The Rockin' Chair Lady (1931-1950)

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
One of at least six Mildred Bailey compilation albums with the phrase "Rockin' Chair Lady" in the title, this 20-track overview issued by GRP in 1994 spans virtually her entire recording career from her Paul Whiteman days 1931 to one of her very last sessions 1950. Possessed of a lovely and at times delicate voice, Mildred Bailey specialized in Tin Pan Alley pop tunes, mostly songs of love and heartbreak. Married for a while to xylophonist and bandleader Red Norvo, she achieved fame during the 1930s but gradually receded from the limelight after 1940. This collection of vintage recordings, which were originally released on Decca phonograph records, includes sublime ...
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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
One of at least six Mildred Bailey compilation albums with the phrase "Rockin' Chair Lady" in the title, this 20-track overview issued by GRP in 1994 spans virtually her entire recording career from her Paul Whiteman days 1931 to one of her very last sessions 1950. Possessed of a lovely and at times delicate voice, Mildred Bailey specialized in Tin Pan Alley pop tunes, mostly songs of love and heartbreak. Married for a while to xylophonist and bandleader Red Norvo, she achieved fame during the 1930s but gradually receded from the limelight after 1940. This collection of vintage recordings, which were originally released on Decca phonograph records, includes sublime interpretations of songs by Fats Waller, Benny Carter, Lovie Austin, Hoagy Carmichael, and Duke Ellington.
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  • Release Date: 9/27/1994
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 011105064422
  • Catalog Number: 644

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mildred Bailey Primary Artist, Vocals
Bunny Berigan Trumpet
The Delta Rhythm Boys Ensemble
Glen Gray Reeds
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone
Ted Nash Reeds
Teddy Wilson Piano
Dave Barbour Guitar
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Herman Chittison Piano
Pee Wee Hunt Trombone
Jack Jenney Trumpet
Si Zentner Trombone
John Best Trumpet
Tony Briglia Drums
Irving Cottler Drums
Joe Hall Piano
Al Hendrickson Guitar
Jimmie Hoskins Drums
Eddie Kusby Trombone
Billy Kyle Piano
Jimmy Lytell Clarinet
Joe Mondragon Bass
Carmen Mastren Guitar
Murray McEachern Trombone
John Rotella Reeds
Kenny Sargent Reeds
Wilbur Schwartz Reeds
O'Neill Spencer Drums
Stanley Dennis Bass
Gene Gifford Guitar
Joe Hostetter Trumpet
Clarence Hutchenrider Reeds
Mel Jenssen Violin
Billy Rauch Trombone
Grachan Moncur II Bass
Bobby Lee Jones Trumpet
Bo Ashford Trumpet
Frenchy Covetti Bass
Charlie Barbour Bass
Technical Credits
Alberta Hunter Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Earl Hines Composer
John Hammond Sr. Producer
Lovie Austin Composer
Dave Grusin Executive Producer
Terry Kath Composer
Orrin Keepnews Reissue Producer
Leon René Composer
Larry Rosen Executive Producer
Stuart Gorrell Composer
Charles Carpenter Composer
Gene Gifford Arranger
Dan Serrano Art Direction
Erick Labson Remastering
Roy Hemming Liner Notes
Hollis King Art Direction
Clarence Muse Composer
Otis Rene Composer
Louis Dunlap Composer
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