Mildred Bailey: Shoutin' In That Amen Corner
Shoutin' In That Amen Corner
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
The Incomparable Mildred Bailey (Columbia/Legacy)
Larry Binyon (clarinet), Fulton McGrath (piano), Dick McDonough (guitar), Artie Bernstein (bass), Stan King (drums).
Composed by Andy Razaf & D. Smalls.
Recorded: New York, September 5, 1933
Rating: 95/100 (learn more)
After her stint with Paul Whiteman, Mildred Bailey moved on to sing with the other great bands of her day, including the Dorsey Brothers and Benny Goodman. "Shoutin' In That Amen Corner" is one of the highlights of her recordings with the Dorseys. It is infectiously listenable, with surprising tempo changes, a sparkling clarinet solo by Jimmy Dorsey, and vigorous stride piano from Fulton McGrath.
Reviewer: Sue Russell