Mildred Bailey
1907-12/12/1951 in Tekoa, WA

Biography

Mildred Bailey (born Mildred Rinker; about 1900 – December 12, 1951) was a popular and influential American jazz singer during the 1930s, known as "The Queen of Swing", "The Rockin' Chair Lady" and "Mrs. Swing". Some of her best-known hits are "It's So Peaceful in the Country", "Trust in Me", "Where Are You?", "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart", "Small Fry", "Please Be Kind", "Darn That Dream", "Rockin' Chair", "Blame It on My Last Affair", and "Says My Heart". She had three singles that made number one on the popular charts and performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 1947. ... (see more)