[Mills Brothers:] Good-Bye Blues [and:] Say “Si Si” (Para Vigo Me Voy).
Two pieces of sheet music for the Mills Brothers, popular African American jazz and pop recording artists and entertainers and inductees to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
Good-Bye Blues, with words and music by Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, and Arnold Johnson, was the Mills Brothers’ theme song, the sheet music’s cover noting that it was “Originally Introduced by the Mills Brothers. The music and lyrics were by three very successful Broadway song writers, lyricists, and arrangers, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields and Arnold Johnson. McHugh and Fields had previously collaborated on the all-Black musical, Blackbirds of 1928, starring Adelaide Hall and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson.
Accompanying Good-Bye Blues is the sheet music for Say “Si Si” (Para Vigo Me Voy) as revised by Al Stillman. The English lyrics were by Al Stillman and Francia Luban and the Spanish lyrics and the music were by Cuban pianist and composer Ernesto Lecuona.
Description: [Mills Brothers:] Good-Bye Blues [and:] Say “Si Si” (Para Vigo Me Voy).
TWO SHEET MUSIC ITEMS: Good-Bye Blues. New York: Robbins Music Corporation, (1932). 6pp. Bifolium with inserted leaf. Pictorial self wrappers. 12¼ x 9¼ inches. Half tone cover illustration + ad. Brief handling; very good. [AND:] Say “Si Si”. New York: Edward B. Marks Music Corporation, (1936, 1953). “Revised Version.” 6pp. Bifolium with inserted leaf. Pictorial self wrappers. 12 x 9 inches. Half tone cover illustration + ad. Mild horizontal center crease; very good.