Irving Mills on Big Band Saturday Night

May 30, 2014

He is somewhat an unsung hero of swing era band management and songwriting. This weekend on Big Band Saturday Night...Irving Mills. Not to be confused with The Mills Brothers, he helped establish and manage the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He co-wrote songs for The Duke, Cab Calloway, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitsgerald and many more. Join me on BBSN at 8 o'clock on 89.5. Where hearing is learning and remembering!

The story of Irving Mills, longtime manager of Duke Ellington's band and prominent songwriter and performer, continues this week on Big Band Saturday Night. I've discovered additional details to his saga and some great rare tracks of his music. 

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Join us at 8 o'clock on 89.5!