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Going Hollywood, Vol. 4: 1944-1949
     

Going Hollywood, Vol. 4: 1944-1949

by Bing Crosby
 
The fourth volume of British reissue label Jasmine's Going Hollywood series of Bing Crosby albums, like its predecessors, traces Crosby's appearances in films by assembling a combination of actual soundtrack excerpts of his song performances and studio recordings (originally issued by Decca) of songs featured in the pictures. (Generally, Crosby would go into

Overview

The fourth volume of British reissue label Jasmine's Going Hollywood series of Bing Crosby albums, like its predecessors, traces Crosby's appearances in films by assembling a combination of actual soundtrack excerpts of his song performances and studio recordings (originally issued by Decca) of songs featured in the pictures. (Generally, Crosby would go into the recording studio shortly before the release of one of his movies and cut versions of most of the songs he sang in it.) Compilation producer Geoff Milne does not offer explanations for why he chose to use a studio or soundtrack recording (of the 54 selections, 29 are soundtrack versions, 24 are studio versions, and one is a radio aircheck), but in some cases the decision is obvious; 11 tracks feature songs for which Crosby never made a commercial studio recording. In other cases, Milne may have opted for a studio recording when a soundtrack performance was incomplete or partially obscured by dialogue, but sometimes he retains a dialogue-ridden selection such as "That Old Black Magic" from Here Come the Waves. (There was really no choice here, however. Crosby's only commercial recording of the song was not made until 1976.) Milne manages to include selections from 11 films on two packed CDs by occasional editing and omissions. Lead-off track "Moonlight Becomes You," which ought to run over three minutes, is clipped to 1:48, and a few minor songs are missing. But he also adds some interesting material, including four performances recorded for but deleted from the films and the aforementioned aircheck, "For What?," an amusing duet with Bob Hope intended for Road to Rio. The result is another excellent distillation of Crosby's film-associated musical performances that should delight collectors.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2003
Label:
Jasmine Music
UPC:
0604988013023
catalogNumber:
130

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Moonlight Becomes You (From Here Come the Waves)
  2. That Old Black Magic
  3. Let's Take the Long Way Home
  4. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
  5. I Promise You
  6. Out of This World
  7. I'd Rather Be Me
  8. June Comes Around Every Year
  9. Swinging on a Star (From Duffy's Tavern)
  10. Aren't You Glad You're You
  11. Adeste Fideles
  12. O Sanctissima
  13. In the Land of Beginning Again
  14. The Bells of St. Mary's
  15. I've Got My Captain Working for Me Now (From Blue Skies)
  16. I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket/Cheek to Cheek (From Blue Skies)
  17. All by Myself
  18. I'll See You in C-U-B-A
  19. A Couple of Song and Dance Men
  20. You Keep Coming Back Like a Song (From Blue Skies)
  21. What'll I Do?/All Alone/Remember (From Blue Skies)
  22. Blue Skies (From Blue Skies)
  23. The Little Things in Life/Not for All the Rice in China/Russian Lullaby
  24. Everybody Step
  25. How Deep Is the Ocean?
  26. Say It Isn't So
  27. Getting Nowhere (From Blue Skies)
  28. Any Bonds Today?/This Is the Army, Mr. Jones/White Christmas

Disc 2

  1. Smile Right Back at the Sun
  2. Country Style
  3. My Heart Is a Hobo
  4. As Long as I'm Dreaming (Welcome Stranger)
  5. Harmony
  6. The Friendly Mountains
  7. I Kiss Your Hand, Madame
  8. The Kiss in Your Eyes
  9. Get Yourself a Phonograph
  10. The Emperor Waltz
  11. The Whistler and His Dog
  12. Apalachicola, Fla./Swanee River
  13. But Beautiful (From Road to Rio)
  14. You Don't Have to Know the Language
  15. For What?
  16. Batuque Nio Morro (From Road to Rio)
  17. If You Stub Your Toe on the Moon
  18. Once and for Always
  19. Busy Doing Nothing
  20. Top O' the Morning
  21. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
  22. Kitty of Coleraine
  23. The Donovans
  24. You're in Love With Someone
  25. Oh! 'Tis Sweet to Think
  26. Top O' the Morning

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bing Crosby   Primary Artist
Victor Young   Conductor,Performing Ensemble,Musical Direction
Simon Rady   Conductor,Performing Ensemble
John Scott Trotter   Conductor,Performing Ensemble
Joseph Lilley   Musical Direction
Robert Emmett Dolan   Musical Direction

Technical Credits

Johann Strauss   Composer
Andrews Sisters   Contributor
Fred Astaire   Contributor
Irving Berlin   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Dorothy Lamour   Contributor
Bob Hope   Contributor
Cedric Hardwicke   Contributor
Felix Bernard   Composer
Ann Blyth   Contributor
Johnny Burke   Composer
Billy DeWolfe   Contributor
Olga San Juan   Contributor
Johnny Mercer   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Barry D. Fitzgerald   Contributor
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Betty Hutton   Contributor
Ian Lysaght   Arranger
Chauncey Olcott   Composer
Joseph Young   Composer
Joseph Lilley   Composer
Geoff Milne   Producer,Liner Notes
John DeVries   Composer
Frederick Oakeley   Composer
John Francis Wade   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Grant Clarke   Composer
Douglas Furber   Composer
Fritz Rotter   Composer
Emmett Adams   Composer
Ernest R. Ball   Composer
Eddie Cherkose   Composer
Robert Emmett Dolan   Arranger
Ralph Erwin   Composer
Diana Lynn   Contributor
Gary Graff   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Calico Kids   Contributor
Mick   Graphic Design
Robert Benchley   Contributor
Cass Daley   Contributor
Betty Russell   Contributor
Sonny Tufts   Contributor
Alicia Adelaide Needham   Composer
Francis Fahy   Composer

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