Mildred Bailey

Complete Columbia Recordings, Vol. 1 (4-CD)

Definitive Records

Bunny Berigan, Chu Berry, Hoagy Carmichael, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Roy Eldridge, Edmond Hall, Coleman Hawkins, Gene Krupa, Glen Miller, Bem Webster

Reference: DRCD 11179

Bar code: 8436006491795

The legendary Rockin' Chair Lady at her very best years. Includes sessions accompanied by Eddie Lang, Frank Trumbauer, Benny Goodman, and the excellent big band headed by her husband, Red Norvo.


Disc 1

01. What kind o' man is you?
02. I like to do things for you
03. Is that religion?
04. Harlem lullaby
05. There's a cabin in the pines
06. lazy bones
07. Shouting in that amen corner
08. Snowball
09. But I can't make a man
10. Give me liberty or give me love
11. Dion' the uptown lowdown
12. Heat wave
13. Junk man
14. Ol' pappy
15. Emaline
16. I'd love to take orders from you
17. I'd rather listen to your eyes
18. Someday, sweetheart
19. when day is done
20. It all begins and ends with you
21. A porter's love song to achambermaid
22. Picture me without you

Disc 2

01. It can happen to you
02. Now that summer is gone
03. Peter piper
04. For sentimental
05. It's love I'm afred
06. 'Long about midnight
07. More than you know
08. A thousand dreams of you
09. Smoke dreams
10. Slummin' on park avenue
11. I've got my love to keep me warm
12. My last affair
13. Trust in me
14. Where are you?
15. You're laughing at me
16. Never in a million years
17. There's a Lull in my life
18. rockin' chair
19. Little Joe
20. If you ever should leave
21. The moon got in my eyes
22. Heaven help this heart of mine
23. It's the natural thing to do

Disc 3

01. Everyone's wrong but me
02. Posin'
03. The morning after
04. Tears in my heart
05. Worried over you
06. Bob white
07. Just a stone's throw from heaven
08. loving you
09. Right or wrong
10. I see your face before me
11. Thanks for the memory
12. From the land of sky blue water
13. Lover come back
14. Always and always
15. I was doing alright
16. It's wonderful
17. Our love is here to stay
18. More than ever
19. The weekend of a private secretary
20. Please be kind
21. There's a boy in Harlem

Disc 4

01. Bewildered
02. I can't favce the music
03. Don't be that way
04. At your beck and call
05. Says my heart
06. I let a song go out of my heart
07. moonshine over Kentucky
08. Rock it for me
09. After dinner speech
10. If you were in my place
11. Daydreamin' (All night long)
12. A cigarette and a silhouette
13. (I've been) Savin' myself for you
14. You leave me breathless
15. Washboard blues
16. My melancholy baby
17. 'Round my old deserted
18. The lonesome road
19. So help me
20. Small fry
21. As long as you live
22. Born to swing

Titles sequenced in chronological order.
Only master takes.

High Resolution · 24-Bit Edition



"Boasting a charismatic voice that had an amazing emotional range, Mildred Bailey is one of the more underrated talents of the jazz era. On the Complete Columbia Recordings, Vol. 1, Bailey's incredible vocals are showcased on hundreds of songs, sequenced in chronological order from sessions done in 1938. A who's who of guest musicians accompany her, including Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Hoagy Carmichael, Eddie Lang, and Gene Krupa, among many others. Bailey shines; her range may not be the most impressive, but she more than makes up for it with her phrasing and intonation. Due to the sheer size of the set, this may be something for collectors and die-hard fans only, but to any adventurous listeners with a large pocketbook, this is a detailed and complete collection from a magical period in Bailey's career."

Bradley Torreano -All Music Guide


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