The Mills Brothers were not only the first black vocal group to
enjoy world-wide appeal, they were also among the most
successful chart-wise, notching over 70 hit singles in a period
that spanned 1931 through to 1968. They made black music
available to a wide audience and, in tandem with their label
mates The Ink Spots, proved that black groups could succeed in
an area once only occupied by white superstars.