It's Easy to Remember

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The European copyright law on recordings, which cuts off after only 50 years, is responsible for many shoddy compilations of the work of vintage artists, scratchy 78s from someone's collection transferred to disc and put out with little or no concern for quality. But it also allows for more respectable efforts, such as the series of four-CD box sets assembled by England's Proper Records. Raiding the catalogs of Sony, BMG, and Universal i.e., remastering old records now in the vaults of these majors, Proper has assembled this five-hour, 99-track survey of Bing Crosby's recording career that stretches from his first waxing in 1926 to a couple of covers of songs from Guys...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The European copyright law on recordings, which cuts off after only 50 years, is responsible for many shoddy compilations of the work of vintage artists, scratchy 78s from someone's collection transferred to disc and put out with little or no concern for quality. But it also allows for more respectable efforts, such as the series of four-CD box sets assembled by England's Proper Records. Raiding the catalogs of Sony, BMG, and Universal i.e., remastering old records now in the vaults of these majors, Proper has assembled this five-hour, 99-track survey of Bing Crosby's recording career that stretches from his first waxing in 1926 to a couple of covers of songs from Guys and Dolls in 1950. That career was less than half over at this legally mandated cutoff point, but Crosby was really at his peak in the '30s and '40s, and his '20s recordings, with Paul Whiteman's Orchestra and others, are interesting juvenilia. Included here are 32 of the record-setting 36 number one singles credited to Crosby by Billboard chart researcher Joel Whitburn plus one with Duke Ellington and two with the Andrews Sisters, along with 39 other chart records and 25 well-chosen non-chart songs that include compositions by Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, DeSylva, Brown & Henderson, Walter Donaldson, Frank Loesser, George & Ira Gershwin, W.C. Handy, Jerome Kern, and Vincent Youmans and duets with Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Bob Hope, Mary Martin, and Lee Wiley, among others, all in chronological order. The sound isn't as good as it probably would have been if the original masters had been used, but it isn't bad, and the set is well-annotated with a reasonable essay by compiler Stan Britt and a discography. As a result, It's Easy to Remember bears comparison with the "official" Crosby box sets and exceeds them in some respects.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/8/2002
  • Label: Proper Box Uk
  • UPC: 604988993424
  • Catalog Number: 34


Disc 1
  1. 1 I've Got the Girl (2:47)
  2. 2 Muddy Water - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (3:12)
  3. 3 Side by Side - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (3:05)
  4. 4 From Monday On - Paul Whiteman's Rhythm Boys (2:59)
  5. 5 Mississippi Mud - Frankie Trumbauer (3:12)
  6. 6 'Tain't So, Honey, 'Tain't So - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (2:48)
  7. 7 If I Had You - Sam Lanin & His Orchestra (3:13)
  8. 8 Can't We Be Friends? (3:03)
  9. 9 Happy Feet - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (2:59)
  10. 10 You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (3:15)
  11. 11 Three Little Words - Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra (3:04)
  12. 12 I Surrender, Dear - Gus Arnheim & His Orchestra (3:42)
  13. 13 Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away) (3:25)
  14. 14 Just a Gigolo (3:23)
  15. 15 Out of Nowhere (3:10)
  16. 16 Just One More Chance - Victor Young & His Orchestra (3:16)
  17. 17 I'm Through With Love (3:15)
  18. 18 I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store) (3:02)
  19. 19 Dancing in the Dark (2:27)
  20. 20 Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day) (2:53)
  21. 21 Dinah - The Mills Brothers (2:55)
  22. 22 St. Louis Blues - Duke Ellington Orchestra (4:32)
  23. 23 Sweet Georgia Brown - Isham Jones & His Orchestra (3:02)
  24. 24 Please - Anson Weeks (3:02)
  25. 25 I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You (3:11)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? - Lennie Hayton & His Orchestra (3:14)
  2. 2 You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me (2:49)
  3. 3 I've Got the World on a String - The Dorsey Brothers (3:23)
  4. 4 The Last Round-Up - Lennie Hayton & His Orchestra (3:12)
  5. 5 Love in Bloom - Irving Aaronson & His Commanders (3:06)
  6. 6 June in January - Georgie Stoll & His Orchestra (3:15)
  7. 7 Soon - Georgie Stoll & His Orchestra (3:04)
  8. 8 It's Easy to Remember - Three Shades Of Blue (3:12)
  9. 9 Red Sails in the Sunset - Victor Young & His Orchestra (3:13)
  10. 10 Silent Night (3:02)
  11. 11 Moonburn - Georgie Stoll's Trio (3:13)
  12. 12 The Touch of Your Lips - Victor Young & His Orchestra (3:01)
  13. 13 Pennies from Heaven - George Stoll (3:09)
  14. 14 Shoe Shine Boy - Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:06)
  15. 15 The Way You Look Tonight - Dixie Lee Crosby (2:35)
  16. 16 Sweet Leilani - Lani McIntyre and His Hawaiians (3:14)
  17. 17 Too Marvellous for Words - Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:03)
  18. 18 The Moon Got in My Eyes - John Scott Trotter (3:12)
  19. 19 Remember Me? - John Scott Trotter (3:02)
  20. 20 Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?) - John Scott Trotter (2:38)
  21. 21 Don't Be That Way - John Scott Trotter (2:40)
  22. 22 I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams - John Scott Trotter (2:36)
  23. 23 You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby - Bob Crosby (2:55)
  24. 24 If I Had My Way - John Scott Trotter (2:50)
  25. 25 An Apple for the Teacher - John Scott Trotter (3:01)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Sierra Sue - John Scott Trotter (3:02)
  2. 2 Mister Meadowlark - Victor Young & His Orchestra (2:40)
  3. 3 Trade Winds (3:15)
  4. 4 Only Forever - John Scott Trotter (3:11)
  5. 5 Along the Santa Fe Trail - John Scott Trotter (3:12)
  6. 6 Tea for Two - Connee Boswell (2:36)
  7. 7 Yes, Indeed! - Connee Boswell (3:10)
  8. 8 San Antonio Rose - Bob Crosby (3:16)
  9. 9 The Waiter and the Porter and the Upstairs Maid - Mary Martin (3:13)
  10. 10 The Birth of the Blues - Mary Martin (3:18)
  11. 11 You Are My Sunshine - Victor Young & His Orchestra (2:35)
  12. 12 Deep in the Heart of Texas - Woody Herman's Woodchoppers (2:45)
  13. 13 Wait 'Til the Sun Shines, Nellie - John Scott Trotter (2:34)
  14. 14 White Christmas - John Scott Trotter (3:05)
  15. 15 Moonlight Becomes You - John Scott Trotter (3:12)
  16. 16 Sunday, Monday or Always - Ken Darby Singers (2:37)
  17. 17 People Will Say We're in Love - Sportsmen Glee Club (2:59)
  18. 18 San Fernando Valley - John Scott Trotter (3:14)
  19. 19 Swinging on a Star - John Scott Trotter (2:31)
  20. 20 I Love You - John Scott Trotter (2:37)
  21. 21 Night and Day - John Scott Trotter (3:15)
  22. 22 I'll Be Seeing You - John Scott Trotter (2:50)
  23. 23 (There'll Be A) Hot Time in the Town of Berlin (When the Yanks Go ...) - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra (2:55)
  24. 24 Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's an Irish Lullaby) - John Scott Trotter (3:14)
  25. 25 Don't Fence Me In - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra (3:04)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Mine - Judy Garland (2:46)
  2. 2 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra (2:43)
  3. 3 Put It There Pal - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra (2:25)
  4. 4 Baia - Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra (2:57)
  5. 5 You Belong to My Heart - Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra (2:27)
  6. 6 If I Loved You - John Scott Trotter (3:24)
  7. 7 Close as Pages in a Book - John Scott Trotter (3:13)
  8. 8 Along the Navajo Trail - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra (2:46)
  9. 9 It's Been a Long, Long Time - Les Paul Trio (2:57)
  10. 10 I Can't Begin to Tell You - Carmen Cavallaro (2:54)
  11. 11 Day by Day - Mel Tormé (2:51)
  12. 12 Sioux City Sue - Bob Haggart (2:49)
  13. 13 After You've Gone - Eddie Condon & His Orchestra (3:12)
  14. 14 South America, Take It Away! - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra (3:08)
  15. 15 A Couple of Song and Dance Men - John Scott Trotter (2:19)
  16. 16 I Still Suits Me - Victor Young & His Orchestra (3:03)
  17. 17 Alexander's Ragtime Band - Morris Stoloff & His Orchestra (3:01)
  18. 18 Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song) - Ken Darby Singers (3:09)
  19. 19 Embraceable You - John Scott Trotter (2:55)
  20. 20 But Beautiful - Victor Young & His Orchestra (2:43)
  21. 21 Sam's Song (The Happy Tune) - Gary Crosby (2:55)
  22. 22 Autumn Leaves - Axel Stordahl & His Orchestra (3:27)
  23. 23 I've Never Been in Love Before - Axel Stordahl & His Orchestra (2:58)
  24. 24 If I Were a Bell - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra (3:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bing Crosby Primary Artist, Vocals
Guy Lombardo Violin
Henry Busse Trumpet
Eddie Condon Guitar
Xavier Cugat Violin
Woody Herman Clarinet
Johnny Hodges Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Gene Krupa Drums, Vibes
Eddie Lang Guitar
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet
Muggsy Spanier Cornet
Jack Teagarden Tuba, Vocals
Joe Venuti Violin
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Ray Bauduc Drums
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Bobby Byrne Trombone
Hank D'Amico Clarinet
Irving Fazola Clarinet
Phil Napoleon Trumpet
Bob Haggart Bass
Jack Jenney Trombone
Carl Kress Guitar
Lou McGarity Trombone
Ray McKinley Drums
Warren Smith Trombone
Joe Sullivan Piano
Frankie Trumbauer Reeds, Bassoon, C-Melody Saxophone, Vocals
George Wettling Drums
Carmen Cavallaro Piano
Horace Diaz Piano
Bobby Sherwood Bass
Ray Turner Piano
Bob Zurke Piano
Anson Weeks Piano
Wild Bill Davison Trumpet
Wellman Braud Bass
Sonny Greer Drums
Gus Arnheim Piano
Red Ballard Trombone
Harry Barris Piano, Vocals
Bix Beiderbecke Cornet
Artie Bernstein Bass
Barney Bigard Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Larry Binyon Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Perry Botkin Guitar
Arnold Brillhardt Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Toots Camarata Trumpet
Frank Carlson Drums
Tony Carlucci Bass
Harry Carney Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Bass Saxophone
Bill Challis Vocals
Damon Dickson Guitar
Kurt Dieterle Violin
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Bass Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Duke Ellington Orchestra Piano
Charles Frazier Tenor Saxophone
Ray Gonzalez Violin, Marimbas
Jose Gutierrez Tuba
Roc Hillman Guitar
Ernie Hughes Piano
Freddie Jenkins Trumpet
Isham Jones Tenor Saxophone
Stan King Drums
Nappy Lamare Guitar
Cappy Lewis Trumpet
Ernie Mathias Trumpet
Don Mattison Trombone
Eddie Miller Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Chauncey Morehouse Drums, Vibes
Floyd O'Brien Tuba
Joe Pina Trumpet
Danny Polo Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Bill Rank Trombone
Gil Rodin Tenor Saxophone
Sam Rubinwich Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Gene Schroeder Piano
Arthur Schutt Piano
Artie Shapiro Bass
Jack Stacey Alto Saxophone
Jess Stacy Piano
Phil Stevens Bass
Eddie Stone Violin
Slim Taft Bass
George Thow Trumpet
Juan Tizol Valve Trombone
Bobby Van Eps Piano
Ted Walters Bass
Arthur Whetsol Trumpet
Hy White Guitar
Clarence Willard Trumpet
Milt Yaner Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Walter Yoder Bass
Griff Williams Piano
Sterling Bose Trumpet
Arthur Herfurt Tenor Saxophone
Dick McDonough Guitar
Joe Tarto Bass
Roy Bargy Piano
Hank Stern Bass
Arthur Beck Tenor Saxophone
Jack Fulton Trombone
Max Herman Trumpet
Min Leibrook Tuba, Bass Saxophone
Harold MacDonald Drums
Matty Malneck Violin, Viola
Fulton McGrath Piano
Reggie Merrill Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Bob Peck Trumpet
Andy Secrest Cornet
Charles Strickfaden Reeds, English Horn, Alto Saxophone, Bass Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Joe Yukl Trombone
Russ Columbo Violin
George Hamilton Green Bass, Tuba
Red Jessup Trombone
Carmen Lombardo Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Fred MacMurray Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Harold Smith & the Majestics Piano
Ward Silloway Trombone
Zeke Zarchy Trumpet
Jorge Lopez Trumpet
Tony Antonelli Alto Saxophone
Pokey Carriere Trumpet
Joe Ferrall Tuba
Arnold Fishkind Bass
Seymour Goldfinger Tuba
Freddy Guy Banjo
Lebert Lombardo Trumpet
Larry Owen Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Tommy Satterfield Piano
Charlie Margulis Trumpet, Cornet
Tommy Linehan Piano
Joe Kearns Alto Saxophone
Al Rinker Vocals
Chet Hazlett Clarinet, Reeds, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Neal Reid Tuba
Irving Friedman Clarinet, Reeds, Tenor Saxophone
Jack Blanchette Guitar
Bob Effros Trumpet
John Fallstitch Trumpet
Charles French Drums
Victor Hauprich Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Richard Kissinger Tuba
Fred Kreitzer Piano
Noah Landberg Violin
Victor Lombardo Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Bass Saxophone
Harry McKeown Trumpet
Arthur Rando Alto Saxophone
Walter Shaver Bass
Joe Ferdinando Alto Saxophone
Rhythm Boys Vocals
Harry Perrella Piano
Truman Quigley Trumpet
Art Moore Tenor Saxophone
Fred Higman Tenor Saxophone
Antonio Lopez Percussion
Billy Hobbs Accordion, Alto Saxophone
Ferde Grofé Piano
Abbey Brown Drums, Vibes
Alberto Calderon Percussion, Drums
Andy Sannella Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Dillon Trombone
Raul Soler Piano
Mort Freedman Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Frank Barton Trumpet
Art Fleming Drums
Earle Morgan Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Francis Henry Guitar
Paul Collins Drums
Catalino Rolón Percussion
Dixie Lee Crosby Vocals
Bernard Davis Tuba
Eddie Asherman Guitar
Joe Gillespie Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
George Gowans Drums, Vibes
Vincent Grande Trombone
Jimmy Wallen Tuba
Merle Johnston Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Ruben Moss Violin, Alto Saxophone
Mike Renzill Trumpet
Rowland "Bunny" Berigan Trumpet
Ismael Romales Flute, Alto Saxophone
Edwin Cole Keyboards
Lawrence "Bud" Freeman Tenor Saxophone
Lorin "Red" Nichols Cornet
Max Nadle Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Emmanuel Klein Trumpet
Ramon Lite Accordion
Joseph A. "Fud" Livingston Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Julian "Matty" Matlock Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Joseph Nanton Trombone
George Marsh Drums
Technical Credits
Paul James Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Sigmund Romberg Composer
Billy Hill Composer
Jimmie Davis Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
The Boswell Sisters Contributor
Bing Crosby Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Lou Reed Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Gordon Jenkins Composer
Joe Bushkin Composer
Sy Oliver Composer
Ray Noble Composer
Edgar Sampson Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Harold Rome Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Agustín Lara Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Franz Gruber Composer
Milton Ager Composer
Fred E. Ahlert Composer
Gus Arnheim Arranger
Harry Barris Composer
Ben Bernie Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Saul Chaplin Composer
Henry Creamer Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Peter DeRose Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Howard Dietz Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Duke Ellington Orchestra Arranger
Sammy Fain Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Cliff Friend Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Johnny Green Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Lennie Hayton Arranger, Director
Ray Henderson Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Isham Jones Arranger, Director
Irving Kahal Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Bert Kalmar Composer
James Kennedy Composer
Turner Layton Composer
Fud Livingston Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Charles Mitchell Composer
Billy Moll Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Jacques Prévert Composer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Harry Ruby Composer
Luciano Salvatore Composer
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Andrew B. Sterling Composer
Axel Stordahl Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Dick Thomas Composer
Harry Von Tilzer Composer
Jo Trent Composer
Roy Turk Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Paul Weston Composer
Bob Wills Composer
Jack Yellen Composer
Victor Young Arranger, Composer
Bernie Hanighen Composer
Don Clark Arranger
Max Farley Arranger
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Jack Elliott Composer
Matty Malneck Arranger, Composer
Harry Richman Composer
Ary Barroso Composer
Monaco Composer
Stan Britt Liner Notes
Ray Gilbert Composer
Dick Charles Composer
John DeVries Composer
Arthur Johnston Composer
Lou Quadling Composer
Willard Robison Composer
Kay Swift Composer
Charles Tobias Composer
Ted Shapiro Composer
Joe Young Composer
Sam Coslow Composer
Ted Koehler Composer
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Joseph Kosma Composer
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Kenneth Casey Composer
Harry Akst Composer
Mort Dixon Composer
Joseph Mohr Composer
Reginald Connelly Composer
Gordon Clifford Composer
Jay Gorney Composer
James V. Monaco Composer
Harry Owens Composer
Larry Markes Composer
Clement Scott Composer
James Royce Shannon Composer
Dorothy Stewart Composer
Don Swander Composer
Hugh Williams Composer
Jimmy Campbell Composer
Leonello Casucci Composer
James Cavanaugh Composer
Pierre Connor Composer
Edwina Coolidge Composer
Ray Freedman Composer
Joop Visser Executive Producer
Will Grosz Composer
Billy Rose Composer
Robert Fletcher Composer
Merle Johnston Arranger
James Kendis Composer
Lou Klein Composer
Julius Brammer Composer
Timothy A. Morgereth Film Producer
Joseph Buell Carey Composer
Elliott Shapiro Composer
Maewa Kaihau Composer
Gary Crosby Contributor
June Hershey Composer
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