The Centenary Collection

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All Music Guide - John Bush
The Centenary Collection, a four-disc set spanning most of Bing Crosby's career, isn't going to tell listeners much about what they're hearing, but the music included is fabulous. Divided into thematic sets, the box begins with 16 of his biggest hits, closely followed by hits with the Andrews Sisters, a set of jazz songs, Broadway material and standards, collaborations, and, finally, four of his Irish songs. Aside from the hits, most of the highlights come from the collaborations disc, including Crosby's mournful "St. Louis Blues" with Duke Ellington's band, a beautifully harmonic "Tea for Two" with Connee Boswell, and "The Birth of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
The Centenary Collection, a four-disc set spanning most of Bing Crosby's career, isn't going to tell listeners much about what they're hearing, but the music included is fabulous. Divided into thematic sets, the box begins with 16 of his biggest hits, closely followed by hits with the Andrews Sisters, a set of jazz songs, Broadway material and standards, collaborations, and, finally, four of his Irish songs. Aside from the hits, most of the highlights come from the collaborations disc, including Crosby's mournful "St. Louis Blues" with Duke Ellington's band, a beautifully harmonic "Tea for Two" with Connee Boswell, and "The Birth of the Blues" with Jack Teagarden.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/2003
  • Label: Import [generic]
  • UPC: 766482078349
  • Catalog Number: 56471

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Swinging on a Star - John Scott Trotter (2:31)
  2. 2 Moonlight Becomes You - John Scott Trotter (3:10)
  3. 3 I'll Be Seeing You - John Scott Trotter (2:50)
  4. 4 Sunday, Monday or Always - Ken Darby Singers (2:37)
  5. 5 Red Sails in the Sunset - Victor Young & His Orchestra (3:13)
  6. 6 Just One More Chance - Victor Young & His Orchestra (3:17)
  7. 7 Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day) - Studio Orchestra (2:54)
  8. 8 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? - Lennie Hayton & His Orchestra (3:13)
  9. 9 Pennies from Heaven - Georgie Stoll & His Orchestra (3:12)
  10. 10 Out of Nowhere - Studio Orchestra (3:12)
  11. 11 Silent Night - Victor Young & His Orchestra (3:02)
  12. 12 Please - Anson Weeks Orchestra (3:03)
  13. 13 Mule Train - Perry Botkin's String Band (2:56)
  14. 14 It's Easy to Remember - Three Shades Of Blue (3:18)
  15. 15 June in January - Georgie Stoll & His Orchestra (3:15)
  16. 16 White Christmas - Ken Darby Singers (3:05)
  17. 17 Don't Fence Me In - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra (3:05)
  18. 18 Along the Navajo Trail - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra (2:46)
  19. 19 (There'll Be A) Hot Time in the Town of Berlin (When the Yanks Go ...) - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra (2:55)
  20. 20 Route 66 - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra (3:16)
  21. 21 South Rampart Street Parade - Bob Crosby (3:21)
  22. 22 Quicksilver - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra (2:45)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Yes, Indeed! - Connee Boswell (3:09)
  2. 2 After You've Gone - Eddie Condon & His Orchestra (3:12)
  3. 3 The Birth of the Blues - Jack Teagarden (3:16)
  4. 4 You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby - Bob Crosby (2:55)
  5. 5 Sweet Georgia Brown - Isham Jones & His Orchestra (3:07)
  6. 6 Someday, Sweetheart - George Stoll (3:17)
  7. 7 On the Sunny Side of the Street - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra (2:47)
  8. 8 St. Louis Blues - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (4:30)
  9. 9 Your Socks Don't Match - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (3:00)
  10. 10 Mississippi Mud - Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra (3:11)
  11. 11 I Ain't Got Nobody - Connee Boswell (3:04)
  12. 12 Tea for Two - Connee Boswell (2:35)
  13. 13 When My Dreamboat Comes Home - Bob Crosby (2:27)
  14. 14 I Still Suits Me - Victor Young & His Orchestra (3:03)
  15. 15 Gone Fishin' - John Scott Trotter (2:26)
  16. 16 People Will Say We're in Love - Sportsmen Glee Club (2:59)
  17. 17 The Eagle and Me - Toots Camarata & His Orchestra (3:15)
  18. 18 I Love You - John Scott Trotter (3:03)
  19. 19 Close as Pages in a Book - John Scott Trotter (3:10)
  20. 20 If I Loved You - John Scott Trotter (3:22)
  21. 21 I've Never Been in Love Before (2:56)
  22. 22 Some Enchanted Evening - John Scott Trotter (3:00)
Disc 3
  1. 1 You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (3:14)
  2. 2 Night and Day - John Scott Trotter (3:14)
  3. 3 A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - John Scott Trotter (3:24)
  4. 4 Summertime (3:07)
  5. 5 How Deep Is the Ocean? - Studio Orchestra (2:57)
  6. 6 Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away) (3:23)
  7. 7 The Folks Who Live on the Hill - John Scott Trotter (3:03)
  8. 8 Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) - The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (3:21)
  9. 9 I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You - Studio Orchestra (3:11)
  10. 10 Stardust - Studio Orchestra (3:02)
  11. 11 Long Ago (And Far Away) - John Scott Trotter (2:54)
  12. 12 A Gal in Calico - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:36)
  13. 13 Embraceable You - John Scott Trotter (2:54)
  14. 14 Old Folks - Bob Crosby (2:54)
  15. 15 Autumn Leaves (3:26)
  16. 16 Just One of Those Things - John Scott Trotter (3:10)
  17. 17 But Beautiful - Victor Young & His Orchestra (2:43)
  18. 18 I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams - John Scott Trotter (2:36)
  19. 19 Only Forever - John Scott Trotter (3:12)
  20. 20 She Reminds Me of You - Jimmy Grier & His Orchestra (3:03)
  21. 21 Be Careful, It's My Heart - John Scott Trotter (2:43)
  22. 22 Zing a Little Zong - The Rhythmaires (3:34)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Dinah - The Mills Brothers (2:56)
  2. 2 A Couple of Song and Dance Men - John Scott Trotter (2:20)
  3. 3 Mine (2:43)
  4. 4 Sam's Song (The Happy Tune) - Gary Crosby (2:52)
  5. 5 Do You Ever Think of Me? - Victor Young & His Orchestra (2:41)
  6. 6 Mister Meadowlark - Victor Young & His Orchestra (2:38)
  7. 7 It's Been a Long, Long Time - Les Paul Trio (2:56)
  8. 8 The Way You Look Tonight - Dixie Lee Crosby (2:33)
  9. 9 The Spaniard That Blighted My Life - Morris Stoloff & His Orchestra (3:15)
  10. 10 Prove It by the Things You Do (2:17)
  11. 11 Basin Street Blues - John Scott Trotter (2:59)
  12. 12 Once and for Always - Victor Young & His Orchestra (3:12)
  13. 13 Busy Doin' Nothin' - Victor Young & His Orchestra (3:00)
  14. 14 If I Were a Bell - Patty Andrews (3:11)
  15. 15 Put It There Pal - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra (2:23)
  16. 16 I Can't Begin to Tell You - Carmen Cavallaro (2:54)
  17. 17 I'm Falling in Love With Someone - Victor Young & His Orchestra (3:04)
  18. 18 In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening - Jane Wyman (3:24)
  19. 19 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - John Scott Trotter (2:57)
  20. 20 The Rose of Tralee - John Scott Trotter (3:19)
  21. 21 How Can You Buy Killarney? - Victor Young & His Orchestra (3:04)
  22. 22 Galway Bay - Victor Young & His Orchestra (2:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bing Crosby Primary Artist, Vocals
Joe Sullivan Piano
Carmen Cavallaro Piano, Soloist
Bobby Sherwood Guitar
Axel Stordahl Conductor
Technical Credits
Richard Rodgers Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Axel Stordahl Orchestral Arrangements
Stan Britt Annotation
Gerald Mahlowe Liner Notes
Charles Glover Composer
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