Kerry Mills

Kerry Mills (né Frederick Allen Mills; 1 February 1869 in Philadelphia – 5 December 1948 in Hawthorne, California), publishing also as F.A. Mills was an American ragtime composer and music publishing executive of popular music during the Tin Pan Alley era. His stylistically diverse music ranged from ragtime through cakewalk to marches. He was most prolific between 1895 and 1918.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 1, 1869 (Philadelphia), Died December 5, 1948 (Hawthorne)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1896 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist

Notes: Also known as Frederick Allen Mills and F. A. Mills.

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Recordings (Results 151-175 of 201 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 77616 10-in. 1/8/1918 I'll come back to you when it's all over Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78126 10-in. 10/17/1918 Whistling Rufus Sibyl Sanderson Fagan ; Prince's Orchestra Whistling solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78866 10-in. 12/16/1919 Happy days in Dixie Peerless Quartet ; Prince's Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal quartet composer  
Columbia 78912 10-in. 1/5/1920 At a Georgia camp meeting Columbia Saxophone Sextette Saxophone sextet composer  
Columbia 78935 10-in. 1/17/1920 Whistling Rufus Columbia Saxophone Sextette Saxophone sextet composer  
Columbia 79143 10-in. 4/26/1920 Rastus on parade Columbia Saxophone Sextette Saxophone sextet composer  
Columbia 81730 10-in. 4/25/1924 Red Wing Ernest Errott Thompson Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica (self-accompaniment) composer  
Columbia 81992 10-in. 9/10/1924 At a Georgia camp meeting Connie Faw Sides ; Ernest Thompson Instrumental duet composer  
Columbia 140000 10-in. 9/11/1924 Whistling Rufus Ernest Thompson Male vocal solo and whistling, with banjo and harmonica composer  
Columbia 140003 10-in. 9/10/1924 Whistling Rufus Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar composer  
Columbia 30187 12-in. 11/4/1908 Kerry Mills' barn dance Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 30188 12-in. approximately 1908 If you were mine Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 30277 12-in. 7/17/1909 Kiss your minstrel boy goodbye Arthur Collins ; Rambler Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra ("Kiss your minstrel boy goodbye"); male vocal solo, with vocal quartet ("When a pal of mine steals a gal of mine") composer  
Columbia 37287 12-in. 5/18/1915 At a Georgia camp-meeting Prince's Band ; G. Hepburn Wilson Band composer  
Columbia 49311 12-in. 2/16/1918 Tom, Dick and Harry and Jack (Hurry back) Prince's Band Band composer  
Columbia W143780 10-in. 3/28/1927 Meet me in St. Louis, Louie Roe Brothers and Morrell Male vocal trio, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar composer  
Columbia W145043 10-in. 10/31/1927 Red Wing Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Columbia W145177 10-in. 11/9/1927 Whistling Rufus Cotton and Barfield Instrumental duet composer  
Columbia W148319 10-in. 4/16/1929 Georgia camp meeting Leake County Revelers String band, with yodeling composer  
Columbia W151921 10-in. 10/24/1931 Whistlin' Rufus Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with whistling duet composer  
OKeh 8857 12-in. Jan. 1925 Georgia camp meeting Jenkins Family Female-male vocal duet, with organ and talking composer, lyricist  
OKeh 9300 10-in. Aug. 1925 Whistlin' Rufus J.D. McFarlane and Daughter Fiddle (violin) solo, with piano composer  
OKeh S-70299 10-in. Nov. 1921 Della-Rhea Joseph M. Knecht ; Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-71090 10-in. Dec. 1922 Red Wing J. Kalani Peterson Instrumental Quartette ; Prince Lei Lani Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet composer  
OKeh W80574 10-in. 3/18/1927 Red Wing Homer Christopher ; Raney Van Vink Guitar and accordion duet composer  
(Results 151-175 of 201 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mills, Kerry," accessed April 18, 2024,

Mills, Kerry. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 18, 2024, from

"Mills, Kerry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 April 2024.

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