Mills Brothers: Paper Doll (their 56 finest) | Retrospective RTS4263

Mills Brothers: Paper Doll (their 56 finest)


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Label: Retrospective

Cat No: RTS4263

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 2nd March 2015



Louis Armstrong
Bing Crosby
Ella Fitzgerald
Al Jolson
Mills Brothers


Louis Armstrong
Bing Crosby
Ella Fitzgerald
Al Jolson
Mills Brothers


This is the definitive double-CD selection of the very best of the remarkable Mills Brothers, the most popular male close-harmony group in music history. 'Paper Doll' is our Retrospective tribute, released to celebrate the centenary of the youngest of the brothers, Donald.

Over their remarkable career, the Mills Brothers made, it is estimated, more than two thousand recordings, with combined sales of over 50 million copies. They had a unique style and were uniquely successful, combining as they did the best elements of vaudeville, Negro minstrelsy, barbershop and jazz. In addition, their 'trademark' of vocalising instrumental effects was a sensational novelty.

'Paper Doll' is a compendium of all their major hits since they burst onto the scene in 1931 with Tiger Rag. Countless smashes (there are actually 36 chart successes here!) include such million-sellers as the title track, You Always Hurt The One You Love and their final No.1, The Glow Worm (1952).

The fun is only increased by some delightful duets in which the brothers are joined by Louis Armstrong (Cherry), Bing Crosby (Dinah and Shine), Ella Fitzgerald (Dedicated To You) and Al Jolson (Is It True What They Say About Dixie?).

Track Listing:
CD 1 (1931-1937) Ė 'Goodbye Blues'

1. Goodbye Blues
2. Nobodyís Sweetheart
3. Tiger Rag
4. You Rascal, You!
5. Baby, Wonít You Please Come Home?
6. Dinah (With Bing Crosby)
7. Shine (With Bing Crosby)
8. I Heard
9. Howím I Doiní? Hey, Hey!
10. Chinatown, My Chinatown
11. Sweet Sue, Just You
12. St Louis Blues
13. Bugle Call Rag
14. The Old Man Of The Mountain
15. It Donít Mean A Thing If It Ainít Got That Swing
16. Diga-Diga-Doo
17. My Honeyís Loviní Arms
18. Swing It, Sister
19. Money In My Clothes
20. Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet
21. Sleepy Head
22. Lazybones
23. Nagasaki
24. Sweet Georgia Brown
25. Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider
26. Some Of These Days
27. Iíve Found A New Baby
28. Rockiní Chair
29. Dedicated To You

CD 2 (1937-1952) Ė 'Paper Doll'
1. Paper Doll
2. Carry Me Back To Old Virginny
3. Caravan
4. Sixty Seconds Got Together
5. Jeepers Creepers
6. Stardust
7. Georgia On My Mind
8. Ainít Misbehaviní
9. When You Were Sweet Sixteen
10. Cherry
11. Marie
12. Lazy River
13. Iíll Be Around
14. Till Then
15. You Always Hurt The One You Love
16. I Wish
17. I Donít Know Enough About You
18. Thereís No One But You
19. Across The Alley From The Alamo
20. Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
21. Iíve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
22. Someday Youíll Want Me To Want You
23. Daddyís Little Girl
24. Nevertheless Iím In Love With You
25. Please Donít Talk About Me When I'm Gone
26. Be My Lifeís Companion
27. The Glow-Worm

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