Top o' the Morning: His Irish Collection

Top o' the Morning: His Irish Collection

by Bing Crosby


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Of the many musical genres Bing Crosby tackled, he probably felt closest to the Irish songs, many of which he must have heard when he was growing up in an Irish-American home. Crosby recorded 25 Irish-themed songs between 1940 and 1952, both traditional and newly written, and they appeared originally on singles, including the gold-selling Top Ten hits "Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)," "MacNamara's Band," and "Galway Bay." In the LP era, the songs were gathered onto two albums, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling and Shillelaghs and Shamrocks, the latter becoming a best-seller in 1958. Top o' the Morning: His Irish Collection, a 24-track, 72-plus-minute disc, contains the contents of both those albums, the rarity "Rosaleen," and the original recording of "Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral," unissued since the 1944 single. Within the Irish context, there are warm ballads and sprightly marches, and Crosby handles them all with ease.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/27/1996
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811140625
catalogNumber: 11406
Rank: 45920

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bing Crosby   Primary Artist,Vocals

Technical Credits

Victor Herbert   Composer
Jesters   Contributor
Bob Haggart   Contributor
Steve Lasker   Engineer
Richard Pasco   Composer
Mellomen   Contributor
Vartan   Art Direction
Guy Bonham   Composer
Wamp Carlson   Composer
Red Latham   Composer
Chauncey Olcott   Composer
John Scott Trotter   Contributor
Victor Young & His Orchestra   Contributor
Matty Matlock & His Orchestra   Contributor
Alma Sanders   Composer
Mordaunt Spencer   Composer
Ted Steels   Composer
Ernest R. Ball   Composer
Gary Graff   Composer
Joseph Kennedy   Composer
Freddie Grundland   Composer
Shamus O'Connor   Composer
Alicia Adelaide Needham   Composer
Francis Fahy   Composer
Gerald Morrison   Composer
Monte Carlo   Composer
John J. Stamford   Composer
Frederick Edward Weatherly   Composer
Thomas Westendorf   Composer
Charles Glover   Composer
Joseph Hamilton Kennedy   Composer
Fred Grant   Composer
Steve Graham   Composer

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