Jackie Mills

Jackie Mills (born March 11, 1922, New York City - died March 22, 2010, Beaumont, California) was an American jazz drummer.

Mills first learned guitar before picking up drums when he was ten years old. He played in the swing groups of Charlie Barnet and Boyd Raeburn in the 1940s, then with Jazz at the Philharmonic, Gene Norman, Babe Russin, Mannie Klein, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Rene Touzet, Sonny Criss, Andre Previn, Lionel Hampton, Stan Getz, Woody Herman, and Red Norvo. Later in the 1940s he became interested in bebop and began playing in a style influenced by Max Roach. He began playing with Harry James in 1949, working with him through the late 1950s. He recorded as a session musician in the 1950s, including with Gerry Wiggins and Anita O'Day, and did production work for Columbia, MGM, Mainstream, Capitol and Liberty Records, founding the Larrabee Sound Studios. He occasionally recorded in the 1960s, including with Freddie Roach in 1966 and Dodo Marmarosa in 1978, but was chiefly active as a record executive in his later career.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 11, 1922 (Brooklyn), Died March 22, 2010

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1942 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 47 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-071651 10-in. 1/20/1942 Ya lu-blu (I love you) Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Al Lane Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-071652 10-in. 1/20/1942 Night of nights (Tura lura li) Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Al Lane Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-071653 10-in. 1/20/1942 Do you know? (Well, I do) Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Al Lane Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-071654 10-in. 1/20/1942 I can't get started Charlie Barnet Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7VB-0513 10-in. 4/22/1947 Boppin' the blues Lucky Seven (Lucky Thompson) ; Lucky Thompson Jazz/dance octet instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7VB-2151 10-in. 12/3/1947 I met a miss in Texas Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7VB-2156 10-in. 12/4/1947 With a sweep of my sombrero Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7VB-2158 10-in. 12/4/1947 Dusty Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80008 8/4/1947 The man I love, part 1 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80009 8/4/1947 The man I love, part 2 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80010 8/4/1947 The man I love, part 3 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80011 8/4/1947 The man I love, part 4 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80448 1/24/1951 Sweet Adeline Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80449 1/24/1951 Diane Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80450 1/24/1951 Marcheta Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84171 3/18/1953 Sentimental journey Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84172 3/18/1953 In a sentimental mood Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84173 3/18/1953 Sentimental baby Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84174 3/18/1953 Sentimental and melancholy Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84175 3/18/1953 Sentimental me and romantic you Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84176 3/18/1953 (I love you) For sentimental reasons Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84177 3/18/1953 Blue and sentimental Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84335 4/15/1953 Turbans on parade (Arab dance) Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84336 4/15/1953 Not so Spanish, please (Spanish dance) Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84337 4/15/1953 Hour glass special (Dance of the hours) Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 1-25 of 47 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mills, Jackie," accessed August 7, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/331771.

Mills, Jackie. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 7, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/331771.

"Mills, Jackie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 7 August 2022.

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