Through the Years, Vol. 2: 1951

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In 1950, Bing Crosby ranked as the top pop recording artist in the U.S. (according to chart researcher Joel Whitburn's analysis of the Billboard charts), the fifth time he had topped the list since 1943. In 1951, Crosby would slip to 11th place, the first time he had missed the Top Ten since Billboard instituted a singles chart in 1940. But in February 1951 it must have seemed to be smooth sailing, as Crosby held marathon recording sessions prior to scheduled hospitalization for gallstones. Jonzo Records issued 51 volumes of its series The Chronological Bing Crosby, compiling Crosby's commercial recordings in chronological order, and now the series has been taken over ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In 1950, Bing Crosby ranked as the top pop recording artist in the U.S. (according to chart researcher Joel Whitburn's analysis of the Billboard charts), the fifth time he had topped the list since 1943. In 1951, Crosby would slip to 11th place, the first time he had missed the Top Ten since Billboard instituted a singles chart in 1940. But in February 1951 it must have seemed to be smooth sailing, as Crosby held marathon recording sessions prior to scheduled hospitalization for gallstones. Jonzo Records issued 51 volumes of its series The Chronological Bing Crosby, compiling Crosby's commercial recordings in chronological order, and now the series has been taken over by Sepia Records and renamed Through the Years. This second volume in the Sepia series chronicles four months in Crosby's recording career, running through June 1951. In the 24 songs (plus an alternate take of the Louis Armstrong duet "Gone Fishin'"), Crosby does what he usually did, moving from Spanish material to Broadway to Hawaiian music to old standards, and giving every selection an assured reading. By this time, the hits, such as they were, tended to come when he was paired with another act -- with the Andrews Sisters on "Sparrow in the Treetop," with his son Gary Crosby on revivals of "Moonlight Bay" and "When You and I Were Young, Maggie, Blues," and with Armstrong. (He also had a minor hit with his cover of Doris Day's "Shanghai.") But his best performances come when he finds a song that suits his mature perspective, notably the show tunes "More I Cannot Wish You" from Guys & Dolls and "Hello, Young Lovers" from the just-opened The King and I, songs in which he is not the ardent lover himself but instead a sage observer of young romance. "Indian Summer" (recorded for an album of Victor Herbert songs) is also a good choice for a veteran artist transitioning into the latter part of his career. (Crosby fans should note that "With This Ring I Thee Wed" and "We All Have a Song in Our Hearts" are making their CD debuts with this release.)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2008
  • Label: Sepia Recordings
  • EAN: 5055122111221
  • Catalog Number: 1122
  • Sales rank: 370,862

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Maria Bonita (2:58)
  2. 2 Granada (3:17)
  3. 3 I Might Be Your Once-In-A-While (3:05)
  4. 4 Indian Summer (3:05)
  5. 5 More I Cannot Wish You - Jud Conlon's Choir (3:15)
  6. 6 The Loneliness of Evening - Jud Conlon's Choir (3:03)
  7. 7 Let Me Look at You - Jud Conlon's Choir (2:41)
  8. 8 Forsaking All Others - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra (3:02)
  9. 9 Sparrow in the Treetop - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra (3:13)
  10. 10 Any Town Is Paris When You're Young - Jud Conlon's Choir (3:30)
  11. 11 Here Ends the Rainbow - Lyn Murray (2:54)
  12. 12 With This Ring I Thee Wed - Lyn Murray (2:51)
  13. 13 We All Have a Song in Our Hearts (3:01)
  14. 14 Moonlight Bay - Gary Crosby (3:08)
  15. 15 When You and I Were Young, Maggie, Blues - Gary Crosby (3:19)
  16. 16 I Whistle a Happy Tune (2:40)
  17. 17 Hello, Young Lovers (3:19)
  18. 18 Getting to Know You (3:01)
  19. 19 Something Wonderful (3:21)
  20. 20 Old Soldiers Never Die (2:08)
  21. 21 Gone Fishin' - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:32)
  22. 22 Gone Fishin' - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (2:33)
  23. 23 I've Got to Fall in Love Again (2:42)
  24. 24 Shanghai (2:43)
  25. 25 Row, Row, Row (2:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bing Crosby Primary Artist, Vocals
Ziggy Elman Trumpet
Matty Matlock Clarinet, Reeds
Mel Henke Piano
Buddy Cole Piano
Paul Nero Violin
Sue Allen Choir, Chorus
Louis Armstrong Track Performer
Cy Bernard Cello
Harry Bluestone Violin
Irving Cottler Drums
John Cyr Drums
Walter Edelstein Violin
Nick Fatool Drums
Jacques Gasselin Violin
Fred Glickman Viola
Al Hendrickson Guitar
Abraham Hochstein Viola
Anatol Kaminsky Violin
George Kast Violin
Eddie Kusby Trombone
Erno Neufeld Violin
Loulie Jean Norman Choir, Chorus
Charles Parlato Choir, Chorus
Joe Rushton Bass Saxophone
Mischa Russell Violin
Moe Schneider Trombone
Marshall Sosson Violin
Bob Stephens Choir, Chorus
David Sterkin Viola
Milton Thomas Viola
Walter Welscher Piano
Eleanor Slatkin Cello
Morris Bercov Bass Clarinet
Murray Kellner Violin
Kurt Reher Cello
Sylvia Ruderman Flute
Nick Pisani Violin
Sam Freed Violin
Mac McLean Choir, Chorus
Martin Ruderman Flute
Phillip Shuken Clarinet, Reeds
Larry Wright Reeds
Victor Young & His Orchestra Track Performer
Raymond Menhennick Viola
Gil Mershon Choir, Chorus
Frederick Moritz Bassoon
Barbara W. Shik Harp
Gloria Wood Choir, Chorus
Dave Barbour & His Orchestra Track Performer
Wendell Mayhew Trombone
Kenneth Lowman Bassoon
Philip Stephens Bass, String Bass
Warren Baker Reeds, Oboe
John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra Track Performer
Alluísio Antunes "Lulu" Ferreira Guitar
Harry Vasco de Almeida Percussion, Trumpet
Vic Schoen & His Orchestra Track Performer
Bill Reeve Choir, Chorus
Perry Botkin and His Orchestra Banjo, Guitar
Henry Hill Violin
William J. Atkinson Trombone
Elizabeth Rinker Choir, Chorus
Bobby Guy Trumpet
Armand Kaproff Cello
Gary Crosby Track Performer
Betty Mullin Track Performer
Harry Stanton Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Malcolm MacFarlane Liner Notes
James Van Heusen Composer
Bob Merrill Composer
Monaco Composer
Bill Foreman Composer
Robin Cherry Remastering
Adair Composer
Lara Composer
Ron Bosley Photo Courtesy
R. Asherman Composer
E. Asherman Composer
Watkins Composer
Trotter Composer
R. & C. Yale Composer
N. C. Kenny Composer
Merrill Composer
Hilliard Composer
Herbert Composer
Delugg Composer
Cornett Composer
Smith Composer
Frost Composer
Worth Composer
Glazer Composer
Madden Composer
Dodd Composer
Burke Composer
Jerome Composer
Wilkinson Composer
Wenrich Composer
King Composer
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