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Lucky Millinder

Lucius Venable "Lucky" Millinder (August 8, 1910 – September 28, 1966) was an American rhythm-and-blues and swing bandleader. Although he could not read or write music, did not play an instrument and rarely sang, his showmanship and musical taste made his bands successful. His group was said to have been the greatest big band to play rhythm and blues, and gave work to a number of musicians who later became influential at the dawn of the rock and roll era. He was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1986.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 8th, 1910 (Anniston), Died September 28th, 1966 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, songwriter, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 55 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-78827 10-in. 12/4/1933 Drop me off in Harlem Adelaide Hall ; Lucky Millinder ; Mills Blue Rhythm Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-78828 10-in. 12/4/1933 Reaching for the Cotton Moon Adelaide Hall ; Lucky Millinder ; Mills Blue Rhythm Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-78829 10-in. 12/4/1933 Love is the thing Lucky Millinder ; Mills Blue Rhythm Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BS-99976 10-in. 4/9/1936 Ride, red, ride Willie Bryant ; Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor D8VB-4097 10-in. 12/21/1948 Your heart belongs to me Arbee Stidham Male vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Victor D8VB-4098 10-in. 12/21/1948 Stidham jumps Arbee Stidham Male vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Victor D9VB-1253 10-in. 4/8/1949 I found a dream Big John Greer ; The Rhythm Rockers (Big John Greer) Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D9VB-1751 10-in. 6/27/1949 Let it be Lucky Millinder Orchestra ; Lucky Millinder Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D9VB-1753 10-in. 6/27/1949 Big rock Big John Greer ; The Rhythm Rockers (Big John Greer) Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D9VB-1754 10-in. 6/27/1949 If I told you once (I told you a thousand times) Big John Greer ; The Rhythm Rockers (Big John Greer) Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D9VB-2572 10-in. 11/22/1949 Sweet slumber Lucky Millinder Orchestra ; Lucky Millinder Male vocal solo, with chorus and jazz/dance band leader, songwriter  
Decca 69437 10-in. 6/27/1941 Trouble in mind Lucky Millinder Orchestra leader  
Decca 69438 10-in. 6/27/1941 Slide, Mr. Trombone Lucky Millinder Orchestra leader  
Decca 69439 10-in. 6/27/1941 Ride, Red, ride Lucky Millinder Orchestra vocalist, leader  
Decca 69440 10-in. 6/27/1941 Rock, Daniel-1 Lucky Millinder Orchestra leader  
Decca 69441 10-in. 6/27/1941 That's all Lucky Millinder Orchestra leader  
Decca 69706 10-in. 9/5/1941 Big fat Mama Lucky Millinder Orchestra leader  
Decca 69707 10-in. 9/5/1941 Shout, sister, shout Lucky Millinder Orchestra leader  
Decca 69708 10-in. 9/5/1941 Apollo jump Lucky Millinder Orchestra leader  
Decca 69709 10-in. 9/5/1941 Rock me Lucky Millinder Orchestra leader  
Decca 69908 10-in. 11/6/1941 Hey Huss! Lucky Millinder Orchestra leader  
Decca 69909 10-in. 11/6/1941 Let me off uptown Lucky Millinder Orchestra leader  
Decca 69910 10-in. 11/6/1941 That's all Lucky Millinder Orchestra leader  
Decca 69911 10-in. 11/6/1941 How about that mess? Lucky Millinder Orchestra leader  
Decca 70344 10-in. 2/18/1942 Fightin' Doug McArthur Lucky Millinder Orchestra leader  
(Results 1-25 of 55 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Millinder, Lucky," accessed October 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103146.

Millinder, Lucky. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103146.

"Millinder, Lucky." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103146

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