Bob Crosby & His Orchestra – All the Hits And More 1935-51 – 2CD
Bob Crosby was the younger brother of renowned singer Bing Crosby, and made his own way in the music business as a vocalist and bandleader, having a string of more than forty hits which spanned the era covered by this collection, especially as leader of his well-known band The Bob Cats and in later years as a solo singer. This excellent-value 50-track 2-CD collection comprises all Bob Crosby’s forty and more career hits, with his orchestra, with The Bob Cats and as solo singer and duettist, plus selected other noted A&B sides on Decca from this era. It features his No. 1 hits “In A Gypsy Tearoom”, “Whispers In The Dark” and “Day In, Day Out”, and his other Top 3 hits “Over The Rainbow”, “Lilacs In The Rain”, “With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair” and “Down Argentina Way”. Also included are famous jazz-focused pieces like “South Rampart Street Parade”, “Big Noise From Winnetka”, March Of The Bob Cats” and his theme tune “Summertime” along with hits with other classics from the era like “Two Sleepy People”, “Let It Snow!”, “Goody Goody”, “A Foggy Day” and “Play A Simple Melody”. It features Crosby himself on vocals, with performances also by his featured vocalists Frank Tennille, Kay Weber, Eddie Miller, Marian Mann, Nappy Lamare, Helen Ward, Teddy Grace and Marion Morgan, plus vocal duets with Patty Andrews and Georgia Gibbs. It’s an entertaining selection of his most popular recordings.
CD1: Bob Crosby & His Orchestra: 1. Flowers For Madame - 2. In A Little Gypsy Tearoom - 3. A Little Bit Independent - 4. Goody Goody - 5. Whispers In The Dark - 6. South Rampart Street Parade - 7. Dog Town Blues - 8. A Foggy Day - 9. Please Be Kind - Bob Crosby and His Bob Cats: 10. March Of The Bobcats - Bob Crosby & His Orchestra: 11. Louise, Louise - Bing Brosby with Bob Crosby & His Orchestra: 12. You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby - 13. Two Sleepy People - 14. Deep In A Dream - 15. Summertime - 16. What's New? - 17. The Big Noise From Winnetka - Bob Crosby And His Bob Cats: 18. Loopin' The Loop - Bob Crosby & His Orchestra: 19. Swingin' At The Sugar Bowl - 20. At A Little Hot Dog Stand - 21. I Never Knew Heaven Could Speak - 22. Rose Of Washington Square - 23. The Lady's In Love With You - 24. Hindustan - 25. Day In, Day Out -
CD2: Bob Crosby & His Orchestra: 1. Over The Rainbow - 2. Blue Orchids - 3. Lilacs In The Rain - 4. Can I Help It? - 5. (Why Couldn't It Last) Last Night - 6. Till We Meet Again - 7. Between 18th And 19th On Chestnut Street - 8. I've Got My Eyes On You - 9. With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair - 10. You, You Darlin' - 11. Leanin' On The Ole Top Rail - 12. So Far, So Good - 13. Believing - 14. Down Argentina Way - 15. You Forgot About Me - 16. Cow Cow Blues - 17. Do You Care? - 18. Barrelhouse Bessie From Basin Street - 19. Blue Surreal - 20. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - 21. Five Minutes More - 22. The Pussycat Song (Nyow! Not Nyow!) - Bob Crosby & Marion Morgan: 23. Maybe It’s Because - Georgia Gibbs & Bob Crosby: 24. Play A Simple Melody - Bob Crosby & His Orchestra: 25. Shanghai -
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