Friday, April 11, 2014


Here is a new Bing Crosby CD, from the label Sounds Of Yesteryear. Nothing really rare, but a great bunch of songs...

The year of Bing Crosby's peak of popularity was 1944. On this CD we have naturally included Bing's 1944 recordings but also his 1943 and 1945/6 recordings so that you can hear the build up to his peak and the slight slide in popularity too. We calculate that Bing had ten entries into America's popular music charts in 1943. He doubled that to twenty in 1944. His tally for 1945 was eighteen, a drop of only ten percent. Bing would often use other popular singers of the day to harmonize with him and that is the case on a lot of these recordings.

Also featured with him are: The Andrews Sisters, The Ken Darby Singers; Trudy Erwin and The Sportsmen's Glee Club; The Williams Brothers Quartet; Bob Hope; The Charioteers and The Jesters. The featured orchestras are Vic Shoen and His Orchestra, John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra, Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra; Les Paul and His Trio; Carmen Cavallero and His Orchestra and Bob Haggart and His Orchestra...

track listing:
1. Sunday, Monday Or Always
2. If You Please
3. People Will Say We're In Love
4. Oh! What A Beautiful Mornin'
5. Pistol-Packin' Mama
6. Victory Polka
7. Jingle Bells
8. San Fernando Valley
9. I Love You
10. I'll Be Seeing You/Swinging On A Star
11. Going My Way
12. It Could Happen To You
13. Too-Re-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's An Irish Lullaby)
14. Don't Fence Me In
15. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate-The Positive
16. The Three Caballeros
17. You Belong To My Heart
18. If I Loved You
19. Along The Navajo Trail
20. It's Been A Long, Long Time
21. The Road To Morocco
22. I Can't Begin To Tell You
23. Aren't You Glad You're You?
24. In The Land Of Beginning Again
25. The Bells Of St. Mary's
26. McNamara's Band


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