Portrait of Bing Crosby [Gallery]

Portrait of Bing Crosby [Gallery]

by Bing Crosby
     
 

Twenty of Bing Crosby's best-loved songs from the early '30s turn up untarnished on Charly's Portrait of Bing Crosby. It's a fun ride down memory lane, highlighted by a lively version of "I'm an Old Cowhand" and the classic "You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me." If you like the music of this period, get nostalgic for old movies, or still find yourself…  See more details below

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Twenty of Bing Crosby's best-loved songs from the early '30s turn up untarnished on Charly's Portrait of Bing Crosby. It's a fun ride down memory lane, highlighted by a lively version of "I'm an Old Cowhand" and the classic "You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me." If you like the music of this period, get nostalgic for old movies, or still find yourself whistling the songs from old cartoons, you'll be in your element here. At this stage in his career a quickly rising star, Crosby was still a crooner; the warm, deep baritone of his later efforts isn't always in evidence here. While Crosby's voice is clearly the lead instrument, he's nearly upstaged by the Mills Brothers on a few songs, notably "Dinah" and "My Honey's Loving Arms," where all manner of horns are impersonated. The Dorsey Brothers also get some real swingin' arrangements under the soaring voice of Crosby on "Somebody Stole Gabriel's Horn" and "I'm an Old Cowhand." The songs are recorded with a variety of backing orchestras, including those led by Lennie Hayton, Jimmie Grier, Guy Lombardo, Bernie Krueger, and Frank Trumbauer. The love songs are perhaps the best settings for Bing Crosby, as he wilts over the lyrics on songs like "June in January," "Shadow Waltz," and "Here Lies Love." Portrait of Bing Crosby is a well-preserved picture of the artist as a young man. The only knock against the disc occurs on the last song, "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby," which is inadvertently cut short.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/11/1998
Label:
MCI / GALLERIE
UPC:
5014797204034
catalogNumber:
403

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Please
  2. How Deep Is the Ocean?
  3. Dancing in the Dark
  4. Sentimental and Melancholy
  5. On the Sentimental Side
  6. Don't Be That Way
  7. Blue Hawaii
  8. Silver on the Sage
  9. Song of the Islands
  10. The Last Round-Up
  11. Black Moonlight
  12. Someday, Sweetheart
  13. I've Got the World on a String
  14. Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?
  15. Dinah  -  Mills Brothers
  16. Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
  17. Pennies from Heaven
  18. Down the Old Ox Road
  19. Maybe
  20. Thanks
  21. In My Merry Oldsmobile
  22. Moonlight Becomes You
  23. Remember Me
  24. It's Easy to Remember

Disc 2

  1. Sweet and Lovely
  2. Too Romantic
  3. This Is My Night to Dream
  4. Temptation
  5. Try a Little Tenderness
  6. Stardust
  7. Sweet Leilani
  8. I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)
  9. Goodnight Sweetheart
  10. The Funny Old Hills
  11. Too Marvelous for Words
  12. Out of Nowhere
  13. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
  14. An Apple for the Teacher  - Connee Boswell
  15. Sweet Georgia Brown
  16. If You Should Ever Need Me
  17. Still the Bluebird Sings
  18. Were You Sincere
  19. Sing a Song of Sunbeams
  20. You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me
  21. Only Forever
  22. You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
  23. The Moon Got in My Eyes
  24. White Christmas

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bing Crosby   Primary Artist,Vocals
Mills Brothers   Vocals,Track Performer
Connie Boswell   Vocals

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Billy Hill   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Jay Gorney   Composer
Benjamin Franklin Spikes   Composer
John Spikes   Composer
Vincent Bryan   Composer
Gus Edwards   Composer
John Martland   Liner Notes
Fred Dellar   Liner Notes
Fred Deller   Liner Notes
Jack Meskill   Composer
Charles E. King   Composer

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