Complete Columbia Recordings, Vol. 1

Complete Columbia Recordings, Vol. 1

by Mildred BaileyMildred Bailey


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/29/2002
Label: Definitive Spain
UPC: 8436006491795
catalogNumber: 11179


Disc 1

  1. What Kind O' Man Is You?
  2. I Like to Do Things for You
  3. Is That Religion?
  4. Harlem Lullaby
  5. There's a Cabin in the Pines
  6. Lazy Bones
  7. Shoutin' in That Amen Corner
  8. Snowball
  9. But I Can't Make a Man
  10. Give Me Liberty or Give Me Love
  11. Doin' 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 a Chambermaid
  22. Picture Me Without You

Disc 2

  1. It Can Happen to You
  2. Now That Summer Is Gone
  3. Peter Piper
  4. For Sentimental Reasons
  5. It's Love I'm After
  6. 'Long About Midnight
  7. More Than You Know
  8. A Thousand Dreams of You
  9. Smoke Dreams
  10. Slumming 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

  1. Everyone's Wrong But Me
  2. Posin'
  3. The Morning After
  4. Tears in My Heart
  5. Worried Over You
  6. Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?)
  7. Just a Stone's Throw from Heaven
  8. Loving You
  9. Right or Wrong
  10. I See Your Face Before Me
  11. Thanks for the Memory
  12. From the Land of the Sky Blue Water
  13. Lover, Come Back to Me
  14. Always and Always
  15. I Was Doing All Right
  16. It's Wonderful
  17. 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

  1. Bewildered
  2. I Can't Face the Music
  3. Don't Be That Way
  4. At Your Beck and Call
  5. Says My Heart
  6. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
  7. Moonshine Over Kentucky
  8. Rock It for Me
  9. After Dinner Speech
  10. If You Were in My Place (What Would You Do?)
  11. Daydreaming (All Night Long)
  12. A Cigarette and a Silhouette
  13. (I've Been) Saving Myself for You
  14. You Leave Me Breathless
  15. Washboard Blues
  16. My Melancholy Baby
  17. 'Round My Old Deserted Farm
  18. The Lonesome Road
  19. So Help Me
  20. Small Fry
  21. As Long as You Live
  22. Born to Swing

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mildred Bailey   Primary Artist
Hoagy Carmichael   Piano
Bunny Berigan   Trumpet
Chu Berry   Tenor Saxophone
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Glen Gray   Alto Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar
Jo Jones   Drums
John Kirby   Bass
Gene Krupa   Drums
Red Norvo   Xylophone
Artie Shaw   Clarinet
Joe Venuti   Violin
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Cozy Cole   Drums
Hank D'Amico   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Ziggy Elman   Trumpet
Pee Wee Hunt   Trombone
Carl Kress   Guitar
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Frankie Trumbauer   Alto Saxophone,C-Melody Saxophone
George Wettling   Drums
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone
Walter Page   Bass
George Berg   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Artie Bernstein   Bass
Larry Binyon   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Tony Briglia   Drums
John Collins   Guitar
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Eddie Dougherty   Drums
Herschel Evans   Tenor Saxophone
George   Trombone
Chris Griffin   Trumpet
Joe Hall   Piano
Herbie Haymer   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Bill Hyland   Trumpet
Jerry Jerome   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Stan King   Drums
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Johnny Mercer   Human Whistle
Louis Mucci   Trumpet
Truck Parham   Bass
Moe Purtill   Drums
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Andy Russo   Trumpet
Eddie Sauter   Trumpet
Arthur Schutt   Piano
Dave Tough   Drums
George Wendt   Trumpet
Jimmy Blake   Trumpet
Dick McDonough   Guitar
Webster   Trombone
Roy Bargy   Piano
Allen Hanlon   Guitar
Teddy Cole   Piano
Pat Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Stanley Dennis   Bass
Gene Gifford   Guitar
Harry Goldfield   Trumpet
Mel Jenssen   Violin
Charlie Lamphere   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Min Leibrook   Bass Saxophone
Joe Liss   Piano
Mastren   Trombone
Fulton McGrath   Piano
Stew Pletcher   Trumpet
Billy Rauch   Trombone
Jimmy Sherman   Piano
Frank Simeone   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Charles Strickfaden   Alto Saxophone
Bobby Lee Jones   Trumpet
Pete Peterson   Bass
Zeke Zarchy   Trumpet
Sonny Dunham   Trumpet
Grady Watts   Trumpet
Slats Long   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Charlie Margulis   Trumpet
Mike Trafficante   Bass
Izzy Friedman   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
George "Scoops" Carry   Alto Saxophone
Wes Hein   Trombone
Maurice Kogan   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Red McGarvey   Guitar
Henry Whiteman   Violin
Barney Zudecoff   Trumpet
Bill Miller   Piano
Eddie Meyers   Trumpet
Leo Moran   Trombone
Leonard Goldstein   Bass,Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bernard Daly   Alto Saxophone
Sonny Lee   Trombone
George Marsh   Drums
Chick Condon   Vocals
Jack Owens   Trumpet

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Contributor
Frank Froeba   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Trummy Young   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Milton Ager   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Clay Boland   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Tommy Dorsey   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Bud Green   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Eddie Sauter   Arranger
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Marty Symes   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Jack Yellen   Composer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
George Bassman   Arranger
Teddy Powell   Composer
Gene Gifford   Arranger
Andy Secrest   Contributor
Willard Robison   Composer
Alex Hill   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Victor Schertzinger   Composer
Henry Nemo   Composer
Harry Revel   Composer
Louis Alter   Composer
Ralph Freed   Composer
Frederick Hollander   Composer
Sidney Mitchell   Composer
Frank Perkins   Composer
Lew Pollack   Composer
Abner Silver   Composer
Benjamin Franklin Spikes   Composer
Jerry Levinson   Composer
Bill Miller   Arranger
Walter Samuels   Composer
Sherman   Composer
John Spikes   Composer
Kay Werner   Composer
Leonard Whitcup   Composer
Moe Jaffe   Composer
J.G. Calvados   Liner Notes
Billy Rose   Composer
Robert Katscher   Composer
Sue Werner   Composer
Fred B. Callahan   Composer
Margod Millhane   Composer
Robert Wright   Composer
Ed Nelson   Composer

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