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|
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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