Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mercoledi Musicale

Sadly Mildred Bailey seems to be largely forgotten today but in the 30s-50s she was known as Mrs Swing!

She recorded "I'm Nobody's Baby" in April of 1940.

Here she is in March 1937 singing one of her standards - Old Rockin' Chair.

10 giugno - Santa Diana


Elizabeth said...

My parents had a boxed set of her LPs and I listened to it a lot growing up. Rockin' chair was one of my favs. Haven't thought of her in years, but she was the real deal! Thanks for reminding me of a great singer.

evilganome said...

I can't believe I've never heard of her. My Uncle Bert had an encyclopedic collection and knowledge of the big bands and was a big fan of the Dorsey brothers.

Maybe he told me about her and I have just blanked on it. At any rate, what a lovely voice! I'll have to find out more about her.

yellowdog granny said...

thank goddess for my mother who introduced me to her when i was about 9 years old...her and a slew of other great singers of her era..