This post is one of a series honoring Black History Month.
Today is the birthday of the Mills Brothers’ dad and manager John Mills (not to be confused with the English actor!) My full article on the family act is here. And now here they are singing one of their biggest hits “You Always Hurt the One You Love”:
To find out more about the variety arts past and present, consult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold. And don’t miss Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, to be released by Bear Manor Media in 2013.