The Rockin' Chair Lady (1931-1950)

The Rockin' Chair Lady (1931-1950)

by Mildred Bailey



One of at least six Mildred Bailey compilation albums with the phrase "Rockin' Chair Lady" in the title, this 20-track overview issued by GRP in 1994 spans virtually her entire recording career from her Paul Whiteman days (1931) to one of her very last sessions (1950). Possessed of a lovely and at times delicate voice, Mildred Bailey specialized in Tin Pan Alley pop tunes, mostly songs of love and heartbreak. Married for a while to xylophonist and bandleader Red Norvo, she achieved fame during the 1930s but gradually receded from the limelight after 1940. This collection of vintage recordings, which were originally released on Decca phonograph records, includes sublime interpretations of songs by Fats Waller, Benny Carter, Lovie Austin, Hoagy Carmichael, and Duke Ellington.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/1994
Label: Verve
UPC: 0011105064422
catalogNumber: 644

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mildred Bailey   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bunny Berigan   Trumpet
Delta Rhythm Boys   Ensemble
Glen Gray   Reeds
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Ted Nash   Reeds
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Herman Chittison   Piano
Pee Wee Hunt   Trombone
Jack Jenney   Trumpet
Si Zentner   Trombone
John Best   Trumpet
Tony Briglia   Drums
Irving Cottler   Drums
Joe Hall   Piano
Hendrickson   Guitar
Jimmie Hoskins   Drums
Eddie Kusby   Trombone
Billy Kyle   Piano
Jimmy Lytell   Clarinet
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Carmen Mastren   Guitar
Murray McEachern   Trombone
John Rotella   Reeds
Kenny Sargent   Reeds
Wilbur Schwartz   Reeds
O'Neill Spencer   Drums
Stanley Dennis   Bass
Gene Gifford   Guitar
Joe Hostetter   Trumpet
Clarence Hutchenrider   Reeds
Mel Jenssen   Violin
Billy Rauch   Trombone
Grachan Moncur   Bass
Bobby Lee Jones   Trumpet
Bo Ashford   Trumpet
Frenchy Covetti   Bass
Charlie Barbour   Bass

Technical Credits

Alberta Hunter   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Earl Hines   Composer
John Hammond   Producer
Lovie Austin   Composer
Dave Grusin   Executive Producer
Orrin Keepnews   Reissue Producer
Leon René   Composer
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Charles Carpenter   Composer
Gene Gifford   Arranger
Dan Serrano   Art Direction
Roy Hemming   Liner Notes
Hollis King   Art Direction
Clarence Muse   Composer
Otis Rene   Composer
Louis Dunlap   Composer

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