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MILDRED BALIEY - The Rockin' Chair Lady 1929-1947 - Double CD

MILDRED BALIEY - The Rockin' Chair Lady 1929-1947 - Double CD
CD / Product Number: RTS4344

Here is the finest double CD available of one the greatest of all jazz singers. Washingtonian Mildred Rinker (1907-1951) took her first married name to become, as Mildred Bailey, the first truly great white jazz singer. In every way she was a big star she was built on a huge scale, and she outsold all other jazz ladies of the 30s apart from Billie Holiday. Mildred Bailey was known as The Rockin’ Chair Lady after her great success with Hoagy’s Carmichael’s classic, and that provides the title for Retrospective’s tribute. Here are quite simply the 52 finest recordings she made, spanning from her first-ever disc in 1929, What Kind O’ Man Is You?, through her golden years of the 30s to her full 1947 version of one of her key songs All Of Me.


Disc 1

1. Rockin' Chair
2. What Kind O' Man Is You?
3. Blues in My Heart
4. When It's Sleepy Time Down South
5. Georgia On My Mind
6. Home
7. Harlem Lullaby
8. Lazy Bones
9. Heat Wave
10. Junk Man
11. Ol' Pappy
12. Someday, Sweetheart
13. Willow Tree
14. Honeysuckle Rose
15. Squeeze Me
16. Downhearted Blues
17. A Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid
18. More Than You Know
19. Smoke Dreams
20. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
21. Trust in Me
22. Where Are You?
23. Never in a Million Years
24. There's a Lull in My Life
25. The Moon Got in My Eyes

Disc 2

1. It's the Natural Thing to Do
2. Bob White, Watcha Gonna Swing Tonight?
3. Thanks for the Memory
4. Lover, Come Back to Me
5. Weekend of a Private Secretary
6. Please Be Kind
7. Don't Be That Way
8. Says My Heart
9. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
10. My Melancholy Baby
11. The Lonesome Road
12. So Help Me If I Don't Love You
13. Small Fry
14. My Reverie
15. Old Folks
16. Have You Forgotten So Soon?
17. St. Louis Blues
18. Begin the Beguine
19. 'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That Cha Do It)
20. Gulf Coast Blues
21. Prisoner of Love
22. Darn That Dream
23. Peace, Brother!
24. Don't Take Your Love from Me
25. Me and the Blues
26. At Sundown
27. All of Me