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My Favorite Irish Songs

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All Music Guide - Dave Connolly
If they make a Hallmark card for it, Bing's got an album for it. In fairness, Christmas and St. Patrick's Day are the only two holidays that prompt reissues of Bing Crosby's music, like the budget-priced My Favorite Irish Songs. This disc sells for about half the price of a regular compact disc, which seems fair since it runs about half as long 29-plus minutes. The choices here are good; it's unlikely Bing himself expressed any predilection for these Irish songs over others he'd recorded, so listeners are left to presume these are the favorite Irish songs of the compiler, Bob Zipkin best not to think about it. These were originally recorded throughout the '40s, many with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Connolly
If they make a Hallmark card for it, Bing's got an album for it. In fairness, Christmas and St. Patrick's Day are the only two holidays that prompt reissues of Bing Crosby's music, like the budget-priced My Favorite Irish Songs. This disc sells for about half the price of a regular compact disc, which seems fair since it runs about half as long 29-plus minutes. The choices here are good; it's unlikely Bing himself expressed any predilection for these Irish songs over others he'd recorded, so listeners are left to presume these are the favorite Irish songs of the compiler, Bob Zipkin best not to think about it. These were originally recorded throughout the '40s, many with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra, which always handled Bing's voice in a sympathetic setting. The songs recorded with Trotter are generally deep, thoughtful, and resonant, hovering between sentiment and sadness; these include "The Rose of Tralee," "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling," "Danny Boy," "Galway Bay," and "Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral That's an Irish Lullaby." The disc also features a few boisterous but good-natured songs, bordering at times on parody, like "MacNamara's Band" and "Dear Old Donegal." Compared to the Irish music of true Celtic origin now available, Bing's Irish music has a distinctly American sound to it, with references to swing and put-upon accents that sometimes sound disingenuous. But Bing did play an important role in popularizing Irish music, and many of these songs are still remembered fondly. As with a lot of Bing Crosby budget-priced repackagings, the sound quality shows the limits of its day and liner notes are nonexistent, but that all comes with the savin' o' the green.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/1998
  • Label: Mca Special Products
  • UPC: 076742104825
  • Catalog Number: 21048
  • Sales rank: 55,390

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bing Crosby Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Guy Bonham Composer
Wamp Carlson Composer
Red Latham Composer
Chauncey Olcott Composer
Mordaunt Spencer Composer
Ted Steels Composer
Ernest R. Ball Composer
Gary Graff Composer
Joseph Kennedy Composer
Freddie Grundland Composer
Shamus O'Connor Composer
Gerald Morrison Composer
John J. Stamford Composer
Frederick Edward Weatherly Composer
Charles Glover Composer
Joseph Hamilton Kennedy Composer
W. Steven Graham Composer
McCullough Piggott Composer
Fred Grant Composer
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