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Mildred Bailey and Lee Wiley

Vocal queens of the Swing Era, Mildred Bailey (1907-1951) was famed for her bouncy beat and perfect diction, while Lee Wiley (1908-75) entranced listeners with her husky sensuality. Geoffrey Smith celebrates their diverse styles.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Mildred Bailey

    Willow Tree

    Performer: Johnny Hodges. Performer: Bunny Berigan. Performer: Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra. Performer: Grachan Moncur II.
    • Mrs Swing.
    • Proper.
    • 15.
  • Mildred Bailey

    A Porter's Love Song To A Chambermaid

    Performer: Dave Barbour. Performer: Eddie Meyers. Performer: Joe Liss. Performer: Bill Hyland. Performer: Mildred Bailey. Performer: Maurice Purtill. Performer: Frank Simeone. Performer: Slats Long. Performer: Stew Pletcher. Performer: Leo Moran. Performer: Pete Peterson. Performer: Red Norvo. Performer: Herbie Haymer.
    • Mrs Swing.
    • Proper.
    • 19.
  • Mildred Bailey

    More Than You Know

    Performer: Dave Barbour. Performer: Ben Webster. Performer: Artie Shaw. Performer: Mildred Bailey. Performer: Cozy Cole. Performer: Ziggy Elman. Performer: Teddy Wilson. Performer: John Kirby.
    • Mrs Swing.
    • Proper.
    • 1.
  • Mildred Bailey

    Where Are You?

    Performer: Zutty Singleton. Performer: Mildred Bailey. Performer: JOHN COLLINS. Performer: Teddy Cole. Performer: Scoops Carry. Performer: Roy Eldridge. Performer: Herbie Haymer. Performer: Truck Parham.
    • Mrs Swing.
    • Proper.
    • 8.
  • Mildred Bailey

    Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?)

    Performer: Hank D'Amico. Performer: Al Mastren. Performer: Red McGarvey. Performer: Maurice Purtill. Performer: Stew Pletcher. Performer: Pete Peterson. Performer: Louis R. Mucci. Performer: Leonard Goldstein. Performer: George Wendt. Performer: Red Norvo. Performer: Charles Lamphere. Performer: Herbie Haymer. Performer: Bill Miller.
    • Mrs Swing.
    • Proper.
    • 18.
  • Mildred Bailey

    Thanks For The Memory

    Performer: Hank D'Amico. Performer: Mildred Bailey. Performer: Teddy Wilson. Performer: Pete Peterson. Performer: Leon "Chu" Berry. Performer: Dave Tough. Performer: Allan Reuss. Performer: Jimmy Blake.
    • Mrs Swing.
    • Proper.
    • 20.
  • Mildred Bailey

    I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart

    Performer: Jerry Jerome. Performer: George Wetling. Performer: Joe Allard. Performer: Alan Hanlon. Performer: Hank D'Amico. Performer: Wes Hein. Performer: Barney Zudecoff. Performer: Pete Peterson. Performer: Red Norvo. Performer: Charles Lamphere. Performer: Zeke Zarchy. Performer: Bill Miller. Performer: Jimmy Blake.
    • Mrs Swing.
    • Proper.
    • 8.
  • Mildred Bailey

    Gulf Coast Blues

    Performer: Mildred Bailey. Performer: Mary Lou Williams. Performer: John Williams. Performer: Eddie Dougherty. Performer: Floyd Smith.
    • Mrs Swing.
    • Proper.
    • 10.
  • Lee Wiley

    Sweet and Lowdown

    Performer: Bud Freeman. Performer: Max Kaminsky. Performer: Lee Wiley. Performer: Joe Bushkin. Performer: Artie Shapiro.
    • Retrospective - Any Time, Any Day, Anywhere.
    • Retrospective.
    • 5.
  • Lee Wiley

    A Ship Without A Sail

    Performer: Bud Freeman. Performer: Max Kaminsky. Performer: George Wettling. Performer: Brad Gowans. Performer: Joe Bushkin. Performer: Artie Shapiro.
    • Any Time, Any Day, Anywhere.
    • Retrospective.
    • 9.
  • Lee Wiley

    Down With Love

    Performer: George Wettling. Performer: Bob Haggart. Performer: Dave Bowman. Performer: Billy Butterfield. Performer: Eddie Condon.
    • Any Time, Any Day, Anywhere.
    • Retrospective.
    • 13.
  • Lee Wiley

    Down To Steamboat Tennessee

    Performer: Lee Wiley. Performer: Jess Stacy. Performer: Muggsy Spanier.
    • Any Time, Any Day, Anywhere.
    • Retrospective.
    • 12.
  • Lee Wiley

    Any Time, Any Day, Anywhere

    Performer: Lee Wiley. Performer: Bobby Hackett. Performer: Joe Bushkin and his Swinging Strings.
    • Any Time, Any Day, Anywhere.
    • Retrospective.
    • 20.
  • Lee Wiley

    Oh Look At Me Now

    Performer: Lee Wiley. Performer: Bobby Hackett. Performer: Joe Bushkin and his Swinging Strings.
    • Any Time, Any Day, Anywhere.
    • Retrospective.
    • 22.
  • Lee Wiley

    Street of Dreams

    Performer: Lee Wiley. Performer: Bobby Hackett. Performer: Joe Bushkin and his Swinging Strings.
    • Night in Manhattan with Lee Wiley.
    • CBS.
    • 7.
  • Lee Wiley

    Manhattan

    Performer: Lee Wiley. Performer: Bobby Hackett. Performer: Joe Bushkin and his Swinging Strings.
    • Night in Manhattan with Lee Wiley.
    • CBS.
    • 1.

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