FEATURE: Cab Driver - The Dot & Paramount Years 1958-1972 - Mills Brothers
18 February 2011
After a long and illustrious recording career that had spawned over 60
major US Pop hits for Brunswick and Decca Records, respectively, the
Mills Brothers took a new direction and signed to Paramount’s recently
acquired subsidiary, Dot.
Commencing in 1958, their spell with the label and its parent company lasted some twelve years, and produced some of the group’s finest works, including seven chart hits, four of which make their CD debut on this set.
This long overdue collection, comprising the best of their Dot and Paramount singles, highlights an almost forgotten chapter in the career of what were arguably the most successful and influential vocal group in the history of recorded music. From Doo Wop to Country, Jazz, to mainstream Pop, the quality of the music and group’s inimitable, laid back delivery both remain consistent throughout, and with most of the material officially unavailable since its original release, music fans can finally discover the Mills Brothers could still swing even after the Beatles had broken up!
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1.GET A JOB
2.MUSIC, MAESTRO, PLEASE
4.YOU CAN’T BE TRUE, DEAR
6.TAKE ME ALONG
7.I MISS YOU SO
8.HIGHWAYS ARE HAPPY WAYS (WHEN THEY LEAD THE WAY TO HOME)
9.BALLERINA (AKA DANCE, BALLERINA, DANCE)
10.I FOUND THE ONLY GIRL FOR ME
11.THE END OF THE WORLD
12.IT HURTS ME MORE THAN IT HURTS YOU
13.DON’T BLAME ME
14.YOU’RE MAKING THE WRONG GUY HAPPY
15.BYE BYE BLACKBIRD
16.HONEYSUCKLE ROSE BLUES BOSSA NOVA
17.CAB DRIVER (DRIVE BY MARY’S PLACE)
18.MY SHY VIOLET
19.THE OL’ RACE TRACK
20.THE JIMTOWN ROAD
21.GUY ON THE GO
22.UP TO MAGGIE JONES
23.IT AIN’T NO BIG THING
24.BETWEEN WINSTON-SALEM AND NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
25.I’M SORRY I ANSWERED THE PHONE
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