Wednesday, August 30, 2023


 This blog has been in existance since 2010. Since that time, I have loved to share my love of  Bing Crosby. I often say I was born too late, but I love remembering the past era. To produce this blog takes a lot of time and money to do research, etc. At this point 13 years later, to help defray the cost of creating a continuing blog like this, I have to ask for some help.

Any donations will be glady accepted. You can venmo the funds to me. My venmo name is @David-Lobosco-2. To send the donation the classic Hollywood way, please send it to David Lobosco, 107 Wetzel Road, Glenshaw, PA 15116.

I appreciate your continued support through the years. Keep the comments and suggestions coming as we continue to remember the life and talent of Der Bingle...

Friday, August 25, 2023


 In this new feature, we will take a look at a particular song that Bing Crosby recorded and get a list of all the times he performed it. It will be interesting looking at the vast amount of recording Bing did throughout his career...

ABRAHAM (Irving Berlin)

Nov. 1941-Feb. 1942 Film "Holiday Inn"

Martha Mears (dubbing for Marjorie Reynolds), Louise Beavers, Joan Arnold, Shelby Bacon, Orchestra directed by Robert Emmett Dolan

29 May 1942 Rec. DLA 3010-A

The Ken Darby Singers, John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra

26 Aug. 1942 Rad. Holiday Inn Radio Preview (broadcast date, previously transcribed)

             Betty Jane Rhodes, Bobby Dolan and his Orchestra

4 Nov. 1942 Rad.  “Mail Call” # 11

            Betty Jane Rhodes, AFRS Orchestra

11 Jan1943 Rad. Screen Guild Players' "Holiday Inn"

Dinah Shore, Chorus, Orchestra

11 Feb1943 Rad. “Kraft Music Hall”.

The Charioteers, the Music Maids, John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra

13 Feb1943 Rad. “Command Performance” 52

The Music Maids & Phil and the Charioteers, unknown Orchestra

14 Dec1944 Rad. Med. “Kraft Music Hall”.

Charles Henderson and the Kraft Choir, John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra

See also: Medley from "Holiday Inn"

Friday, August 11, 2023



Bing and Peggy Lee had a great working relationship. She appeared on Bing's show in the late 1940s, and when they were both at Decca in the 1950s they made som great records together. In Peggy's autobiography she remembered some great moments with Bing:

"For dinner he took me to one of San Francisco's great restaurants, during which I told him about my emotional experience with his movies, especially "Mississippi" when he sang "Down By The River". We then cruised all over that wonderful city until we found a pianist who could play the song in Bing's key, and he actually sang it to me at our table. Once again, all those years later, the tears rolled. A whole river of them....

Bing was also so protective of me. Once he found me standing rigid outside the studio at NBC and asked what he could do to help me. He was so sensitive to my early days of nerves and self-consciousness. This was just before air time on one of Bing's many Kraft programs. I managed to say something like: "When you introduce me, would you please not leave me out there on the stage alone? Would you stand where I can see your feet?" He agreed and always sort of casually leaned on a speaker or piano to give me the support and time I needed to learn about being at ease onstage.

You have to love a man like that. He offered everything-money, cars, his own blood, and even volunteered to personally babysit with our little daughter, Nicki, while David was so sick in the hospital.

The last time I saw Bing, we were both doing a benefit performance. It was beautiful, if brief. He called to me, "Hello, baby! So good to see you."