Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#806 (2/1/14 - 2/14/14)

"The Window Washer Man"/"Delilah"
by The Mills Brothers
on Brunswick 0.3304 (India)
on Decca 4108 (USA)
released in 1941


Above: The Mills Brothers (L-R) Herbert, John Jr., Donald, and Harry. Picture is from the Buffalo Courier Express dated 5/15/32.



From the Buffalo Courier Express dated 10/15/33:

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The following three Mills Brothers pictures were provided by Hans-Joachim Krohberger:


From 1956: (L-R Top) Norman Brown, Herbert, John Sr., (Bottom) Harry, Donald
[The father, John Sr., came into the group after John Jr.'s death in 1936.]



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Above Left: Label image of Brunswick 0.3304, which, as shown, was made in India. It was recorded on November 13, 1941 and released in the USA (on Decca 4108) in December 1941. The master numbers (69945, 69943) match the Decca record. [NOTE: 69944 is "627 Stomp" by The Mills Brothers on Decca 4187.] The first records by The Mills Brothers were on USA's Brunswick label, from 1931 to 1934.

"Irwin Dash" is the music publishing company, located in London. "Campbell Connelly" is shown as publisher on the flip side, also in London. This record, with a similar Brunswick label, was also "Made in England" (see label below).

Above Right: Clipping from the Buffalo Courier Express dated 1/14/42. At this time, "Four Boys And A Guitar" was still being used on record labels and advertisements. It was more than five years earlier that the father, John Sr., had replaced his son, John Jr., who died in 1936.

Listen to this week's selections by The Mills Brothers on Brunswick 0.3304 from 1941:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. TheWindow
          2. Delilah
 
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. The Window Washer Man
          2. Delilah

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. The Window Washer Man
          2. Delilah

     [To download audio files, right-click on link
     and then click "Save (Link) Target As..."]


(Brunswick Label-English Release)


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