Mildred Bailey

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Mildred Bailey

Born: Mildred Rinker February 27, 1907 (or 1900) in Tekoa, Washington

Died: December 12, 1951 Poughkeepsie, New York

Jazz, Jazz Singer, Jazz Vocals, Big Band, Swing

20’s, 30’s, 40’s

Mrs. Swing, The Rockin’ Chair Lady, Queen of Swing

Discography:

Hit singles

(Vocalion releases only)

Year Single US Cat. No.
1936 For Sentimental Reasons 18 3367
More Than You Know 15 3378
1937 Trust in Me(A-side) 4 3449
“My Last Affair” (B-side) 10 3449
Where Are You? 5 3456
“Never in a Million Years” 8 3508
Rockin’ Chair 13 3553
“It’s the Natural Thing to Do” 14 3626
“Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?)” 14 3712
Right or Wrong 19 3758
1938 Thanks for the Memory 11 3931
“Don’t Be That Way” 9 4016
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart 8 4083
Small Fry 9 4224
“So Help Me” 2 4253
My Reverie 10 4408
1939 “Blame It On My Last Affair” 13 4632
“Moon Love” 14 4939

Notable recordings

The following are some of Bailey’s most well-known swing recordings

Jazz Online:

jazz-on-line.com/artists/Mildred_Bailey.htm

Music Stacks:

http://www.musicstack.com/records-cds/mildred+bailey

Log of Milded’s CBS Radio Show – Music Till Midnight 1944:

http://www.otrsite.com/logs/logm1062.htm

Videos:

Jango:

http://www.jango.com/music/Mildred+Bailey?l=0

http://www.jango.com/music/Mildred+Bailey/_full_bio?l=0

Music Tonic:

http://musictonic.com/music/Mildred+Bailey#v=O7PjdY4YaQg

Anoomi:

http://www.anoomi.com/index.php?ytq=mildred+bailey&action=search

Shelf 3D:

http://shelf3d.com/5N6coZNQHjo#1938 Red Norvo – Love Is Here To Stay (Mildred Bailey, vocal)

Meta Cafe:

http://www.metacafe.com/videos_about/mildred_bailey/

OV Guide:

http://search.ovguide.com/?q=mildred+bailey&ci=424

You Repeat:

http://www.yourepeat.com/g/mildred+bailey

http://www.yourepeat.com/g/mildred+bailey+i+cried+for+you

Books:

Mildred Section of the Encyclopedia of Native Music:

books.google.com/books?id=1fbJeDztFG8C&pg=PA51&lpg=PA51&dq=mildred+bailey&source=bl&ots=M582q9gF-Y&sig=qDqmp6Pc5KN39P9wzcRkTmCa4_4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=dSenU-OxEYiEogT2voGgCQ&ved=0CB8Q6AEwATiWAQ#v=onepage&q=mildred bailey&f=false

Mildred Section in Teddy Wilson Talks Jazz:

books.google.com/books?id=6muvAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA154&lpg=PA154&dq=mildred+bailey&source=bl&ots=F40T6FeeTR&sig=1KkUICuEe8UynHJnwTrR7mn4fhU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=lh6nU6XhMsnYoAS_64LwBg&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAzhk#v=onepage&q=mildred bailey&f=false

Milded Section in Weather Bird:

books.google.com/books?id=w-oMvvaaYgwC&pg=PA257&lpg=PA257&dq=mildred+bailey&source=bl&ots=2ux597BgBP&sig=ImCl1fpVx1WDsZS6uPKFgc140eM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=dSenU-OxEYiEogT2voGgCQ&ved=0CBwQ6AEwADiWAQ#v=onepage&q=mildred bailey&f=false

Bios:

Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mildred_Bailey

All Music:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/mildred-bailey-mn0000423437

Solid!:

http://www.parabrisas.com/d_baileym.php

Answers:

http://www.answers.com/topic/mildred-bailey

Slipcue:

http://www.slipcue.com/music/jazz/artists/mildredbailey.html

Native American Encyclopedia:

http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/mildred-bailey-coeur-dalene/

Discogs:

http://www.discogs.com/artist/307409-Mildred-Bailey

Music Brainz:

https://musicbrainz.org/artist/e079ff65-ad41-48e9-b6ce-8cdb0db64802

Last.fm:

http://www.last.fm/music/Mildred+Bailey

Britannica:

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1299584/Mildred-Bailey

History Link:

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7445

Oldies:

http://www.oldies.com/artist-biography/Mildred-Bailey.html

All About Jazz:

http://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/mildredbailey

Artistopia:

http://www.artistopia.com/mildred-bailey/biography

Jazz.com:

http://www.jazz.com/encyclopedia/bailey-midred-mildred-rinker

BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/jazz/profiles/mildred_bailey.shtml

Music Nectar:

http://www.musicnectar.com/music/mildred+bailey.html

Jazz Music Archives:

http://www.jazzmusicarchives.com/artist/mildred-bailey/?ac=mildred%20bailey

Biography:

http://biography.yourdictionary.com/mildred-bailey

Musician Guide:

http://www.musicianguide.com/biographies/1608001101/Mildred-Bailey.html

Around the Web:

Jazz Lives:

https://jazzlives.wordpress.com/2009/12/27/who-erased-mildred-

https://jazzlives.wordpress.com/tag/mildred-bailey/bailey/

Shiraz Socialist:

http://shirazsocialist.wordpress.com/2012/03/24/mildred-bailey-and-native-american-jazz/

Feminine Writings:

http://femininewritings.tumblr.com/post/78206739451/mildred-bailey-a-voice-of-silk

Virtual Victrola:

http://www.virtualvictrola.com/2008/11/mildred-bailey-and-her-alley-cats-featuring-bunny-berigan.html

Taralinda Muses:

http://taralinda.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/retro-jazz-singer-mildred-bailey-and-pearls/

Planet Barbarella:

http://planetbarberella.blogspot.com/2011/11/mildred-baileythe-mother-of-em-allit.html

Women in Music:

http://women-in-music.tumblr.com/search/mildred+bailey

Classic Ladies of Color:

Relative Esoterica:

http://relativeesoterica.blogspot.com/2008/02/no-tears-no-fuss-happy-birthday-bails.html

Mildred Bailey at the Blue Angel:

http://nyapril1946.blogspot.com/2010/07/mildred-bailey-at-blue-angel.html

Pancoco Jams:

http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2013/07/mildred-bailey-shouting-at-amen-corner.html

Running Gamak:

http://www.warrensenders.com/journal/?tag=mildred-bailey

Still a Brooklyn Kid:

http://stillabrooklynkid.blogspot.com/2012/03/born-to-swing-greatness-of-mildred.html

My Vintage Kosher Kitchen:

http://myvintagekosherkitchen.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/cookies-and-milk-and-mildred-

Orange Crate Art:

http://mleddy.blogspot.com/2008/02/mildred-bailey-stars-and-us.html

The Judy Garland Experience:

http://thejudygarlandexperience.blogspot.com/2010/07/mildred-bailey.html

On This Day in Jazz:

http://jazzagemusic.blogspot.com/#uds-search-results

jazzagemusic.blogspot.com/2014/02/february-27th.html

Good Ole Woody:

http://goodolewoody.me/2012/08/12/mildred-bailey-fools-rush-in/

Yehoodi:

http://www.yehoodi.com/search/?q=mildred+bailey

The Thought Criminal:

http://zthoughtcriminal.blogspot.com/2013/09/mildred-bailey-darn-that-dream.html

Legacy.com:

http://www.legacy.com/news/legends-and-legacies/mildred-bailey-mrs-swing/211/

Jazz.com:

http://www.jazz.com/dozens/the-dozens-mildred-bailey

Jazz Times:

http://jazztimes.com/articles/12483-the-complete-columbia-recordings-of-mildred-bailey-mildred-bailey

Huckleberries Online:

http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/tags/mildred-bailey/

Bixography Forum:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/27140/message/1370459410/When+Was+Mildred+Bailey+Born-

National Congress of American Indians:

http://www.ncai.org/resources/resolutions/mildred-rinker-bailey

Newspaper Rock:

http://newspaperrock.bluecorncomics.com/2012/03/recognition-sought-for-mildred-bailey.html

Mosaic Records:

Bing Crosby Music Archives:

http://bingfan03.blogspot.com/2012/05/bing-and-mildred-bailey.html

Bing Crosby Theater:

http://www.bingcrosbytheater.com/events/655/thanks-for-the-memory-tribute-to-mildred-bailey

US Stamp Gallery:

http://usstampgallery.com/view.php?id=91a8151db31376f10da45a9c038747c0b4f595b6

1938 Herald Journal Article:

news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1876&dat=19381030&id=K1QsAAAAIBAJ&sjid=6coEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5816,5615229

1940 NYT Article:

search.proquest.com/hnpnewyorktimes/docview/105460730/2845784143FB4C23PQ/2?accountid=35117

1943 NYT Article:

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1944 NYT Ads:

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1946 NYT Ad:

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1950 NYT Article:

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1951 NYT Obituary:

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1962 NYT Article:

search.proquest.com/hnpnewyorktimes/docview/116161787/2845784143FB4C23PQ/3?accountid=35117

2001 NYT Article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/15/arts/music-a-female-singer-in-holiday-s-class-and-in-her-shadow.html

search.proquest.com/hnpnewyorktimes/docview/92142371/2845784143FB4C23PQ/4?accountid=35117

2001 NPR Article:

http://www.npr.org/2011/06/17/4558280/mildred-bailey-that-rockin-chair-lady

2001 Courant Article:

articles.courant.com/2001-03-18/entertainment/0103180615_1_perfect-pitch-red-norvo-quality-and-quantity

2011 Inlander Article:

http://www.inlander.com/spokane/channeling-mildred-bailey/Content?oid=2134534

2012 Wenatchee World Article:

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2012/mar/16/idaho-tribe-mrs-swing-was-indian/?print

2014 CDA Press Article:

http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_e90045c6-a119-57e6-9d34-756a08ad0aa9.html

IMBd:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3072906/

Guides Home:

http://www.spokesman.com/guides/bing-crosby/stop-7/

Tumblr:

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/mildred-bailey

Pinterest:

http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=mildred bailey

My Space:

https://myspace.com/missmildredbailey

Find A Grave:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=33582132

Songs:

Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/search.php?query=mildred bailey AND collection%3Aaudio_music

Mix Cloud:

http://www.mixcloud.com/artist/mildred-bailey/

Music VF:

http://www.musicvf.com/Mildred+Bailey.art

8Tracks:

http://8tracks.com/explore/songs/Mildred_Bailey

Rhapsody:

http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/mildred-bailey

Old Time Radio Podcast:

http://nostalgic-radio.com/2011/03/09/mildred-bailey-wish-you-were-waiting-for-me-1939.aspx

What Kind of Man is You 1929:

I Like to Do Things For You 1930:

All of Me 1931:

Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams 1931:

Georgia 1931:

We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye 1931:

Too Late 1931:

He’s Not Worth Your Tears 1931:

Blues in My Heart 1931:

Home 1931:

Lies 1931:

Rockin’ Chair 1932 and 1937:

I’ll Never Be the Same 1932:

Sleepy Time Down South 1932:

Dear Old Mother Dixie 1932:

Strangers 1932:

Love Me Tonight 1932:

Dance Selections from Hot-Cha 1932:

Stop the Sun, Stop the Moon 1932:

Heat Wave 1933:

Doin’ The Uptown Lowdown 1933:

Shouting in That Amen Corner 1933:

Lazy Bones 1933:

There’s a Cabin in the Pines 1933:

But I Can’t Make A Man 1933:

Emaline 1934:

Junk Man 1934:

Ol’ Pappy 1934:

Someday Sweetheart 1935:

Squeeze Me 1935:

When Day is Done 1935:

Downhearted Blues 1935:

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0qwuPBRKb8

Willow Tree 1935:

Honeysuckle Rose 1935:

Harry Richmond Radio Show 1936:

Picture Me Without You 1936:

More Than You Know 1937:

Just a Stone’s Throw From Heaven 1937:

I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm 1937:

Smoke Dreams 1937:

There’s a Lull in My Life 1937:

The Moon Got in My Eyes 1937:

Where Are You? 1937:

The Morning After 1937:

It’s the Natural Thing to Do 1937:

Bob White 1937:

A Cigarette and a Silhouette 1938:

Lover Come Back To Me 1938:

As Long As You Live 1938:

After Dinner Speech 1938:

Says My Heart 1938:

I Can’t Face the Music Without Singing the Blues 1938:

I Go For That 1938:

My Melancholy Baby 1938:

Love is Here to Stay 1938:

I Used to Be Color-Blind 1938:

What Have You Got That Gets Me 1938:

If You Were in My Place 1938:

Small Fry 1938:

Have You Forgotten So Soon 1938:

Old Folks 1938:

Blame it on My Last Affair 1938:

I See Your Face Before Me 1938:

Bewildered 1938:

The Weekend of the Private Secretary 1938:

Rock it For Me 1938:

Thanks for the Memories 1938:

Don’t Be That Way 1938:

Wigwammin” 1938:

At Your Beck and Call 1938:

So Help Me 1938:

Thanks for the Memory 1938:

Please Be Kind 1938:

They’ll Be Some Changes Made 1939 w Mary Lou Williams on Piano:

Barrelhouse Music 1939 w Mary Lou Williams on Piano:

Arkansas Blues 1939 w Mary Lou Williams:

You Don’t Know My Mind 1939 w Mary Lou Williams on Piano:

The Little Man that Wasn’t There 1939:

Don’t Dally With the Devil 1939:

Tit Willow 1939:

Darn That Dream 1939:

Make With the Kisses 1939:

I See Your Fave Before Me, The Lamp is Low 1939:

I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You 1939:

It’s Slumbertime in the Swanee 1939:

Prisoner of Love 1939 w Mary Lou Williams on Piano:

Moon Love 1939:

Three Little Fishes 1939:

I Thought About You 1939:

St. Louis Blues 1939:

Blue Rain 1939:

I Shoulda Stood in Bed 1939:

All the Things You Are 1939:

Wham (Re Bop Boom Bam) 1940:

The Complete Columbia Recordings Volume 10 1940-1941:

1. Wham (Re-Bop-Boom-Bam) [Alternate Take]
2. Wham (Re-Bop-Boom-Bam)
3. Little High Chairman
4. Easy to Love
5. Give Me Time
6. They Can’t Take That Away from Me
7. A Bee Gezindt
8. After All I’ve Been to You
9. Don’t Take Your Love from Me [Alternate Take][#]
10. Don’t Take Your Love from Me
11. Fools Rush In
12. From Another World
13. I’m Nobody’s Baby
14. Give Me Time
15. How Can I Ever Be Alone?
16. Tennessee Fish Fry
17. I’ll Pray for You
18. Blue (And Broken Hearted)
19. Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry [Alternate Take]
20. Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry
21. I’ll Be Around [Alternate Take][#]
22. I’ll Be Around
23. My Little Cousin

So Peaceful in the Country 1941:

I’m Afraid of Myself 1941:

Everything Depends on You 1941:

All Too Soon 1941:

Georgia on My Mind 1941:

Carolina Moon 1943:

Evelina 1944:

1944 Radio Show:

Scrap Your Fat 1943:

Jump Jump’s Here 1944:

Me and the Blues 1946:

Cry,Cry, Cry 1950:

Dixieland Clambake 1951:

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