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Old School: The Mills Brothers

Paper Doll – The Mills Brothers (1942 & 1943)

The Mills Brothers
John, Jr. (1910 – 1936), Herbert (1912 – 1989), Harry (1913 – 1982), Donald (1915 – 1999), John, Sr. (1882 – 1967)

Genre: Jazz / Traditional pop
Origin: Piqua > Ohio > US
Career: 1928-1982
Tidbit: Originally comprised of four brothers, their father stepped in when John, Jr. died from pneumonia. In 1930, they were the first African-American performers to get a network radio show. In 1998, they were recognized with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.