The Vintage Years

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
For decades, Bing Crosby was the most popular vocalist in all of show business -- more successful even than Chick Bullock. JSP's four-CD, 106-track anthology The Vintage Years is an affordable and entertaining overview of Crosby's career from 1932 to 1950 that mingles studio recordings with live radio broadcasts. "Der Bingle" is heard at first backed by the Paramount Studio Orchestra, then for a while by Jimmy Dorsey's orchestra, but by and large the vast majority of the performances reproduced here find him backed by John Scott Trotter's orchestra and, at times, chorus. The Crosby/Trotter collaboration was lasting and lucrative. Guest performers on this set include ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
For decades, Bing Crosby was the most popular vocalist in all of show business -- more successful even than Chick Bullock. JSP's four-CD, 106-track anthology The Vintage Years is an affordable and entertaining overview of Crosby's career from 1932 to 1950 that mingles studio recordings with live radio broadcasts. "Der Bingle" is heard at first backed by the Paramount Studio Orchestra, then for a while by Jimmy Dorsey's orchestra, but by and large the vast majority of the performances reproduced here find him backed by John Scott Trotter's orchestra and, at times, chorus. The Crosby/Trotter collaboration was lasting and lucrative. Guest performers on this set include Constance Bennett, Gertrude Niesen, Dick Haymes, a delightfully well-adjusted Judy Garland and the impossible-to-contain Jimmy Durante. There are just enough examples of Crosby the romantic crooner, a good many upbeat pleasantries such as Hoagy Carmichael's "Old Buttermilk Sky" and quite a load of vaudeville-styled entertainment, particularly on the fourth disc, which is almost entirely devoted to the scripted Crosby/Durante comedy act, here playing to studio audiences who laugh loudly at every punch line. The Crosby/Garland team comes across wonderfully, particularly when tossing off old-fashioned melodies like "Wait Till the Sun Shines Nellie," "For Me and My Gal" and "Embraceable You."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2007
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065903428
  • Catalog Number: 934
  • Sales rank: 211,472

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Please - Paramount Studio Orchestra (4:08)
  2. 2 Here Lies Love - Paramount Studio Orchestra (3:14)
  3. 3 Some of These Days (2:31)
  4. 4 With All My Heart (3:14)
  5. 5 One, Two Button Your Shoe (2:41)
  6. 6 And So Do I (3:36)
  7. 7 Let's Call a Heart a Heart (3:34)
  8. 8 On the Beach at Waikiki (2:13)
  9. 9 Smiles (2:09)
  10. 10 Remember Me (2:46)
  11. 11 Smarty - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:44)
  12. 12 Can I Forget You - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:38)
  13. 13 Where or When - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (1:49)
  14. 14 Have You Got Any Castles Baby - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (1:25)
  15. 15 Sweet Little You - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (1:52)
  16. 16 The Moon Got in My Eyes - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (3:01)
  17. 17 Whispers in the Dark - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (3:00)
  18. 18 Josephine - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (1:30)
  19. 19 Marie - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:04)
  20. 20 The Folks Who Live on the Hill - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:59)
  21. 21 When You Wore a Tulip - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:11)
  22. 22 If It's the Last Thing I Do - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (3:01)
  23. 23 The Moon Got in My Eyes - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (3:14)
  24. 24 I Don't Want to Get Well - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (1:48)
  25. 25 There's a Girl in the Heart of Maryland - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (1:54)
  26. 26 Can I Forget You - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:47)
  27. 27 I Still Love to Kiss You Goodnight - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:43)
  28. 28 When You Dream About Hawaii - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (3:17)
Disc 2
  1. 1 If It's the Last Thing I Do - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:54)
  2. 2 Once in Awhile - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:58)
  3. 3 The Lonesome Road - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (3:25)
  4. 4 Sweet Stranger - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (1:29)
  5. 5 Swingin' Down the Lane - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (1:44)
  6. 6 She's Tall, She's Tan, She's Terrific - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:16)
  7. 7 Once in Awhile - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:48)
  8. 8 That Old Feeling - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (0:56)
  9. 9 Rosalie - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (1:57)
  10. 10 Remember Me - Constance Bennett (1:57)
  11. 11 You're a Sweetheart - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:41)
  12. 12 Birth of the Blues - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:11)
  13. 13 This Is My Night to Dream - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (3:45)
  14. 14 On the Sentimental Side - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:49)
  15. 15 Pale Venetian Moon - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:34)
  16. 16 You're a Sweetheart - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:40)
  17. 17 Show Me the Way to Go Home - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (1:16)
  18. 18 You Took the Words Right out of My Heart - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:04)
  19. 19 Rosalie - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (1:56)
  20. 20 The Dipsy Doodle - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:38)
  21. 21 On the Sentimental Side - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:49)
  22. 22 Moonlight Bay - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:22)
  23. 23 I See Your Face Before Me - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (3:04)
  24. 24 Gypsy Love Song - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:53)
  25. 25 Thanks for the Memory - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:37)
  26. 26 Gypsy in My Soul - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:21)
  27. 27 You're a Sweetheart - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (1:27)
  28. 28 My Heart Stood Still - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:38)
  29. 29 Side by Side - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (1:46)
  30. 30 An Old Flame Never Dies - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (1:42)
  31. 31 Sympathy - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (1:51)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Wait Till the Sun Shines Nellie - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:01)
  2. 2 Liza - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (3:37)
  3. 3 Old Buttermilk Sky - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:03)
  4. 4 Gotta Get Me Somebody to Love - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:46)
  5. 5 Connecticut - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (3:33)
  6. 6 Huggin' and Chalkin' - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:33)
  7. 7 I've Got You Under My Skin - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (3:13)
  8. 8 Tearbucket Jim - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:35)
  9. 9 And So to Bed - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:49)
  10. 10 Over the Rainbow - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:30)
  11. 11 Love Somebody - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:40)
  12. 12 Rambling Rose - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:41)
  13. 13 For Me and My Gal - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (1:28)
  14. 14 Who - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (1:16)
  15. 15 Embraceable You - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (1:41)
  16. 16 Confess - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:53)
  17. 17 The Donovans - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:11)
  18. 18 Katrina - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (3:27)
  19. 19 I Don't Care - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:08)
  20. 20 Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (1:08)
  21. 21 Maybe It's Because - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (3:27)
  22. 22 Sam's Song - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:34)
  23. 23 Get Happy - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:33)
  24. 24 I Cross My Fingers - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:10)
  25. 25 Mona Lisa - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:44)
  26. 26 Goodnight Irene - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:10)
  27. 27 All My Love - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:05)
  28. 28 Tzena, Tzena, Tzena - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:07)
  29. 29 Friendly Star - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:54)
  30. 30 High on the List - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:35)
  31. 31 Pretty Baby - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:11)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Start off Each Day with a Song - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:32)
  2. 2 I Surrender Dear/I'm Crosby the Well Dressed Man/Blue Skies - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (4:48)
  3. 3 Start off Each Day with a Song/I'm the Guy Who Found the Lost Chord/The - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (13:53)
  4. 4 Start off Each Day with a Song/Where the Blue of the Night - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (3:52)
  5. 5 Crosby & Durante's Campaign Song (Come on Out) - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (7:21)
  6. 6 Mr. Gallagher and Mr Shean/Whatever Happend to Vaudville?/While Strolli - Mark Helliger (7:04)
  7. 7 Chicabee-CH-CH (Yah-Yah-Yah) - Mark Helliger (3:02)
  8. 8 Start off Each Day with a Song/It's Not His Mind, It's His Music - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (9:27)
  9. 9 Bing Thanks Gerturde Niesen and Jimmy Durante - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (0:35)
  10. 10 Where the Blue of the Night/A Gal in Calico - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (4:26)
  11. 11 And Then It's Heaven - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (5:38)
  12. 12 Uncle Remus Said - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:31)
  13. 13 How Are Things in Glocca Morra - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:17)
  14. 14 Feudin' and Fightin' - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (4:07)
  15. 15 I'll Dance at You Wedding - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:08)
  16. 16 As Long as I'm Dreaming - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bing Crosby Primary Artist, Vocals
Judy Garland Vocals
Dick Haymes Vocals
Jimmy Durante Vocals
Gertrude Niesen Vocals
Constance Bennett Vocals
Mark Helliger Vocals
Technical Credits
Geoff Milne Liner Notes
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