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Vintage Years
     

The Vintage Years

by Bing Crosby
 
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

Overview

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."

Product Details

Release Date:
05/15/2007
Label:
Jsp Records
UPC:
0788065903428
catalogNumber:
934
Rank:
5210

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Please
  2. Here Lies Love
  3. Some of These Days
  4. With All My Heart
  5. One, Two Button Your Shoe
  6. And So Do I
  7. Let's Call a Heart a Heart
  8. On the Beach at Waikiki
  9. Smiles
  10. Remember Me
  11. Smarty
  12. Can I Forget You
  13. Where or When
  14. Have You Got Any Castles Baby
  15. Sweet Little You
  16. The Moon Got in My Eyes
  17. Whispers in the Dark
  18. Josephine
  19. Marie
  20. The Folks Who Live on the Hill
  21. When You Wore a Tulip
  22. If It's the Last Thing I Do
  23. The Moon Got in My Eyes
  24. I Don't Want to Get Well
  25. There's a Girl in the Heart of Maryland
  26. Can I Forget You
  27. I Still Love to Kiss You Goodnight
  28. When You Dream About Hawaii

Disc 2

  1. If It's the Last Thing I Do
  2. Once in Awhile
  3. The Lonesome Road
  4. Sweet Stranger
  5. Swingin' Down the Lane
  6. She's Tall, She's Tan, She's Terrific
  7. Once in Awhile
  8. That Old Feeling
  9. Rosalie
  10. Remember Me
  11. You're a Sweetheart
  12. Birth of the Blues
  13. This Is My Night to Dream
  14. On the Sentimental Side
  15. Pale Venetian Moon
  16. You're a Sweetheart
  17. Show Me the Way to Go Home
  18. You Took the Words Right out of My Heart
  19. Rosalie
  20. The Dipsy Doodle
  21. On the Sentimental Side
  22. Moonlight Bay
  23. I See Your Face Before Me
  24. Gypsy Love Song
  25. Thanks for the Memory
  26. Gypsy in My Soul
  27. You're a Sweetheart
  28. My Heart Stood Still
  29. Side by Side
  30. An Old Flame Never Dies
  31. Sympathy

Disc 3

  1. Wait Till the Sun Shines Nellie
  2. Liza
  3. Old Buttermilk Sky
  4. Gotta Get Me Somebody to Love
  5. Connecticut
  6. Huggin' and Chalkin'
  7. I've Got You Under My Skin
  8. Tearbucket Jim
  9. And So to Bed
  10. Over the Rainbow
  11. Love Somebody
  12. Rambling Rose
  13. For Me and My Gal
  14. Who
  15. Embraceable You
  16. Confess
  17. The Donovans
  18. Katrina
  19. I Don't Care
  20. Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me
  21. Maybe It's Because
  22. Sam's Song
  23. Get Happy
  24. I Cross My Fingers
  25. Mona Lisa
  26. Goodnight Irene
  27. All My Love
  28. Tzena, Tzena, Tzena
  29. Friendly Star
  30. High on the List
  31. Pretty Baby

Disc 4

  1. Start off Each Day with a Song
  2. I Surrender Dear/I'm Crosby the Well Dressed Man/Blue Skies
  3. Start off Each Day with a Song/I'm the Guy Who Found the Lost Chord/The
  4. Start off Each Day with a Song/Where the Blue of the Night
  5. Crosby & Durante's Campaign Song (Come on Out)
  6. Mr. Gallagher and Mr Shean/Whatever Happend to Vaudville?/While Strolli
  7. Chicabee-CH-CH (Yah-Yah-Yah)
  8. Start off Each Day with a Song/It's Not His Mind, It's His Music
  9. Bing Thanks Gerturde Niesen and Jimmy Durante
  10. Where the Blue of the Night/A Gal in Calico
  11. And Then It's Heaven
  12. Uncle Remus Said
  13. How Are Things in Glocca Morra
  14. Feudin' and Fightin'
  15. I'll Dance at You Wedding
  16. As Long as I'm Dreaming

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