I.Mills

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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Irving Mills - 5 Feet Of Swing album art Various Solitude (as I.Mills) Various - 5 Feet Of Swing (Comp) Decca UK 1954 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - Fabulous Garner album art Erroll Garner Blue Lou (as I.Mills) Erroll Garner - Fabulous Garner (EP) Philips, Octave Records France 1962 Sell This Version
LP 30-258 Irving Mills - Swing House Septet  album art Swing House Septet It Don't Mean A Thing (as I.Mills) Swing House Septet - Swing House Septet (LP, Album) Rimaphon LP 30-258 Switzerland 1970 Sell This Version
CPB-21 Irving Mills - Sophisticated Lady / Solitude album art Duke Ellington E La Sua Orchestra* Sophisticated Lady (as I.Mills) and 1 more… Duke Ellington E La Sua Orchestra* - Sophisticated Lady / Solitude(7") Fratelli Fabbri Editori CPB-21 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
RGP-1061(M) Irving Mills - Red's Rose Room - Red's Blue Room album art Red Norvo And His Sextet* Blue Lou (as I.Mills) Red Norvo And His Sextet* - Red's Rose Room - Red's Blue Room(LP, Album, Mono, RE) "X", RCA Camden RGP-1061(M) Japan 1976 Sell This Version
PR2-6021/6022SD Irving Mills - 21 Trombones album art Urbie Green Mood Indigo (as I.Mills) Urbie Green - 21 Trombones(2xLP, Album, Comp, RE) Project 3 Records PR2-6021/6022SD US 1977 Sell This Version
S-30 Irving Mills - Crocodile Tears album art Pat Longo And His Super Big Band In A Sentimental Mood (as I.Mills) Pat Longo And His Super Big Band - Crocodile Tears(LP, Album) Townhall Records S-30 US 1981 Sell This Version
JASM 1019 Irving Mills - All-Weather Music album art Les Brown And His Band Of Renown Azure (as I.Mills) Les Brown And His Band Of Renown - All-Weather Music(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Jasmine Records JASM 1019 UK 1982 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - Night Passage album art Weather Report Rockin' In Rhythm (as I.Mills) Weather Report - Night Passage (Album) CBS/Sony Japan 1982 Sell This Version
RT 1001 Irving Mills - For Duke  album art Bill Berry And His Ellington All-Stars* Mood Indigo and 1 more… Bill Berry And His Ellington All-Stars* - For Duke (CD, Album, RE, RM) RealTime Records (4) RT 1001 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - I Hear A Rhapsody album art Totti Bergh Sophisticated Lady (as I.Mills) and 1 more… Totti Bergh - I Hear A Rhapsody (Album) Gemini Records (7) Norway 1985 Sell This Version
PR 7193 Irving Mills - Fresh! album art The Four Freshmen Introducing The Freshorns Sophisticated Suite (as I.Mills) The Four Freshmen Introducing The Freshorns - Fresh!(LP, Album) Pausa Records PR 7193 US 1986 Sell This Version
054 2609411 Irving Mills - The Ruby Braff-Marshall Brown Sextet album art The Ruby Braff-Marshall Brown Sextet I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart (as I.Mills) and 1 more… The Ruby Braff-Marshall Brown Sextet - The Ruby Braff-Marshall Brown Sextet(LP, Album, Mono, RE) United Artists Records 054 2609411 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
515 510-4 Irving Mills - Swing time MC1 album art Various The Gal From Joe's (Rec. 1/13/38) (as I.Mills) Various - Swing time MC1(Cass, Comp) Polystar (3) 515 510-4 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
BMCD 3005 Irving Mills - The Best Of The Andrews Sisters album art The Andrews Sisters Straighten Up And Fly Right (as I.Mills) The Andrews Sisters - The Best Of The Andrews Sisters(CD, Comp) Blue Moon (4) BMCD 3005 Spain 1994 Sell This Version
CDH 683.2 Irving Mills - A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing album art Cecilia Finotti Sophisticated Lady (as I.Mills) Cecilia Finotti - A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing(CD, Album) Splasc(H) Records CDH 683.2 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
STCD 4237 Irving Mills - The Governor album art The Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra Conducted By Niels Jørgen Steen Mood Indigo (as I.Mills) The Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra Conducted By Niels Jørgen Steen - The Governor(CD, Album) Storyville STCD 4237 Scandinavia 1999 Sell This Version
SRCL 5249 Irving Mills - Reload - The Remix Collection album art DJ Krush Deep In Ill-Usion (DJ Krush Remix) (as I.Mills) DJ Krush - Reload - The Remix Collection(CD, Comp) Sony Music Records, SMEJ SRCL 5249 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - Piano In The Background album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Medley (as I.Mills) and 1 more… Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Piano In The Background Columbia, Legacy Argentina 2004 Sell This Version
SSR02 Irving Mills - Skirmanto Sasnausko Jubiliejinis Koncertas album art Skirmantas Sasnauskas It Doesn't Mean A Thing (as I.Mills) Skirmantas Sasnauskas - Skirmanto Sasnausko Jubiliejinis Koncertas(CD, Album) Not On Label (Skirmantas Sasnauskas Self-released) SSR02 Lithuania 2012 Sell This Version
FXM3 7324 Irving Mills - Saxophone Giants album art Coleman Hawkins - Don Byas - Johnny Hodges - Barney Bigard - Lester Young - Flip Phillips - Ben Webster - Dickie Wells - Eddie Heywood Moon Glow (as I.Mills) Coleman Hawkins - Don Byas - Johnny Hodges - Barney Bigard - Lester Young - Flip Phillips - Ben Webster - Dickie Wells - Eddie Heywood - Saxophone Giants(3xLP, Comp, Mono + Box) RCA FXM3 7324 France Unknown 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]