by Eric Berman
Song Of The Day - "Tiger Rag" by The Mills Brothers
This is a performance clip from the "Big Broadcast Of 1932" showing the Mills Brothers in action. Yes, it is true...they really were brothers...and the only instrument used on this track was a guitar...all other instruments were played by the human voice. What started out as a novelty act that mixed the Gospel Jubilee style of singing with Dixieland Jazz in the early 1930s utilizing only voice and one guitar, morphed into one of the longest vocal group careers of all time lasting until 1999 when the last Mills Brother died.