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Although Irving Mills is remembered mostly as a music publisher and for being the manager of the Duke Ellington Orchestra he was also a singer and songwriter. Mills contributed vocals to many of the recording sessions that he set up for the Ellington Orchestra and others. Mills co-wrote “At The Prom” with saxophonist Jack Pettis and contributes some nice scat vocals to the tune.

Thanks to Dennis Pereya for his help with this page.


TitleRecording DateRecording LocationCompany
At The Prom
(Irving Mills / Jack Pettis)
5-23-1929New York, New YorkVictor

Nate Brusiloff ?Violin
Jack Cornell ?Piano
Tommy DorseyTrombone
Nicky Gerlach ?Violin
Lennie Hayton ?Piano
Carl KressGuitar
Matt Malneck ?Violin
Bill MooreCornet
Dick MorganBanjo
Irving MillsVocals
Dillion OberDrums
Tony ParentiClarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jack PettisTenor Saxophone
unknownClarinet, Alto Saxophone


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