Friday, February 28, 2020


Almost eight years ago I published some great photos of the Bing's first wife Dixie Lee (1911-1952). Dixie was the love of Bing's life, and here are some more candid photos...

Friday, February 14, 2020


Just in time for Valentine's Day, I wanted to spotlight a little compilation album that I used to have on an old 10 inch album. It was a cute album. St. Valentine's Day is a Decca Records compilation album of recordings by Bing. Bing Crosby had enjoyed unprecedented success during the 1940s, with his output including six No. 1 hits in 1944 alone. His films, such as Going My Way and The Bells of St. Mary's, were huge successes as were the Road films he made with Bob Hope. On radio, his Kraft Music Hall and Philco Radio Time shows were very popular. Decca Records exploited this by issuing a number of 78rpm album sets, some featuring freshly material and others using Crosby's back catalogue. Ten of these sets were released in 1946, nine in 1947 and nine more in 1948. Most of these 78rpm albums were reissued as 10" vinyl LP's in subsequent years.

St. Valentine's Day includes two of Crosby's No. 1 hits from 1944 – "I'll Be Seeing You" and "I Love You" – two other chart entries ("You and I" and "Miss You") plus re-recordings of the singer's first ever recordings for Decca in 1934 "I Love You Truly" and "Just A-Wearyin' for You".

Track Listing:
1. "I Love You Truly"
2.. "Just A-Wearyin' for You"
3. "The Sweetest Story Ever Told"
4. "Mighty Lak' a Rose"
5. "You and I"
6. "Miss You"
7. "I'll Be Seeing You
8. "I Love You" 

The album was also issued as a 10" vinyl LP in 1949 with the catalogue number DL 5039...