Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 7/20/02 - 7/26/02)


BACK UP GROUPS... PART TEN: THE MILLS BROTHERS!

TRIBUTE TO THE MILLS BROTHERS... PART THREE!
(Special Series Of Selected 1930's Recordings, Presented Intermittently Over The Next Few Months)

"Shine"
by Bing Crosby with The Mills Brothers
on Columbia 4421-M
released in 1947
(originally Brunswick 6276 released 1932)

"My Honey's Lovin' Arms"
by Bing Crosby with The Mills Brothers
on Columbia 4304-M
released in 1944
(originally Brunswick 6525 released 1933)

Photo of The Mills Brothers Photo of Bing Crosby

Above Left: Photo of The Mills Brothers. (L-R) Herbert, Harry, John Sr., and Donald. John Sr. came into the group after John Jr.'s death in 1936. For more information about The Mills Brothers at the "Remembering The Mills Brothers" web site, please click HERE.

Above Right: Photo of Bing Crosby. Bing was no stranger to vocal group harmonizing, having been with The Rhythm Boys starting in the 1920's. To learn more about The Rhythm Boys and listen to some of their records at "The Red Hot Jazz Archive", please click HERE.



Columbia Label-Bing Crosby with Mills Brothers-1947 Columbia Label-Bing Crosby with Mills Brothers-1944
Above Left: Label image for Columbia 4421-M released April 1947. Also released on Brunswick 6276 in April 1932, Brunswick 6485 in February 1933, Columbia 4305-M in October 1944, and Harmony 5-1226 in October 1952.

Above Right: Label image for Columbia 4304-M released October 1944. Also released on Brunswick 6525 in March 1933 and Harmony 5-1227 in October 1952.

Bing had one other side with The Mills Brothers, "Dinah", originally released on Brunswick 6240 in February 1932.

Listen to this week's selections:

A) Click on an option below to listen to Streaming RealAudio.

"Shine" - Bing Crosby with The Mills Brothers - Columbia 4421-M - 1947
"My Honey's Lovin' Arms" - Bing Crosby with The Mills Brothers - Columbia 4304-M - 1944
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

B) Click on an option below to listen to Downloading RealAudio.

"Shine" - Bing Crosby with The Mills Brothers - Columbia 4421-M - 1947 (file size=481KB)
"My Honey's Lovin' Arms" - Bing Crosby with The Mills Brothers - Columbia 4304-M - 1944 (file size=460KB)

FOR PART ONE OF THIS TRIBUTE, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

FOR PART TWO OF THIS TRIBUTE, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

FOR ANOTHER EARLY MILLS BROTHERS RECORD, "PUT ON YOUR OLD GREY BONNET", PLEASE CLICK HERE.


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