Friday, April 21, 2023


 Here is an interesting advertisement for a rain coat made by Goodyear. I never knew this existed! Bing Crosby cold sell ice to an eskimo!

Tuesday, April 11, 2023


Looks like another great CD from Sepia!

This 2-CD set contains a wonderful selection of Bing Crosby songs from the two General Electric seasons of 1952-54 as he displays his versatility with 57 tracks ranging from Great American Songbook standards, to hits of the day and to some of the crooner's old film songs. Guest artists include Peggy Lee, Helen O'Connell, Dinah Shore, Toni Arden etc. who perform with Crosby...

1. Open Up Your Heart
2. Auf Wiederseh'n, Sweetheart
3. Just For You
4. Zing A Little Zong
5. Walkin' My Baby Back Home
6. You Belong To Me
7. Feet Up! (Pat Him On The Po-Po)
8. Takes Two To Tango
9. Wish You Were Here
10.Just You, Just Me
11. To See You Is To Love You
12. Heart And Soul
13. Because You're Mine
14. Why Don't You Believe Me?
15. You Don't Know What Lonesome Is
16. Till I Waltz Again With You
17. That's A Plenty
18. June In January
19. Bye Bye Blues
20. Mister Tap Toe
21. Trying
22. One Little Candle
23. Here Ends The Rainbow
24. Wild Horses
25. April In Portugal
26. Salomee (With Her Seven Veils)
27. My Devotion
28. Summertime

1. Down By The Riverside
2. It's Easy To Remember
3. They All Laughed
4. 'S Wonderful
5. Pa-Paya Mama
6. They Can't Take That Away From Me
7. My Love, My Love
8. It's All Right With Me
9. You Are Too Beautiful
10. That's Amore
11. If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You
12. Love Is Just Around The Corner
13. The Jones Boy
14. That's What A Rainy Day Is For
15. Tell Me Why
16. I Still Suits Me
17. Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell
18. (Oh! Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely
19. Rosalie
20. Answer Me, My Love
21. Dear Hearts And Gentle People
22. A Dime And A Dollar
23. There's A Small Hotel
24. From The Vine Came The Grape
25. You Took Advantage Of Me
26. Wanted
27. Oh! Tell Me Why
28. So In Love
29. With Every Breath I Take

Saturday, April 8, 2023


Here's some nice records that Bing recorded on April 8, 1950. Hard to believe these records are 73 years old! It was the dawn of a new decade, but Bing's voice sounded great, and he got to work with Sy Oliver and Bob Haggart on these records...

Date: 4/8/50

Location: New York, NY.
Label: DECCA (US)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Aristokats (vgr), Sy Oliver Orchestra (orc)

1. W76115-A I Didn't Slip, I Wasn't Pushed, I Fell(Eddie Pola, George Wyle) - 3:07
2. W76116-A So Tall A Tree(Helen Teddy Hall) - 2:35

Bing Crosby (voc), Bob Haggart and his Orchestra (orc)
3. W76113-A The Dixieland Band(Johnny Mercer, Bernie Hanighen) - 2:36
4. W76114-A Jamboree Jones(Johnny Mercer) - 3:02

Both titles had been recorded before, on 14 February 1950, but had been rejected.