Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby's Gold Records

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Bing's Gold Records is a splendid collection of all of Crosby's 21 gold singles for Decca Records. Each song is represented in its original version, including "White Christmas," which is not often heard in its 1942 Academy Award-winning version. Among other highlights are "New San Antonio Rose," "Pistol Packin' Mama," "Jingle Bells," "Swinging on a Star," "Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)," "Don't Fence Me In," "Galway Bay," "Play a Simple Melody," and "Silent Night, Holy Night," which has never been available on CD prior to this collection. It's a concise, thorough overview of Bing's peak years, functioning as a nice introduction for the curious.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Bing Crosby feat: Lani McIntyre and His Hawaiians 03:19
2 Bing Crosby feat: Bob Crosby's Bobcats 03:18
3 Bing Crosby feat: Ken Darby Singers / John Scott Trotter 03:03
4 Bing Crosby feat: Max Terr's Mixed Chorus / John Scott Trotter 02:42
5 Bing Crosby feat: Ken Darby 02:39
6 Bing Crosby 03:03
7 Bing Crosby feat: Vic Schoen / The Andrews Sisters 02:36
8 Bing Crosby feat: John Scott Trotter 02:57
9 Bing Crosby feat: The Williams Brothers / John Scott Trotter 02:32
10 Bing Crosby feat: John Scott Trotter 03:01 Amazon
11 Bing Crosby feat: Vic Schoen / The Andrews Sisters 03:06
12 Bing Crosby feat: Carmen Cavallaro 02:55
13 Bing Crosby feat: Bob Haggart 02:44
14 Bing Crosby feat: Vic Schoen / The Andrews Sisters 03:12
15 Bing Crosby feat: Al Jolson / Morris Stoloff & His Orchestra 03:00
16 Bing Crosby feat: Fred Waring & the Glee Club 03:03
17 Bing Crosby feat: Ken Darby Singers 03:10
18 Bing Crosby feat: Victor Young & His Orchestra 03:03
19 Bing Crosby feat: Perry Botkin's String Band / Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires 02:41
20 Bing Crosby feat: Gary Crosby / Matty Matlock 02:56
21 Bing Crosby feat: Gary Crosby / Matty Matlock 02:53
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