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Born: 1928    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

The Mills Brothers were a major African-American jazz and pop vocal group of the 20th century producing more than 2,000 recordings that sold more than 50 million copies and garnered at least three dozen gold records. The Mills Brothers were inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998

The group was originally composed of four brothers all born in Piqua, Ohio, just 25 miles north of Dayton: John Jr. (1911-1936) basso and guitarist, Herbert (1912-1989) tenor, Harry (1913-1982) baritone, and Donald (1915-1999) lead tenor.

Their parents were John H. and Eathel Mills. Their father, John Sr., owned a barber shop and founded a barbershop quartet, called the '”Four Kings of Harmony”'....
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Singles 1931
"Tiger Rag"
"Nobody's Sweetheart"
"Gems From George White's Scandals"
(with Bing Crosby & Boswell Sisters)
1932
"Dinah"(with Bing Crosby)
"Can't We Talk It Over?"
(with Bing Crosby)
"You Rascal, You"
"Baby, Won't You Please Come Home"
"I Heard"
"Good-bye, Blues"
"Rockin' Chair"
"Shine"(with Bing Crosby)
"Chinatown, My Chinatown"
"St. Louis Blues"
"Sweet Sue"
"Bugle Call Rag"
"It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"
1934
"I Found a New Baby"
"Swing It, Sister"
"Money In My Pockets"
"Sleepy Head"
1937
"Dedicated To You"
(with Ella Fitzgerald)
"Big Boy Blue"
(with Ella Fitzgerald)
"Darling Nelly Gray"
(with Louis Armstrong)
1938
"Flat Foot Floogee"
(with Louis Armstrong) "Sixty Seconds Got Together" 8
1939
"Sweet Adeline"
"You Tell Me Your Dreams, I'll Tell You Mine"
1940
"Old Black Joe"
"W.P.A."
(with Louis Armstrong)
1942
"Paper Doll"
1943
"Paper Doll"(re-entry)
"I'll Be Around"
1944
"You Always Hurt the One You Love"
"Till Then"
1945
"I Wish"
"Put Another Chair At the Table"
1946
"Don't Be a Baby, Baby"
"I Don't Know Enough About You"
"There's No One But You"
"I Guess I'll Get the Papers and Go Home"
1947
"Across the Alley From the Alamo"
"Dream, Dream, Dream"
"Oh! My Achin' Heart"
"When You Were Sweet Sixteen"
1948
"Manana (Is Soon Enough For Me)"
"S-H-I-N-E"
"Gloria"
1949
"I Love You So Much It Hurts Me"
"I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm"
"Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)"
"Who'll Be the Next One (To Cry Over You)"
1950
"Daddy's Little Girl"
"Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)"
1952
"Be My Life's Companion"
"The Glow-Worm"
"Lazy River"
1953
"Twice As Much"
"Say Si Si"
"Pretty Butterfly"
"Who Put the Devil In Evelyn's Eyes"
"The Jones Boy"
1954
"She Was Five and He Was Ten"
"You Didn't Want Me When You Had Me (So Why Do You Want Me Now)"
"A Carnival In Venice"
"How Blue?"
1955
"Suddenly There's a Valley"
1956
"All the Way 'Round the World"
"Standing On the Corner"
1957
"Queen of the Senior Prom"
1958
"Get a Job"
1959
"Yellow Bird"
1968
"Cab Driver"
"My Shy Violet"
"The Ol' Race Track"
1969
"The Jimtown Road"
1970
"It Ain't No Big Thing"

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