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Swingin' with Bing! Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances [Long Box]


  • 0. DISC 1: BING MEETS NAT "KING" COLE & THE ANDREW SISTERS:
    1. Swinging on a Star
    2. Don't Fence Me In
    3. Bing Introduces 'Strange Music'
    4. Strange Music
    5. Tallahassee
    6. Peg O' My Heart
    7. Shoo Shoo Baby
    8. Bing Chats With the Andrews Sisters
    9. You Don't Know the Language
    10. South America, Take It Away
    11. It's Magic
    12. Night Has a Thousand Eyes, The
    13. But Beautiful
    14. Bing Introduces Nat King Cole
    15. Bing Chats With Nat
    16. Sam's Song
    17. My Foolish Heart
    18. Them There Eyes
    19. Too Late Now
    20. Not Mine
    21. Bing Welcomes Back the Andrews Sisters
    22. I Can Dream, Can't I?
    23. Sure Thing
    24. Bing Introduces Finale
    25. May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You
    0. DISC 2: BING MEETS ELLA FITZGERALD & LOUIS ARMSTRONG (PART 1):
    1. Basin Street Blues
    2. If This Isn't Love
    3. It's a Good Day
    4. Bing Introduces Louis Armstrong
    5. Bing Chats With Louis
    6. Blueberry Hill - (version 1)
    7. Fella With an Umbrella, A
    8. Bing Introduces Ella and 'Dreamer's Holiday'
    9. Dreamer's Holiday, A
    10. For You, For Me, Forever More
    11. Bing & Louis Introduce 'Gone Fishing'
    12. Gone Fishin'
    13. Lazy Bones - (version 1)
    14. Best Things in Life Are Free, The
    15. That's a-Plenty
    16. Kiss to Build a Dream On, A - (version 1)
    17. Louis Congratulates Bing on His 20th Anniversary
    18. Blueberry Hill - (version 2)
    19. Bing Chats With Jack Teagarden
    20. Rockin' Chair - (part 1)
    21. Bing Chats With Dinah Shore
    22. Rockin' Chair - (part 2)
    23. Five Minutes More
    24. Marshmallow World, A
    25. Silver Bells - (version 1)
    26. Bing Introduces 'Memphis Blues'
    27. Memphis Blues - (version 1)
    0. DISC 3: BING MEETS ELLA FITZGERALD & LOUIS ARMSTRONG (PART 2):
    1. Stay With the Happy People
    2. It Had to Be You
    3. Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
    4. Now That I Need You
    5. Gone Fishin' - (version 2)
    6. Chicago Style
    7. Route 66
    8. Blue Skies
    9. Istanbul
    10. Lazy Bones - (version 2)
    11. Bing Introduces Toni Arden & The Band
    12. My Honey's Lovin' Arms
    13. Bing Introduces the Mills Brothers
    14. Paper Doll / Up A Lazy River
    15. Way Back Home
    16. You're Just in Love
    17. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
    18. Silver Bells - (version 2)
    19. Bing Chats With Ella
    20. White Christmas
    21. Kiss to Build a Dream On, A - (version 2)
    22. Bing, Ella & Louis Introduce "Memphis Blues"
    23. Memphis Blues - (version 2)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 31507

  • Credits
    ProducerKen Barnes (Compilation)
    Engineer

    Includes a 40-page booklet.
    Personnel: Bing Crosby (vocals); Dinah Shore, Ella Fitzgerald, Jack Teagarden, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, The Andrews Sisters, The Mills Brothers, Toni Arden (vocals); Les Paul (guitar); Joe Venuti (violin); Ziggy Elman (trumpet); Red Nichols (cornet); John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires.
    Liner Note Author: Ken Barnes.
    This beautifully packaged Bing Crosby box set is divided into three parts. The first disc features Crosby in radio performances with Nat "King" Cole and the Andrews Sisters. Disc two documents broadcasts with Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and, finally, the third disc features additional Crosby collaborations with Fitzgerald and Armstrong, as well as two performances with the Mills Brothers.
    One of the highlights on this collection is the second rendition of "Memphis Blues," a tune Crosby shares with Fitzgerald and Armstrong. Here, the rapport between the three singers is relaxed and lighthearted, and Armstrong even causes the studio audience to crack up during one of his verses. "Basin Street Blues" is another wonderful example of the simpatico between Crosby and Fitzgerald. At Crosby's request, Fitzgerald imitates Armstrong to the bemusement of the audience, and Red Nichols takes a superbly bluesy cornet solo on this tune, as well. (Not surprisingly, Nichols's playing is very influenced by the swampy, New Orleans approach of Armstrong.) Cole Porter's hit "Don't Fence Me In" is another high point; this song combines 1940s swing with a Western feel (a la Gene Autry), and the Andrews Sisters' rich three-part harmonies add great depth to this selection. Of course, it's Crosby's debonair voice that ultimately steals the show.

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