- Can't We Talk It Over?
- Sweet Georgia Brown
- How Deep Is the Ocean?
- I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You
- Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
- Let's Put out the Lights (And Go to Sleep)
- You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me
- I've Got the World on a String
- Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?
- Love Thy Neighbor
- Love in Bloom
16 Most Requested Songsby Bing Crosby
This is by no means the best hits compilation available (it is one of the most prevalent), but these pre-Decca recordings from the early '30s are interesting for those with a bit more knowledge of Crosby's career than most. Selections include "Dinah," "Brother Can You Spare a Dime," "Let's Put Out the Lights," "Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?," "Love in Bloom" and "Sweet Georgia Brown."
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Performance CreditsBing Crosby Primary Artist,Vocals
Bunny Berigan Trumpet
Will Bradley Trombone
Woody Herman Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Eddie Lang Guitar
Artie Bernstein Bass
Larry Binyon Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Larry Gomar Drums
Stan King Drums
Benny Krueger Alto Saxophone
Chauncey Morehouse Drums
Max Farley Tenor Saxophone
Dick McDonough Guitar
Hank Stern Tuba
Fulton McGrath Piano
Lebert Lombardo Trumpet
Saxie Mansfield Tenor Saxophone
Dreyer Alto Saxophone
Joe Meresco Piano
Technical CreditsMills Brothers Contributor
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Jerry Shulman Executive Producer
Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians Contributor
Anson Weeks Orchestra Contributor
Irving Aaronson & His Commanders Contributor
Joe Young Composer
Harry Akst Composer
Robert Rodriguez Illustrations
Herman Hupfeld Composer
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This is a compilation of early Crosby. What he was doing in the early thirties,singing with as many bands and orchestras as possible (even a jazz theater organ accompaniment on one track)in order to make it in show business. His major competitors at the time were singers like Russ Columbo, Buddy Clark,and Gene Austin. Crosby whistles during orchestra interludes,hums, and ba-ba ba-boos to make each song an individual interpretation. A very early and undiscovered Tommy Dorsey has to be the studio trombonist backing up Crosby on "How Deep is the Ocean?" and "Ghost of a Chance". Also recommended is the track "Buddy Can You Spare a Dime?" Crosby's rendition became the hallmark signature song of the Great Depression.