1926-1932

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Some of Bing Crosby's finest early recordings are on this single CD. The first track, 1926's "Pretty Lips," was allegedly previously unissued, but in reality it had come out before, and Crosby is not even on it. Otherwise, this is a strong release, with the artist featured with Paul Whiteman's Orchestra cornetist Bix Beiderbecke has a few spots, as part of the Rhythm Boys, and on dates with Sam Lanin, the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, Duke Ellington "Three Little Words" and "St. Louis Blues", and Gus Arnheim "One More Time". Although not a complete set, there are many high points to be heard, including "Mississippi Mud," "Changes," "From Monday On," "You Took Advantage of Me,"...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Some of Bing Crosby's finest early recordings are on this single CD. The first track, 1926's "Pretty Lips," was allegedly previously unissued, but in reality it had come out before, and Crosby is not even on it. Otherwise, this is a strong release, with the artist featured with Paul Whiteman's Orchestra cornetist Bix Beiderbecke has a few spots, as part of the Rhythm Boys, and on dates with Sam Lanin, the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, Duke Ellington "Three Little Words" and "St. Louis Blues", and Gus Arnheim "One More Time". Although not a complete set, there are many high points to be heard, including "Mississippi Mud," "Changes," "From Monday On," "You Took Advantage of Me," "Let's Do It," and "Dinah" co-starring the Mills Brothers. Recommended as an excellent sampler of Bing Crosby's years as a jazz singer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/11/1998
  • Label: Timeless Holland
  • EAN: 8711458100434
  • Catalog Number: 4

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bing Crosby Primary Artist, Vocals
Will Bradley Trombone
Steve Brown Bass
Henry Busse Trumpet
Johnny Hodges Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Eddie Lang Guitar
Joe Venuti Violin
Paul Whiteman Conductor
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Red Nichols Trumpet
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Phil Napoleon Trumpet
Frankie Trumbauer Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, C-Melody Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Ray Turner Piano
Ed "Snoozer" Quinn Guitar
Wellman Braud Bass
Sonny Greer Drums
Harry Barris Vocals
Bix Beiderbecke Clarinet
Barney Bigard Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Arnold Brillhardt Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone
Harry Carney Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Tony Colucci Banjo
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone, Trumpet
Duke Ellington Piano
Fred Glickman Violin
Larry Gomar Drums
Fred Guy Banjo
Lennie Hayton Piano
Freddie Jenkins Trumpet
Stan King Drums
Glenn Miller Trombone
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton Trombone
Bill Rank Trombone
Arthur Schutt Piano
Hubert Spencer Tenor Saxophone
Juan Tizol Valve Trombone
Arthur Whetsol Trumpet
Max Farley Tenor Saxophone
Frank Guarente Trumpet
Austin Young Vocals
Roy Bargy Piano
Fuzzy Farrar Trumpet
Hank Stern Tuba
Jack Fulton Vocals
Harry Goldfield Trumpet
Min Leibrook Tuba, Bass Saxophone
Matty Malneck Violin
Mike Pingatore Banjo
Chester Hazlett Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Charles Gaylord Vocals
Al Rinker Vocals
Izzy Friedman Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Leo McConville Trumpet
Les Dreyer Alto Saxophone
Harry Perrella Piano, Cello
Andy Sannella Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Mullen Tuba
Joe Meresco Violin
Max Solowsky Violin
Merle Johnston Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
George Marsh Drums
Technical Credits
Chris Barber Executive Producer
Paul Whiteman Contributor
The Dorsey Brothers Contributor
Andy Razaf Composer
Milton Ager Composer
Gus Arnheim Contributor
Harry Barris Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Bill Challis Arranger
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Duke Ellington Arranger, Contributor
Chris Ellis Contributor, Original Material
Lennie Hayton Arranger
Ray Henderson Composer
J.C. Johnson Composer
Glenn Miller Arranger
Billy Moll Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Whiting Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Jack Yellen Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Wim Wigt Executive Producer
Matty Malneck Arranger
Sam Lanin Contributor
Brian Rust Liner Notes
Tommy Satterfield Arranger
John R.T. Davies Original Material
Joe Young Composer
Harry Akst Composer
Bob Schafer Composer
Joost Leijen Art Direction
John McNicholas Original Material
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