The Four Mills Brothers
Composer: The Lion

The Four Mills Brothers was played by Bob Weir with Taj Mahal on January 12, 1990.

The song was written by The Lion (aka The Roaring Lion or Rafael de Leon) and probably first recorded by him in 1936. Van Dyke Parks is credited as the writer on his own recordings and on some later recordings but his version is a rearrangement of the version recorded by The Lion.


no info The Real Calypso: 1927-1946, Various Artists (The Lion), 1966
no info Discover America, Van Dyke Parks, 1972
no info Music Fuh Yuh, Taj Mahal, 1977
no info Binnenstebuiten, Ricciotti Ensemble, 1991
no info Idiosyncratic Path: The Best Of Van Dyke Parks, 1994
no info Roosevelt In Trinidad: Calypsos Of Events, Places, And Personalities 1933-1939, Various Artists (The Lion), 1999
no info Sing a Happy Song: The Warner Bros. Recordings, Taj Mahal, 2001

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