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Mills Brothers: Close Harmony

The Jones Boy
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Till Then
Some Of These Days
Truck Stop
I Guess I'll Get The Paper And Go Home
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
He Gives Me Love
Cab Driver
You'll Never Miss The Water Till The Well Runs Dry
I Don't Mind Being All Alone
I Can't Stop Loving You

This recording presents the fabulous Mills Brothers late in the trio's lengthy career, but their rhythmic sensibilities haven't aged, and a fresh buoyancy characterizes these 12 selections. Many of the songs are standards in the Mills's canon. "Some of These Days" feature Donald's vocal cornet simulation, a skill the brothers used with less frequency as the years went by. "Till Then," with its doo-wop overtones, features the languid soul the brothers so aptly displayed in their ballads. Of the later songs, "Cab Driver" and "Truck Stop" are distinctive C&W subjects; the guitar and drums are appropriately spare. This same guitar-and-drums accompaniment appears in other, less countrified songs, like the wistful "I Guess I'll Get the Papers and Go Home" and the spiritual "He Gives Me Love." The brothers unison crooning imbues these songs with heartfelt reality.

Item code: 7631C | 1 CD | $9.95 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz  | Some a cappella | Male | United States
RAN 2013

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