Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby and Friends

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Bing Crosby and Friends Review

by John Bush

Included on this Living Era CD issue are 25 selections of Bing Crosby and a host of duet partners (including Fred Astaire, the Boswell Sisters, the Mills Brothers, Jack Teagarden, Mary Martin, Duke Ellington and Frances Langford), all recorded during the 1930s and early '40s, with most of the tracks coming from his radio show. Included are "Pistol Packin' Mama," "Dinah," "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries," "Gypsy Love Song," "Darling Nellie Gray," "Little Sir Echo," "An Apple for the Teacher,"and "Basin Street Blues,"among others.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Bing Crosby feat: Johnny Mercer 02:53 Amazon
2 Bing Crosby feat: Victor Young's Small Fryers / Johnny Mercer 03:09 Amazon
3 Bing Crosby feat: The Mills Brothers / Victor Young & His Orchestra / The Boswell Sisters 02:35 Amazon
4 Bing Crosby feat: The Mills Brothers 02:59 Amazon
5 Bing Crosby feat: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 04:39 Amazon
6 Bing Crosby feat: The Mills Brothers 03:17 Amazon
7 Bing Crosby feat: The Mills Brothers 03:04 Amazon
8 Bing Crosby feat: Dixie Lee Crosby / Victor Young & His Orchestra 02:40 Amazon
9 Bing Crosby feat: Dixie Lee Crosby / Victor Young & His Orchestra 03:07 Amazon
10 Bing Crosby feat: Lani McIntire & His Hawaiians / Lani McIntire 03:16 Amazon
11 Bing Crosby feat: Connee Boswell / John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra / John Scott Trotter 02:59 Amazon
12 Bing Crosby feat: Connee Boswell / John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra / John Scott Trotter 02:40 Amazon
13 Bing Crosby feat: Paul Taylor Choristers 03:03 Amazon
14 Bing Crosby feat: Frances Langford / Victor Young's Concert Orchestra 03:05 Amazon
15 Bing Crosby feat: Frances Langford / Victor Young's Concert Orchestra 03:11 Amazon
16 Bing Crosby feat: The Foursome / John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra / John Scott Trotter 02:59 Amazon
17 Bing Crosby feat: Connee Boswell / John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra / John Scott Trotter 02:32 Amazon
18 Bing Crosby feat: Music Maids / The Musicians / John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra / John Scott Trotter 02:45 Amazon
19 Bing Crosby feat: Connee Boswell / John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra / John Scott Trotter 03:07 Amazon
20 Bing Crosby feat: Joe Venuti & His Orch. / Joe Venuti & His Orchestra / The Andrews Sisters 03:00 Amazon
21 Bing Crosby feat: Johnny Mercer / Victor Young & His Orchestra 02:44 Amazon
22 Bing Crosby feat: Mary Martin / Jack Teagarden & His Orchestra / Jack Teagarden 03:13 Amazon
23 Bing Crosby feat: Mary Martin / John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra / John Scott Trotter 02:35 Amazon
24 Bing Crosby feat: Fred Astaire / Margaret Lenhart / Bob Crosby & His Orchestra 02:27 Amazon
25 Bing Crosby feat: Vic Schoen & His Orchestra / Vic Schoen / The Andrews Sisters 03:02 Amazon
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