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Mills Brothers

The Mills Brothers, sometimes billed the Four Mills Brothers, and originally known as the Four Kings of Harmony, were an African-American jazz and pop vocal quartet who made more than 2,000 recordings that sold more than 50 million copies and garnered at least three dozen gold records.

The Mills Brothers were the first African-American artists to have their own show on national network radio, on CBS in 1930, and the first to have a #1 hit on the Billboard singles chart, with Paper Doll in 1943. They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: Vocal group

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 316 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick TE37230 10-in. 9/25/1931 Tiger rag Mills Brothers Male vocal quartet, with guitar Vocal group  
Brunswick TE37231 10-in. 9/25/1931 Nobody’s sweetheart Mills Brothers Male vocal quartet, with guitar Vocal group  
Brunswick E37288 10-in. 10/9/1931 Nobody’s sweetheart Mills Brothers Male vocal quartet, with guitar Vocal group  
Brunswick E37289 10-in. 10/9/1931 Tiger rag Mills Brothers Male vocal quartet, with guitar Vocal group  
Brunswick XE37321 12-in. 10/25/1931 Gems from George White’s Scandals The Brunswick Orchestra [Victor Young Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with female vocal trio, male vocal solo, and mixed vocal ensemble Vocal group  
Brunswick E37391 10-in. 11/19/1931 You rascal, you Mills Brothers Male vocal quartet, with guitar Vocal group  
Brunswick E37392 10-in. 11/19/1931 Baby, won’t you please come home Mills Brothers Male vocal quartet, with guitar Vocal group  
Brunswick E37467 10-in. 12/16/1931 Dinah Bing Crosby ; Mills Brothers Male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble, with orchestra Vocal group  
Decca 38606 10-in. 9/12/1934 Sweet Georgia Brown Mills Brothers Vocal group  
Decca 38607 10-in. 9/12/1934 Old fashioned love Mills Brothers Vocal group  
Decca 38612 10-in. 9/12/1934 Miss Otis regrets Mills Brothers Vocal group  
Decca 38613 10-in. 9/12/1934 Sweeter than sugar Mills Brothers Vocal group  
Decca 38615 10-in. 9/13/1934 Ida, sweet as apple cider Mills Brothers Vocal group  
Decca 38616 10-in. 9/13/1934 My gal Sal Mills Brothers Vocal group  
Decca 38637 10-in. 9/14/1934 Some of these days Mills Brothers Vocal group  
Decca 38638 10-in. 9/14/1934 I've found a new baby Mills Brothers Vocal group  
Decca 38639 10-in. 9/14/1934 Limehouse blues Mills Brothers Vocal group  
Decca 38640 10-in. 9/14/1934 Rockin' chair Mills Brothers Vocal group  
Decca 38641 10-in. 9/14/1934 Tiger rag Mills Brothers Vocal group  
Decca 38642 10-in. 9/14/1934 There goes my heartache Mills Brothers Vocal group  
Decca 61492 10-in. 12/17/1936 Pennies from heaven Mills Brothers Vocal group  
Decca 61493 10-in. 12/17/1936 Swing for sale Mills Brothers Vocal group  
Decca 61529 10-in. 1/14/1937 Big boy blue Ella Fitzgerald ; Mills Brothers Vocal group  
Decca 61574 10-in. 2/3/1937 Swing for sale Mills Brothers Vocal group  
Decca 61575 10-in. 2/3/1937 Pennies from heaven Mills Brothers Vocal group  
(Results 1-25 of 316 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mills Brothers," accessed July 6, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103495.

Mills Brothers. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 6, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103495.

"Mills Brothers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 6 July 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103495

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