The Mills Brothers Similar Artists

Louis Armstrong - 100% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts New Age Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 August 1901, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 July 1971, New York City, New York, USA. It is impossible to overstate Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong’s importance in jazz, as he was one of the most influential artists in the music’s history. He was also more than just a jazz musician, he was an enormously popular entertainer (a facet upon which some critics f Read more

Count Basie - 97% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Allen Basie, 21 August 1904, Red Bank, New Jersey, USA, d. 26 April 1984, Hollywood, California, USA. Band leader and pianist Basie grew up in Red Bank, just across the Hudson River from New York City. His mother gave him his first lessons at the piano, and he used every opportunity to hear the celebrated kings of New York keyboard - James P. Johnson, Willie ‘Th Read more

Ella Fitzgerald - 59% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ella Jane Fitzgerald, 25 April 1917, Newport News, Virginia, USA, d. 15 June 1996, Beverly Hills, California, USA. Following the disappearance of her father, Fitzgerald was taken to Yonkers, New York by her mother and her new man Joseph da Silva. At school she sang with a glee club and showed early promise, but preferred dancing to singing. Even so, chronic shyness militated Read more

Tony Bennett - 58% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anthony Dominick Benedetto, 13 August 1926, Astoria, New York, USA. The son of an Italian father and American mother, Bennett studied music and painting at the High School of Industrial Arts. He later became a talented artist, exhibiting under his real name in New York, Paris and London. Originally possessing a tenor voice that would deepen over the years, Bennett sang durin Read more

Helen O'Connell - 48% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s
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Anita O'Day - 46% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anita Belle Colton, 18 October 1919, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 23 November 2006, West Hollywood, California, USA. As Anita Colton, in her early teens she scraped a living as a professional Walkathon contestant (marathon dancer). During this period she changed her surname to O’Day. Along with other contestants she was encouraged to sing and during one Walkathon was acco Read more

Russ Morgan - 46% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Country & Bluegrass Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s
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29 April 1904, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 7 August 1969. A popular band leader, particularly during the 30s and 40s, who also wrote several durable songs, Morgan worked as a coalminer to finance his music lessons, becoming proficient on trombone and piano, as well as developing into a good arranger. After playing piano in local theatres, he switched to trombone, and in Read more

Ray Charles - 45% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Music Theme Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ray Charles Robinson, 23 September 1930, Albany, Georgia, USA, d. 10 June 2004, Beverly Hills, California, USA. Few epithets sit less comfortably than that of genius; Ray Charles held this title for over 40 years and he was a true musical genius. As a singer, composer, arranger and pianist, his prolific work deserved no other praise.Born in extreme po Read more

The Delta Rhythm Boys - 44% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul Vocals Vocals
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Freddy Martin - 42% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 December 1906, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 30 September 1983. After starting out on drums and C-melody saxophone, Martin switched to playing tenor saxophone. He led his own band while still at high school, then became a sideman in various local bands. After a few years, he began attracting attention for his smooth and competent musicianship. Guy Lombardo and his brothers hear Read more

Jon Hendricks - 42% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Jazz Latin Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Carl Hendricks, 16 September 1921, Newark, Ohio, USA. Although he studied law, Hendricks was drawn to jazz and worked as a drummer and singer while still at college. An engagement with Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker prompted a move into full-time music. Hendricks wrote lyrics to solos created by jazzmen, a form of singing which has never been overcrowded with skilled p Read more

Sammy Kaye - 41% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Samuel Zamocay, 13 March 1910, Lakewood, Ohio, USA, d. 2 June 1987, Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA. Kaye began playing in bands while still at college. In the early 30s he led a band at the Statler Hotel in Cleveland and also worked in Pittsburgh. In the later years of the decade he was hired by several top New York hotels, including the Astor and the New Yorker. An adept clarin Read more

Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra - 41% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing
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Gene Krupa - 40% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 January 1909, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 16 October 1973, New York City, New York, USA. Krupa began playing drums as a child and after his mother failed to persuade him to become a priest, most of his large family actively encouraged his career in music. He studied formally, his most important teacher being Roy C. Knapp. However, growing up in Chicago in the 20s meant tha Read more

Max Bygraves - 34% match to The Mills Brothers

Genres: Easy Listening Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Walter Bygraves, 16 October 1922, London, England. Performing as a soloist in his school choir and employing Max Miller impressions in the RAF, with music hall dates in the late 40s, led Bygraves quickly to his recording debut and first Royal Command Performance in 1950. His debut record, with the Carroll Gibbons Band, contained impressions of Al Jolson, and was followed by Read more


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