The Mills Brothers

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  1. televillian

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    if you`ve never heard of these guys you need to learn their story
     
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    i heard of them
     
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    I had a cassette tape of them that I wore out. Loved the Ink Spots, too.
     
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    i my dads favorite
     
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    I have a friend in Eureka Springs who wants me to play guitar for his Mills Brothers tribute group. I’d love to do it, but he hasn’t been able to find the singers.
     
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    I used to buy my Mom a Mills Brothers record every year for her birthday. After awhile, I came to realize they were just repackages of the same ten songs. Doh!
     
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    I remember the Mills Brothers but I, regrettably, can’t remember their songs nor do I know their story.

    It’s quiet here and I’m not going to break the silence tonight. Maybe tomorrow
     
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    The Mills Brothers were awesome



     
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    Dean Martin said he tried to sing like them
     
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    I fell in love with 40s music by listening to '40's Junction' on XMRadio when I had a 40 minute commute. The Mills Brothers was heavy in the rotation.

    My absolute favorite tune on this station is a Mills Brothers masterpiece - "Be My Life's Companion"

    It's one of the happiest good mood tunes ever created. I would come home from work and it's such an ear worm that I'd be singing it walking through the door, to the point where my family would roll their eyes and beg me to shut up!!! LOL
     
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    I'm pretty sure it's simply impossible to feel down while listening to the Mills Brothers
     
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    I always thought the earie music thing going on when they were using that big ray guy in Invaders from Mars sounded like the Mills Brothers.

     
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    Have always loved them. Used to see them regularly on late '40s and '50s TV.
     
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    I remember the TV commercials for their greatest hits package.
     
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    Back in the dawn of the Age of Enlightenment, (late 1950s/early 1960s) they would be on various variety TV shows, in between the jugglers, monkey acts and comedians. Remember, back then, almost ANY live music, especially with a guitar, was fascinating. One of my favorites was Glow Worm. The Mills Brothers' harmonies and rhythms were so tight and precise......how could anyone NOT like them?
     
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    there used to be real music
     
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    I think someone posted this here fairly recently
     
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    Here's a nice doc


     
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