20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bing Crosby

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
You'd be hard-pressed to find a better introduction to the music of Bing Crosby than this 12-track best-of, part of MCA's 20th Century Masters Millennium Collection. All the major biggies are aboard, covering a time frame from 1944 to 1957 "Swingin' on a Star," "White Christmas," "Don't Fence Me In," "Dear Hearts and Gentle People," "MacNamara's Band," "It's Been a Long, Long Time," "Pennies from Heaven" as well as other highlights from that period "Far Away Places," a duet with son Gary on "Play a Simple Melody," and the theme song from "Around the World In Eighty Days". Not everything that's essential to digging Crosby, but a darn good ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
You'd be hard-pressed to find a better introduction to the music of Bing Crosby than this 12-track best-of, part of MCA's 20th Century Masters Millennium Collection. All the major biggies are aboard, covering a time frame from 1944 to 1957 "Swingin' on a Star," "White Christmas," "Don't Fence Me In," "Dear Hearts and Gentle People," "MacNamara's Band," "It's Been a Long, Long Time," "Pennies from Heaven" as well as other highlights from that period "Far Away Places," a duet with son Gary on "Play a Simple Melody," and the theme song from "Around the World In Eighty Days". Not everything that's essential to digging Crosby, but a darn good start.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/1999
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811194222
  • Catalog Number: 11942
  • Sales rank: 17,169

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Swinging on a Star - John Scott Trotter (2:31)
  2. 2 I'll Be Seeing You - John Scott Trotter (2:50)
  3. 3 White Christmas - Ken Darby Singers (3:05)
  4. 4 Pennies from Heaven (3:14)
  5. 5 It's Been a Long, Long Time (2:58)
  6. 6 Dear Hearts and Gentle People - Perry Botkin's String Band (2:41)
  7. 7 Don't Fence Me In (3:05)
  8. 8 MacNamara's Band (2:43)
  9. 9 Play a Simple Melody - Gary Crosby (2:55)
  10. 10 Far Away Places - Ken Darby Choir & Instrumental Group (3:00)
  11. 11 Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy (3:30)
  12. 12 Around the World (In Eighty Days) - Buddy Cole & His Orchestra (2:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bing Crosby Primary Artist
The Andrews Sisters Track Performer
Bob Haggart Track Performer
Vic Schoen Track Performer
George Stoll Track Performer
Les Paul Trio Track Performer
Buddy Cole & His Orchestra Track Performer
Technical Credits
Andy McKaie Producer
Cole Porter Composer
Joseph F. Laredo Liner Notes
Guy Bonham Composer
Wamp Carlson Composer
Red Latham Composer
Joan Whitney Composer
Alex Kramer Composer
Robert Fletcher Composer
Shamus O'Connor Composer
John J. Stamford Composer
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