Mrs. Swing

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This four-CD set from England's Proper label is one of the great music bargains of the era; priced just right, it encompasses 101 sides recorded by swing-era songstress Mildred Bailey between 1929 and 1942. From the earliest sides, accompanied by members of Paul Whiteman's orchestra led by guitarist Eddie Lang with Hoagy Carmichael sitting in on piano as well as providing the song "What Kind O' Man Is You" and the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, right up through her last Columbia sessions with her husband Red Norvo, the sound is excellent. The state-of-the-art remastering brings out all of the detail right down to the rhythm instruments, and it lends Bailey's voice a special ...
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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This four-CD set from England's Proper label is one of the great music bargains of the era; priced just right, it encompasses 101 sides recorded by swing-era songstress Mildred Bailey between 1929 and 1942. From the earliest sides, accompanied by members of Paul Whiteman's orchestra led by guitarist Eddie Lang with Hoagy Carmichael sitting in on piano as well as providing the song "What Kind O' Man Is You" and the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, right up through her last Columbia sessions with her husband Red Norvo, the sound is excellent. The state-of-the-art remastering brings out all of the detail right down to the rhythm instruments, and it lends Bailey's voice a special richness and intimacy. Each disc is separately titled, using a representative song of the period from the selection, and there's a nicely thorough booklet complete with sessionography accompanying the slipcased set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/2003
  • Label: Proper Box Uk
  • UPC: 805520020572
  • Catalog Number: 57

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 What Kind O' Man Is You? - Eddie Lang & His Orchestra (3:26)
  2. 2 Is That Religion? - The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (3:03)
  3. 3 Harlem Lullaby - The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (2:58)
  4. 4 Lazy Bones - The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (3:05)
  5. 5 But I Can't Make a Man - The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (2:59)
  6. 6 Doin' the Uptown Lowdown - The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (2:53)
  7. 7 Heat Wave - Casa Loma Orchestra (2:47)
  8. 8 Junk Man - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:05)
  9. 9 Ol' Pappy - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:14)
  10. 10 Emaline - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:26)
  11. 11 I'd Love to Take Orders from You - Mildred Bailey & Her Swing Band (2:43)
  12. 12 I'd Rather Listen to Your Eyes - Mildred Bailey & Her Swing Band (3:08)
  13. 13 Someday Sweetheart - Mildred Bailey & Her Swing Band (3:30)
  14. 14 When Day Is Done - Mildred Bailey & Her Swing Band (3:29)
  15. 15 Willow Tree - Mildred Bailey & Her Alley Cats (3:27)
  16. 16 Honeysuckle Rose - Mildred Bailey & Her Alley Cats (3:02)
  17. 17 Squeeze Me - Mildred Bailey & Her Alley Cats (3:09)
  18. 18 Downhearted Blues - Mildred Bailey & Her Alley Cats (3:29)
  19. 19 A Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (3:15)
  20. 20 Picture Me Without You - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (3:17)
  21. 21 Now That Summer Is Gone - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (2:55)
  22. 22 For Sentimental Reasons - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:11)
  23. 23 It's Love I'm After - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:11)
  24. 24 'Long About Midnight - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:00)
Disc 2
  1. 1 More Than You Know - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:17)
  2. 2 A Thousand Dreams of You - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (3:00)
  3. 3 Smoke Dreams - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (3:07)
  4. 4 Slumming on Park Avenue - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (2:42)
  5. 5 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (2:57)
  6. 6 My Last Affair - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:04)
  7. 7 Trust in Me - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:04)
  8. 8 Where Are You? - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:17)
  9. 9 You're Laughing at Me - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:49)
  10. 10 Never in a Million Years - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:54)
  11. 11 There's a Lull in My Life - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:59)
  12. 12 Rockin' Chair - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:14)
  13. 13 If You Should Ever Leave - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:04)
  14. 14 The Moon Got in My Eyes - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:37)
  15. 15 Heaven Help This Heart of Mine - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:43)
  16. 16 It's the Natural Thing to Do - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:02)
  17. 17 Posin' - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (2:32)
  18. 18 Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?) - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:00)
  19. 19 I See Your Face Before Me - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:59)
  20. 20 Thanks for the Memory - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:36)
  21. 21 Lover, Come Back to Me - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:15)
  22. 22 Always and Always - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (2:39)
  23. 23 I Was Doing All Right - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (3:00)
  24. 24 It's Wonderful - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (2:46)
  25. 25 Love Is Here to Stay - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (2:49)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Weekend of a Private Secretary - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (2:48)
  2. 2 Please Be Kind - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (2:45)
  3. 3 Bewildered - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:07)
  4. 4 I Can't Face the Music - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:38)
  5. 5 Don't Be That Way - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:48)
  6. 6 At Your Beck and Call - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:41)
  7. 7 Says My Heart - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (2:27)
  8. 8 I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:38)
  9. 9 Rock It for Me - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:14)
  10. 10 If You Were in My Place - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:11)
  11. 11 (I've Been) Saving Myself for You - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (2:50)
  12. 12 You Leave Me Breathless - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (3:13)
  13. 13 Washboard Blues - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:53)
  14. 14 My Melancholy Baby - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:12)
  15. 15 So Help Me - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:32)
  16. 16 Small Fry - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:35)
  17. 17 As Long as You Live (You'll Be Dead If You Die) - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:13)
  18. 18 Put Your Heart in a Song - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (2:59)
  19. 19 The Sunny Side of Things - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (2:40)
  20. 20 Garden of the Moon - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (2:39)
  21. 21 Love Is Where You Find It - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:18)
  22. 22 I Used to Be Color Blind - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:15)
  23. 23 This Is Madness (To Love Like This) - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (3:11)
  24. 24 My Reverie - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:05)
  25. 25 What Have You Got That Gets Me? - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:21)
  26. 26 Old Folks - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:51)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Have You Forgotten So Soon? - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:36)
  2. 2 They Say - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:00)
  3. 3 Blame It on My Last Affair - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:56)
  4. 4 St. Louis Blues - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (3:01)
  5. 5 Begin the Beguine - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:42)
  6. 6 Cuckoo in the Clock - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (2:56)
  7. 7 There'll Never Be Another You - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (2:55)
  8. 8 'Taint What You Do - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:55)
  9. 9 There'll Be Some Changes Made - Mildred Bailey & Her Oxford Greys (3:10)
  10. 10 Gulf Coast Blues - Mildred Bailey & Her Oxford Greys (3:08)
  11. 11 Prisoner of Love - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:48)
  12. 12 The Lamp Is Low - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:57)
  13. 13 Moon Love - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:49)
  14. 14 Ghost of a Chance - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:46)
  15. 15 You're the Moment in My Life - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra (2:55)
  16. 16 I Thought About You - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (2:35)
  17. 17 Bluebirds in the Moonlight - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (2:52)
  18. 18 Darn That Dream - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (2:46)
  19. 19 Peace, Brother! - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (2:55)
  20. 20 All the Things You Are (2:44)
  21. 21 Wham (Re-Bop-Boom-Bam) (2:20)
  22. 22 Give Me Time (2:54)
  23. 23 Don't Take Your Love from Me (2:58)
  24. 24 Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (2:41)
  25. 25 I'll Be Around - Red Norvo & His Orchestra (3:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mildred Bailey Primary Artist, Vocals
Hoagy Carmichael Piano
Buster Bailey Clarinet
Bunny Berigan Trumpet
Chu Berry Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Bert Trombone
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Roy Eldridge Trumpet, Vocals
Benny Goodman Clarinet
Glen Gray Leader, Alto Saxophone
Freddie Green Guitar
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone
Jo Jones Drums
John Kirby Bass
Gene Krupa Drums
Eddie Lang Guitar
Red Norvo Xylophone
Artie Shaw Clarinet
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson Piano
Charlie Shavers Trumpet
Dave Barbour Guitar
Cozy Cole Drums
Hank D'Amico Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Ziggy Elman Trumpet
Edmond Hall Clarinet
Pee Wee Hunt Trombone
Carl Kress Guitar
Zutty Singleton Drums
George Wettling Drums
Grachan Moncur III Bass
Mitch Miller English Horn, Oboe
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Russell Procope Alto Saxophone
Mary Lou Williams Piano
Robert Burns Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Walter Page Bass
Red Ballard Trombone
Bus Bassey Tenor Saxophone
Bill Beason Drums
George Berg Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Artie Bernstein Bass
Tony Briglia Drums
Vernon Brown Trombone
Les Burness Piano
John Collins Guitar
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Eddie Dougherty Drums
Buff Estes Alto Saxophone
Herschel Evans Tenor Saxophone
Nick Fatool Drums
Fletcher Henderson Piano
Mickey Folus Tenor Saxophone
Al George Trombone
Chris Griffin Trumpet
Joe Hall Piano
Herbie Haymer Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Bill Hyland Trumpet
Jerry Jerome Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Stan King Drums
Bob Kitsis Piano
Manny Klein Trumpet
George Koenig Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Billy Kyle Piano
Johnny Martel Trumpet
Jimmy Maxwell Trumpet
Johnny Mercer Human Whistle
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello Alto Saxophone
Louis Mucci Trumpet
Jack Palmer Trumpet
Truck Parham Bass
Moe Purtill Drums
Bill Rank Trombone
Allan Reuss Guitar
Andy Russo Trombone
Jimmy Salko Trumpet
Kenny Sargent Alto Saxophone
Eddie Sauter Trumpet
Arthur Schutt Piano
Floyd Smith Guitar
O'Neill Spencer Drums
Ted Sturgis Bass
Dave Tough Drums
Ted Vesely Trombone
George Wendt Trumpet
John Williams Bass
Jimmy Blake Trumpet
Billy Gussack Drums
Jack King Trumpet
Stuart Mackay Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Dick McDonough Guitar
Melvin "Red" Solomon Trumpet
Allen Hanlon Guitar
Carl Prager Bass Clarinet
Joe Allard Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Teddy Cole Piano
Arnold Covey Guitar
Pat Davis Tenor Saxophone
Stanley Dennis Bass
Gene Gifford Guitar
Clarence Hutchenrider Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Mel Jenssen Violin
Charlie Lamphere Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Joe Liss Piano
Al Mastren Trombone
Fulton McGrath Piano
Reggie Merrill Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Stew Pletcher Trumpet
Billy Rauch Trombone
Andy Secrest Cornet
Jimmy Sherman Piano
Frank Simeone Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Charles Strickfaden Alto Saxophone
Bobby Lee Jones Trumpet
Jimmy Carroll Clarinet
Pete Peterson Bass
Zeke Zarchy Trumpet
Sonny Dunham Trumpet
Grady Watts Trumpet
Slats Long Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Charlie Margulis Trumpet
Mike Trafficante Bass
Izzy Friedman Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Freddy Artzberger Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Gemus Flute, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Wes Hein Trombone
Maurice Kogan Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Red McGarvey Guitar
Lou Shoobe Bass
Sam Spumberg Oboe, Tenor Saxophone
Henry Whiteman Violin
Barney Zudecoff Trumpet
Frank Worrell Guitar
Bernie Daly Alto Saxophone
Eddie Powell Flute
Stewart Anderson Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Bill Miller Piano
Melvin Burns Clarinet
Abe Noel Trombone
Eddie Meyers Trumpet
Leo Moran Trombone
Leo Conners Trombone
Sal Dettore Alto Saxophone
Bob Kennedy Trumpet
Leonard Goldstein Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Buddy Christian Drums
Joe Kauchek Bass
Ray Barr Piano
Manny Binyon Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Scoops Carr Trumpet
Chuck Condon Vocals
Freddy Sharp Guitar
Sonny Lee Trombone
George Marsh Drums
Jack Owens Trumpet
Technical Credits
Alberta Hunter Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Sigmund Romberg Composer
André Kostelanetz Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
James P. Johnson Composer
Horace Silver Composer
Fats Waller Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Edgar Sampson Arranger, Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Alec Wilder Arranger, Composer, Director
Vincent Youmans Composer
Buck Ram Arranger, Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Trummy Young Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Nacio Herb Brown Composer
Milton Ager Composer
Lovie Austin Composer
Rube Bloom Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Saul Chaplin Composer
B.J. Crosby Composer
Mack Davis Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Howard Dietz Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Eddie Durham Composer
Arthur Freed Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Burton Lane Composer
Paul Mann Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Glenn Miller Arranger
Taps Miller Composer
Al J. Neiburg Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Eddie Sauter Arranger, Director
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Stuff Smith Composer
Marty Symes Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
Robert Wells Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
Victor Young Composer
Bernie Hanighen Composer
George Bassman Arranger
Teddy Powell Composer
Gene Gifford Arranger
Johnny Thompson Arranger
Arthur Johnston Composer
Frank Churchill Composer
Willard Robison Composer
Alex Hill Composer
Sam Coslow Composer
Ted Koehler Composer
Harold Adamson Composer
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Edward Eliscu Composer
Seymour Simons Composer
Victor Schertzinger Composer
George Forrest Composer
Henry Nemo Composer
Harry Revel Composer
Louis Alter Composer
Ernie Burnett Composer
Ralph Freed Composer
Dedette Lee Hill Composer
Frederick Hollander Composer
Sidney Mitchell Composer
George Norton Composer
Frank Perkins Composer
Lew Pollack Composer
Abner Silver Composer
Benjamin Franklin Spikes Composer
Peter Tinturin Composer
Jerry Levinson Composer
Mack David Composer
Bill Miller Arranger
Bert Shefter Composer
Al Sherman Composer
Edwin Ward Composer
Kay Werner Composer
Ned Wever Composer
Leonard Whitcup Composer
Andrea Legg DeRose Composer
Joop Visser Producer, Liner Notes
George W. Meyer Composer
W. Benton Overstreet Composer
Stephen Weiss Composer
Al Jacobs Composer
Robert Katscher Composer
Haven Johnson Composer
Sue Werner Composer
Billy Higgins Composer
Fred B. Callahan Composer
Margod Millhane Composer
Herbert W. Spencer Arranger
Robert Wright Composer
John Redmond Composer
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