Bing Crosby & Friends: Radio Years

Bing Crosby & Friends: Radio Years

by Bing Crosby

CD(British Import)

View All Available Formats & Editions

Overview

GNP Crescendo's release of The Radio Years, Vols. 1-2 in 1987 (the volumes were available separately or together) wasn't the debut of these mid-'50s recordings, but for the first time master discs from Crosby's own collection were used, resulting in clear performances and, for the most part, excellent quality. Informal and gently swinging on most of the selections (a natural considering the high novelty content on his shows), Crosby shines on favorites such as "Singin' in the Rain," "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes," "Young at Heart," and many others. About half feature special guests, and these are the most rewarding: Connee Boswell and a Dixieland band for "That's a Plenty," brother Gary on a special version of "Moonlight Bay," Dick Powell for "Lullaby of Broadway," plus the Andrews Sisters, Rosemary Clooney, and even Lauren Bacall.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/28/1999
Label: Hallmark Records
UPC: 5030073033723
catalogNumber: 30337

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bing Crosby   Primary Artist
Burl Ives   Track Performer
Andrews Sisters   Track Performer
Rosemary Clooney   Track Performer
Judy Garland   Track Performer
Mills Brothers   Track Performer
Frank Sinatra   Track Performer
Rudy Vallée   Track Performer
Ella Fitzgerald   Track Performer
Jolson   Track Performer
Dennis Day   Track Performer
Jimmy Durante   Track Performer
Bob Hope   Track Performer
Nat King Cole   Track Performer
Lauren Bacall   Track Performer
Gary Crosby   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
John Benson Brooks   Composer
Sidney Arodin   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Irving Kahal   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Bob Merrill   Composer
Johnny Black   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Hoffman   Composer
Raymond B. Egan   Composer
Clem Watts   Composer

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews