Kerry Mills (February 1, 1869 - December 5, 1948) was an American composer of popular music during the Tin Pan Alley era. His stylistically diverse music ranged from ragtime to cakewalk to marches. He was most prolific between 1895 and 1918.
Mills was born Frederick Allen Mills in
Philadelphia. He trained as a violinist and was working as head of the Violin Department of the University of Michigan School of Music when he began composing.
Mills moved to
New York City in 1895 where he started a music publishing firm (F. A. Mills Music Publisher) from which he published his own music and that of others.
Mills died in
Selected works [ edit ]
Any Old Port in a Storm" "At A Georgia Camp-meeting"
"In The City Of Sighs And Tears"
"Just For The Sake Of Society"
"Kerry Mills' Barn Dance"
"Let's All Go Up To Maud's"
"Like A Star That Falls From Heaven"
"The Longest Way 'Round Is The Sweetest Way Home"
"Meet Me In St Louis, Louis" (words by
Andrew B. Sterling) "
Red Wing" (words by Thurland Chattaway). Mills adapted the melody from Schumann's "Merry Peasant" "We'll Be Together When the Clouds Roll By" (words by Alfred Bryan)
"While The Old Mill Wheel Is Turning"
See also [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]