Mildred Bailey: I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
Mildred Bailey and Her Orchestra
The Incomparable Mildred Bailey (Columbia/Legacy)
Charlie Shavers (trumpet), Russell Procope (alto sax), Billy Kyle (piano), John Kirby (bass), Cozy Cole (drums).
Composed by John Kellete & Jaan Kenbrovin (the latter is a pseudonym for James Kendis, James Brockman and Nat Vincent).
Recorded: New York, June 14, 1939
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
Eddie Sauter's arrangement of this lightweight tune from an earlier era is full of surprises. The bubbles float and pop, with help from Buster Bailey on the clarinet and from Mildred Bailey's peppy vocal. Thankfully, we're not in Lawrence Welk country.
Reviewer: Sue Russell