Too Marvellous for Words: The Top Fifty of His Many Greatest Hits [2002]

Too Marvellous for Words: The Top Fifty of His Many Greatest Hits [2002]

by Bing Crosby
     
 

The two-disc, 50-track collection Too Marvellous for Words boasts virtually all of Der Bingle's massive hits of the 1930s and '40s, beginning in 1931 (his first chart-topper, "Out of Nowhere") and ending in 1948 (his last, "Now Is the Hour"). And though producer Geoff Milne ignores the usual…  See more details below

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The two-disc, 50-track collection Too Marvellous for Words boasts virtually all of Der Bingle's massive hits of the 1930s and '40s, beginning in 1931 (his first chart-topper, "Out of Nowhere") and ending in 1948 (his last, "Now Is the Hour"). And though producer Geoff Milne ignores the usual standby for compilation track listings (straight chronological order), his grouping of songs by themes works very well; late on the first disc comes a series of Crosby's later out-West gems, that period when he swung lightly and seemingly without a care ("San Fernando Valley," "I'm an Old Cowhand," "Swinging on a Star," "Don't Fence Me In," "Alexander's Ragtime Band"). His crooner lyrics appear throughout the second disc: "Sunday, Monday or Always," "Love in Bloom," "It's Easy to Remember," "Soon," "Moonlight Becomes You." The sound is solid as well, though the notes and accompanying information are far too brusque for the weight of Crosby's career.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/07/2002
Label:
Jasmine Music
UPC:
0604988039221
catalogNumber:
392

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams
  2. Pennies from Heaven
  3. Remember Me?
  4. June in January
  5. Red Sails in the Sunset
  6. Too Marvelous for Words
  7. The Moon Got in My Eyes
  8. You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me
  9. Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
  10. Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?)
  11. Only Forever
  12. Please
  13. San Fernando Valley
  14. I Can't Begin to Tell You
  15. Shadow Waltz
  16. Little Dutch Mill
  17. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  18. I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)
  19. The Last Round-Up
  20. I Wished on the Moon
  21. Goodnight, Lovely Little Lady
  22. Swinging on a Star
  23. Don't Fence Me In
  24. I'll Be Seeing You
  25. Thanks

Disc 2

  1. White Christmas
  2. Moonlight Becomes You
  3. I Love You
  4. Sunday, Monday or Always
  5. Love in Bloom
  6. Soon
  7. At Your Command
  8. Dinah
  9. It's Easy to Remember
  10. Trade Winds
  11. It's Been a Long, Long Time
  12. Never in a Million Years
  13. (There'll Be A) Hot Time in the Town of Berlin (When the Yanks Go ...)
  14. Sweet Georgia Brown
  15. Out of Nowhere
  16. Just One More Chance
  17. You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
  18. Pistol Packin' Mama
  19. Dolores
  20. Amor
  21. What's New?
  22. Sweet Leilani
  23. Sierra Sue
  24. Be Careful, It's My Heart
  25. Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song)

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bing Crosby   Primary Artist
Andrews Sisters   Track Performer
Mills Brothers   Track Performer
Harry Barris   Piano
George Stoll   Accompaniment
Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians   Accompaniment
Bob Crosby & His Orchestra   Accompaniment
Bob Crosby's Bobcats   Accompaniment
Dorsey Brothers   Accompaniment
Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra   Accompaniment
Jimmy Grier & His Orchestra   Accompaniment
Paul Trio   Accompaniment
Victor Young & His Orchestra   Accompaniment
Brunswick Studio Orchestra   Accompaniment
Lani McIntyre and His Hawaiians   Accompaniment
Lennie Hayton & His Orchestra   Accompaniment
Ken Darby Singers   Accompaniment
Isham Jones & His Rainbo Orchestra   Accompaniment
John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra   Accompaniment
Vic Schoen & His Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Billy Hill   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Bing Crosby   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Eddie Cantor   Introduction
Jimmy Kennedy   Composer
Dorothy Parker   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Ben Bernie   Composer
Cliff Friend   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Lennie Hayton   Orchestra Director
Edward Heyman   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Geoff Milne   Producer,Liner Notes
Charles Tobias   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Kenneth Casey   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Harry Revel   Composer
Louis Alter   Composer
Jay Gorney   Composer
Gabriel Ruíz   Composer
Sunny Skylar   Composer
Harry Tobias   Composer
Clement Scott   Composer
Dorothy Stewart   Composer
Hugh Williams   Composer
Ricardo Lopez Mendez   Composer
Robert Fletcher   Composer
Joseph Buell Carey   Composer
Elliott Shapiro   Composer
Maewa Kaihau   Composer

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