2 late 60s swingers from The Mills Brothers – both albums that have the aging vocal group get some great assist from the Count Basie Orchestra! By the time of these sessions, The Mills Brothers had been recording for at least 4 decades – and although their early hits had gained the group a great deal of fame, their career as a whole was fading considerably in the 60s. Enter Basie, whose group was still very much at the top of its form in the decade – thanks to a great ear for transforming older tunes into fresher takes, and newer tunes into more swinging jazz-based vehicles. Working here with arrangers Chico O'Farrill and Dick Hyman, the Basie group gives
the Mills Brothers a soaring, bouncing kind of support – one that takes their vocals, tightens them up, and really sends the tunes home with a nice sort of zing! Old and new numbers come off great in the setting – and titles include "Release Me", "I Want To Be Happy", "Down Down Down", "I Dig Rock & Roll Music", "Let Me Dream", "Gentle On My Mind", "Cherry", "You Never Miss The Water Till The Well Runs Dry", "Sunny", "Glow Worm", and "Every Day".
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)