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Squeeze Me: Big Hits from a Great Lady

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This is a terrific collection of Mildred Bailey sides from her prime years, 1933-1939. It is true that some, maybe many, would argue that the years she spent with Paul Whiteman (1929-1932) were her best ones, but these were the years she actually came to national prominence. The creativity in her vocal style was fully developed in 1933 when she began to take some chances while continuing to score hits and enjoy widespread success. The list of musicians who appeared in her backing orchestras at this time included Bunny Berigan , Mary Lou Williams, Grachan Moncur II, Teddy Wilson, Chu Berry, Cozy Cole, Coleman Hawkins, Fletcher Henderson, Jimmy Dorsey, Eddie Sauter, Johnny ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This is a terrific collection of Mildred Bailey sides from her prime years, 1933-1939. It is true that some, maybe many, would argue that the years she spent with Paul Whiteman (1929-1932) were her best ones, but these were the years she actually came to national prominence. The creativity in her vocal style was fully developed in 1933 when she began to take some chances while continuing to score hits and enjoy widespread success. The list of musicians who appeared in her backing orchestras at this time included Bunny Berigan , Mary Lou Williams, Grachan Moncur II, Teddy Wilson, Chu Berry, Cozy Cole, Coleman Hawkins, Fletcher Henderson, Jimmy Dorsey, Eddie Sauter, Johnny Hodges, and many others. The material here is basically knockout. Among the 24 cuts on this single disc are blues and jazz classics such as "Rockin Chair," "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "Don't Be That Way," "Junk Man," "Barrelhouse Music," "'Taint What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)," her unique reading of "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You," and a terrific version of Fats Waller's wonderful nugget "Squeeze Me." Sound quality is fine for the period, the liner notes are fundamental but informational, and the price is absolutely right. Squeeze Me is a great place to start a Mildred Bailey collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2000
  • Label: Jasmine Music
  • UPC: 604988256826
  • Catalog Number: 2568
  • Sales rank: 136,323

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mildred Bailey Primary Artist
Buster Bailey Clarinet
Bunny Berigan Trumpet
Chu Berry Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone
John Kirby Bass
Gene Krupa Drums
Red Norvo Xylophone
Artie Shaw Clarinet
Teddy Wilson Piano
Charlie Shavers Trumpet
Dave Barbour Guitar
Cozy Cole Drums
Hank D'Amico Alto Saxophone
Ziggy Elman Trumpet
George Wettling Drums
Mitch Miller English Horn
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Russell Procope Alto Saxophone
Mary Lou Williams Piano
Robert Burns Clarinet
Red Ballard Trombone
Artie Bernstein Bass
Larry Binyon Tenor Saxophone
Vernon Brown Trombone
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet
Eddie Dougherty Drums
Buff Estes Alto Saxophone
Nick Fatool Drums
Fletcher Henderson Piano
Herbie Haymer Tenor Saxophone
Bill Hyland Trumpet
Jerry Jerome Saxophone
Stan King Drums
Manny Klein Trumpet
Billy Kyle Piano
Jimmy Maxwell Trumpet
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello Alto Saxophone
Eddie Sauter Trumpet
Arthur Schutt Piano
Floyd Smith Guitar
O'Neill Spencer Drums
Ted Vesely Trombone
Jimmy Blake Trumpet
Arnold Covarrubias Guitar
Dick McDonough Guitar
Melvin "Red" Solomon Trumpet
Allen Hanlon Guitar
Carl Prager Bass Clarinet
Joe Liss Piano
Al Mastren Trombone
Fulton McGrath Piano
Stew Pletcher Trumpet
Frank Simeone Alto Saxophone
Grachan Moncur II Bass
Jimmy Carroll Clarinet
Charlie Margulis Trumpet
Wes Hein Trombone
Lou Shoobe Bass
Rueben "Zeke" Zarchey Trumpet
Barney Zudecoff Trumpet
Frank Worrell Guitar
Eddie Powell Flute
Leonard Goldstein Saxophone
Sonny Lee Trombone
Technical Credits
Benny Goodman Composer
Edgar Sampson Composer
J. Johnson Composer
Al J. Neiburg Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Marty Symes Composer
Hall Johnson Composer
Willard Robison Composer
Benjamin Franklin Spikes Composer
Jerry Levinson Composer
John Spikes Composer
Kay Werner Composer
W. Benton Overstreet Composer
Sue Werner Composer
Billy Higgins Composer
Robert Wright Composer
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