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Mildred Bailey with the Ellis Larkins Trio: The Blue Angel Years 1945-1947

Read "The Blue Angel Years 1945-1947" reviewed by Dave Nathan


In 1944 Mildred Bailey was getting back on track after the end of the disastrous recording ban which almost ruined her career as well as that of other performers of jazz and popular music. Fortunately, she was offered a radio show by CBS and when Max Gordon, who also had the Village Vanguard, opened his new Blue Angel jazz venue, Bailey signed on with a trio headed by a young pianist named Ellis Larkins. She remained there until 1947. Baldwin ...


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