irving Mills - I Like Jazz! album art Various Merry-Go-Round (as I. Mills) Various - I Like Jazz!(LP, Mono, Smplr) Columbia JZ-1 US 1955 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - Starlight Serenade album art Morton Gould And His Orchestra Mood Indigo (as I. Mills) and 1 more… Morton Gould And His Orchestra - Starlight Serenade (Album) Columbia Canada 1955 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - Rugolomania album art Pete Rugolo And His Orchestra* With The Rugolettes In A Sentimental Mood (as I. Mills) Pete Rugolo And His Orchestra* With The Rugolettes - Rugolomania (Album) Columbia Canada 1955 Sell This Version
B-542 Irving Mills - Buffet album art Peter Barclay And His Orchestra Solitude (as I. Mills) Peter Barclay And His Orchestra - Buffet(3x7", Album, EP) Columbia B-542 US 1955 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - Jazz Session album art Harry James And His Orchestra Moonlight Fiesta (as I. Mills) Harry James And His Orchestra - Jazz Session (Album, EP) Columbia, Columbia 1955 Sell This Version
9-61497 Philip Green And His Orchestra Caravan (as I. Mills) Philip Green And His Orchestra - Star Dust / Caravan(7", Single, Promo) Coral 9-61497 US 1955 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - All The Cats Join In (A Buck Clayton Jam Session) album art Buck Clayton Blue Lou (as I. Mills) Buck Clayton - All The Cats Join In (A Buck Clayton Jam Session) (Album, Comp) Columbia UK 1956 Sell This Version

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mark.heyrman

mark.heyrman

June 10, 2019
edited 3 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]