The Incomparable Mildred Bailey

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Mildred Bailey was one of the top female jazz singers of the 1930s. The first female vocalist to sing regularly with a big band Paul Whiteman's, she was often associated with her husband, xylophonist Red Norvo's orchestra and combos during her prime years. This sampler has 18 of Bailey's better recordings mostly from 1935-40 including "Someday Sweetheart," "It's Love I'm After," "Rockin' Chair," "Wham" and "I'm Nobody's Baby" which has a futuristic trumpet solo from Roy Eldridge. Because there are more comprehensive and generous Bailey sets available, this CD is not essential, but it serves as a good introduction to the underrated singer. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Mildred Bailey was one of the top female jazz singers of the 1930s. The first female vocalist to sing regularly with a big band Paul Whiteman's, she was often associated with her husband, xylophonist Red Norvo's orchestra and combos during her prime years. This sampler has 18 of Bailey's better recordings mostly from 1935-40 including "Someday Sweetheart," "It's Love I'm After," "Rockin' Chair," "Wham" and "I'm Nobody's Baby" which has a futuristic trumpet solo from Roy Eldridge. Because there are more comprehensive and generous Bailey sets available, this CD is not essential, but it serves as a good introduction to the underrated singer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/2003
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998907522
  • Catalog Number: 89075

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mildred Bailey Primary Artist, Vocals
Buster Bailey Clarinet
Bunny Berigan Trumpet
Chu Berry Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Bert Trombone
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Roy Eldridge Trumpet
Freddie Green Guitar
Jo Jones Drums
John Kirby Bass
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
Mitch Miller English Horn, Oboe
Loren Connors Trombone
Russell Procope Alto Saxophone
Mary Lou Williams Piano
Robert Burns Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Walter Page Bass
Bill Beason Drums
Artie Bernstein Bass
Larry Binyon Clarinet
John Collins Guitar
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Eddie Dougherty Drums
Herschel Evans Tenor Saxophone
Mickey Folus Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Chris Griffin Trumpet
Herbie Haymer Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Bill Hyland Trumpet
Jerry Jerome Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Stan King Drums
Bob Kitsis Piano
Billy Kyle Piano
Louis Mucci Trumpet
Moe Purtill Drums
Allan Reuss Guitar
Floyd Smith Guitar
O'Neill Spencer Drums
Ted Sturgis Bass
Dave Tough Drums
John Williams Bass
Jimmy Blake Trumpet
Dick McDonough Guitar
Allen Hanlon Guitar
Carl Prager Bass Clarinet
Charlie Lamphere Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Al Mastren Trombone
Fulton McGrath Piano
Reggie Merrill Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Stew Pletcher Trumpet
Jimmy Sherman Piano
Frank Simeone Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Carroll Clarinet
The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Accompaniment
Red Norvo & His Orchestra Maracas, Performing Ensemble, Accompaniment
Pete Peterson Bass
Zeke Zarchy Trumpet
Freddy Artzberger Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Gemus Flute
Wes Hein Trombone
Sam Spumberg Oboe, Tenor Saxophone
Frank Vesley Drums
George Wetting Drums
Barney Zudecoff Trumpet
Eddie Powell Flute
Bill Miller Piano
Abe Noel Trombone
Bob Kennedy Trumpet
Leonard Goldstein Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Joe Kauchek Bass
Freddy Sharp Drums
Jimmy Saiko Trumpet
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Sigmund Romberg Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Tony Bennett Quotes Researched & Compiled
Teddy Wilson Composer
John Hammond Sr. Producer
Edgar Sampson Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Alec Wilder Arranger, Composer, Director
Andy Razaf Composer
Nacio Herb Brown Composer
Milton Ager Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Michael Cuscuna Producer
Arthur Freed Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Jack Kapp Producer
Magic Sam Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Doug Pomeroy Mastering
Leo Robin Composer
Eddie Sauter Arranger
James Van Heusen Composer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Scott Wenzel Producer
Bernie Hanighen Composer, Producer
Bill Milkowski Liner Notes
Russ Columbo Composer
Johnny Thompson Arranger
Arthur Johnston Composer
Morty Palitz Producer
Henry Nemo Composer
Benny Davis Composer
Clarence Gaskill Composer
Sidney Mitchell Composer
Lew Pollack Composer
Benjamin Franklin Spikes Composer
John Klenner Composer
Lester Santly Composer
Lloyd Shaffer Composer
John Spikes Composer
Alice Butts Art Direction
Jean Kenbrovin Composer
Douglas Grabowski Packaging Manager
John Kellette Composer
Scott Sheets Composer
Tedd Steele Composer
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