Mis

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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14461 Irving Mills - Stop Your Kidding / That Barking Dog - Woof! Woof! album art The Original Memphis Five Stop Your Kidding (as Mills) Stop Your Kidding / That Barking Dog - Woof! Woof!(Shellac, 10", Bro) Vocalion (2) 14461 USA & Canada 1922 Sell This Version
18917 Irving Mills - Oogie Oogie Wa Wa / Deedle Deedle Dum album art The Benson Orchestra Of Chicago Deedle Deedle Dum (as Mills) Oogie Oogie Wa Wa / Deedle Deedle Dum(Shellac, 10") Victor 18917 US 1922 Sell This Version
1127 Irving Mills - Tomorrow / Deedle Deedle Dum album art Majestic Dance Orchestra Deedle Deedle Dum (as Mills) Tomorrow / Deedle Deedle Dum(Shellac, 10") Grey Gull 1127 US 1922 Sell This Version
14356 Irving Mills - Deedle-Deedle-Dum / Blue Eyed Blues album art Emil Coleman & His Monmartre Orchestra* Deedle-Deedle-Dum Deedle-Deedle-Dum / Blue Eyed Blues(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 14356 US 1922 Sell This Version
A3923 Irving Mills - House Of David Blues / Blue Grass Blues album art Chicago Blues Dance Orchestra House Of David Blues (as Mills) House Of David Blues / Blue Grass Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3923 US 1923 Sell This Version
19140 Irving Mills - Wolverine Blues / The House Of David Blues album art The Benson Orchestra Of Chicago / The Virginians (4) The House Of David Blues (as Mills) The Benson Orchestra Of Chicago / The Virginians (4) - Wolverine Blues / The House Of David Blues(Shellac, 10") Victor 19140 US 1923 Sell This Version
1132 Irving Mills - Bees Knees / Stop Your Kiddin' album art The Original Memphis Five Stop Your Kiddin' (as Mills) Bees Knees / Stop Your Kiddin'(Shellac, 10") Banner 1132 US 1923 Sell This Version
9325 Irving Mills - Deedle-Deedle-Dum / Buzz Mirandy album art Original Memphis Five* Deedle Deedle Dum Deedle-Deedle-Dum / Buzz Mirandy(Shellac, 10") Banner 9325 Australia 1923 Sell This Version
14670 Irving Mills - House Of David Blues / Bonnie album art The Broadway Syncopaters House Of David Blues (as Mills) House Of David Blues / Bonnie(Shellac, 10", Red) Vocalion (2) 14670 US 1923 Sell This Version
A3786 Irving Mills - Stop Your Kidding / Greenwich Witch album art Frank Westphal And His Orchestra* Stop Your Kidding (as Mills) Stop Your Kidding / Greenwich Witch(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3786 US 1923 Sell This Version
132-D Irving Mills - Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo / I'm Gonna Bring A Watermelon album art Billy Jones (4) And Ernest Hare Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo (as Mills) Billy Jones (4) And Ernest Hare - Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo / I'm Gonna Bring A Watermelon(Shellac, 10") Columbia 132-D US 1924 Sell This Version
83-D Irving Mills - My Beautiful Mexican Rose / Until Tomorrow album art Paul Specht And His Hotel Alamac Orchestra* My Beautiful Mexican Rose (as Mills) My Beautiful Mexican Rose / Until Tomorrow(Shellac, 10") Columbia 83-D US 1924 Sell This Version
51365 Irving Mills - What Has Become Of Hinky Dink Parlay Voo / I'm Gonna Bring A Water-Melon (To My Girl To-Night) album art Al Bernard And Chorus* / Billy Jones (4) And Ernest Hare What Has Become Of Hinky Dink Parlay Voo Al Bernard And Chorus* / Billy Jones (4) And Ernest Hare - What Has Become Of Hinky Dink Parlay Voo / I'm Gonna Bring A Water-Melon (To My Girl To-Night)(Edison Disc) Edison Records 51365 US 1924 Sell This Version
2622 Irving Mills - Jealous / Hey Hey And Hee Hee (I'm Charleston Crazy) album art Marion Harris Hey Hey And Hee Hee (I'm Charleston Crazy) (as Mills) Jealous / Hey Hey And Hee Hee (I'm Charleston Crazy)(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2622 US 1924 Sell This Version
1988 Irving Mills - Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo / We Don't Get Much Money, But We Have A Lot Of Fun album art Billy Murray, Ed Smalle Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo Billy Murray, Ed Smalle - Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo / We Don't Get Much Money, But We Have A Lot Of Fun(Shellac, 10") Victor 1988 US 1924 Sell This Version
14817 Irving Mills - (What Has Become Of) Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo / It Looks Like Rain album art Billy Jones (4) / Ernest Hare (What Has Become Of) Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo (as Mills) Billy Jones (4) / Ernest Hare - (What Has Become Of) Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo / It Looks Like Rain(Shellac, 10", Bro) Vocalion (2) 14817 USA & Canada 1924 Sell This Version
19405 Irving Mills - Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo / You'll Never Get To Heaven With Those Eyes album art Jan Garber And His Orchestra / George Olsen And His Music* Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo (Hinky Dinky) (as Mills) Jan Garber And His Orchestra / George Olsen And His Music* - Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo / You'll Never Get To Heaven With Those Eyes(Shellac, 10") Victor 19405 US 1924 Sell This Version
428 Irving Mills - Sweet Butter / The House Of David Blues album art Dixie Daisies The House Of David Blues (Blues Casa De David) (as Mills) Sweet Butter / The House Of David Blues(Shellac, 10") Cameo (3) 428 US 1924 Sell This Version
182-D Irving Mills - Charley, My Boy / Skin-A-Ma-Rink-A-Rink-A-Ree album art Eddie Cantor / Billy Jones (4) And Ernest Hare Skin-A-Ma-Rink-A-Rink-A-Ree (as Mills) Eddie Cantor / Billy Jones (4) And Ernest Hare - Charley, My Boy / Skin-A-Ma-Rink-A-Rink-A-Ree(Shellac, 10") Columbia 182-D US 1924 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - Everything Is Hotsy-Totsy Now / That's All There Is album art Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Everything Is Hotsy-Totsy Now = Todo Está De Rechupete Everything Is Hotsy-Totsy Now / That's All There Is Victor US 1925 Sell This Version
305-D Irving Mills - When My Sugar Walks Down The Street / Cheatin' On Me album art Warner's 7 Aces When My Sugar Walks Down The Street (as Mills) When My Sugar Walks Down The Street / Cheatin' On Me(Shellac, 10") Columbia 305-D US 1925 Sell This Version
1024 Irving Mills - Nobody Knows What A Red Head Mama Can Do / Who Takes Care Of The Caretaker's Daughter album art Ike* Nobody Knows What A Red Head Mama Can Do (as Mills) Nobody Knows What A Red Head Mama Can Do / Who Takes Care Of The Caretaker's Daughter(Shellac, 10") Harmograph 1024 US 1925 Sell This Version
Irving Mills - When My Sugar Walks Down The Street / Everybody Loves My Baby album art Waring's Pennsylvanians* / George Olsen And His Music* When My Sugar Walks Down The Street (All The Little Birdies Go Tweet-Tweet-Tweet) (as Mills) Waring's Pennsylvanians* / George Olsen And His Music* - When My Sugar Walks Down The Street / Everybody Loves My Baby Victor Australia 1925 Sell This Version
2916 Irving Mills - Ev'rything Is Hotsy Totsy Now / He's Just A Horn-Tootin' Fool album art Herb Wiedoeft's Cinderella Roof Orchestra Ev'rything Is Hotsy Totsy Now (as Mills) Ev'rything Is Hotsy Totsy Now / He's Just A Horn-Tootin' Fool(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2916 US 1925 Sell This Version
19688 Irving Mills - Sweet Georgia Brown / Riverboat Shuffle album art Oliver Naylor's Orchestra / The Benson Orchestra Of Chicago Riverboat Shuffle (El Vapor De La Allegria) (as Mills) Oliver Naylor's Orchestra / The Benson Orchestra Of Chicago - Sweet Georgia Brown / Riverboat Shuffle(Shellac, 10") Victor 19688 US 1925 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]