Song: Mississippi Mud

Written by Harry Barris, James Cavanaugh

Bix Beiderbecke’s classic Dixieland arrangement of “Mississippi Mud” was released in 1928. Opening with a stellar horn solo from Beiderbecke, this recording featured both male and female vocalists paying tribute to the glories of the Old South. “Mississippi Mud” was written by Harry Barris and James Cavanaugh. Vocalist Bing Crosby appeared on two separate hit versions of this song in 1928: bandleader Paul Whiteman’s, which climbed to No. 6; and jazz saxophonist Frankie Trumbauer’s, which peaked at No. 18. Bob Crosby, Bing’s brother, also covered the song with his band in 1953.

Recordings of this song:

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recording details  Bix Beiderbecke save license this
recording details  The Bitter End Singers save license this
recording details  Keefe Brasselle save license this
recording details  Ray Charles save license this
recording details  Bob Crosby save license this
recording details  Bing Crosby & Company with The Paul Whiteman Orch. save license this
recording details  Bing Crosby & Company with The Paul Whiteman Orch. save license this
recording details  Bobby Darin and Johnny Mercer save license this
recording details  The McGuire Sisters save license this
recording details  Uncle Mort save license this
recording details  Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band save license this
recording details  Paul Whiteman save license this