Bing Crosby – Here’s Bing Crosby – Radio Broadcasts 1938-1946
These were the peak years of radio and of course everyone wanted to hear Bing sing, especially during the war years. He was the top movie and recording star of the era. On radio his Kraft Music Hall sometimes attracted audiences of almost 50 million! Guests ranged from opera singers to comedians. We've selected songs from the period 1938 to 1946. None were recorded by Bing commercially. Bing often sang duets and two examples - with Connee Boswell and Marilyn Maxwell are included. These tracks were nearly lost. In the 1960s Eddie Rice, a Crosby fan, visited John Scott Trotter who had led the Kraft orchestra. John Scott revealed that acetates of many of the songs were stored on discs under the floorboards at his home. Rice persuaded Trotter to release the discs. After remastering followed. To call them a revelation would be an understatement.
TUNE IN TO BING
In an era of change and tension – America was emerging from the Depression just as war loomed - Bing’s was one of the few voices that gave reassurance and distraction.
Here, for the first time on CD, are rarelyheard transcripts from the broadcasts that provided such comfort. Evidence, too, of Bing’s relaxed mic technique and his deceptively easy way with all kinds of music.
1. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me) ("And 'Here's Bing Crosby" Intro) - 2:21 2. I Can Dream Can't I? - 2:36 3. Lovelight in the Starlight - 3:08 4. Long, Long Ago - 1:57 5. If I Didn't Care - 3:18 6. What Can I Say (After I Say I'm Sorry) - 2:22 7. Wishing (Will Make It So) - 2:50 8. When You Were Sweet Sixteen - 1:33 9. Sunday - 1:43 10. Love's Old Sweet Song - 2:32 11. Little Girl - 1:20 12. Juanita - 2:09 13. I Can't Love You Any More (Any More Than I Do) - 1:19 14. When I Grow Too Old to Dream - 2:01 15. Six Lessons From Madame La Zonga - 2:45 16. Oh! Susannah - 1:46 17. Oh! Look at Me Now - 3:12 18. In the Gloaming - 2:11 19. Yours - 3:12 20. Why Dont We Do This More Often? - 2:39 21. I Remember You - 1:33 22. Daybreak - 1:39 23. I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo - 2:15 24. My Devotion - 1:56 25. Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition! - 2:34 26. Taking a Chance on Love - 3:25 27. A Lot in Common With You (with Marylin Maxwell) - 2:43 28. How Many Hearts Have You Broken? - 1:43 29. Tangerine - 1:34 30. One More Dream - 2:17 31. Oh! What It Seemd to Be - 3:10 32. Ill Never Smile Again (And Sign off) - 2:53
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