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Bing Crosby

Focusing on the jazz side of Bing Crosby, Gwyneth Herbert joins Alyn Shipton to pick Bing's jazziest recordings, ranging from his Paul Whiteman days to the swing bands of Buddy Bregman and Billy May, and including Bing's immortal discs with Louis Armstrong.

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Boxing Day 2009 16:00

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  • Paul Whiteman Orchestra and Rhythm Boys

    : Happy Feet

    Composer: Yellen / Ager Performers: Charlie Margulis, Harry Goldfield, Andy Secrest, t; Bil Rank, Boyce Cullen, Wilbur Hall, tb; Bernie Daly, Chet Hazlett, Irving Friedman, Frank Trumbauer, Charles Strickfaden, Red Mayer, reeds; Otto Landau, Joe Venuti, vn; Matty Malneck, vla; Roy Bargy, p; Eddie Lang, g; Min Leibrook, tu; George Marsh, d; Bing Crosby, Harry Barris, Al Rinker, v. 10 Feb 1930.

    • It’s Easy to Remember.
    • Proper Box.
    • Box 34 CD 1.
  • Bing and Rhythm Boys with Paul Whiteman Orchestra

    From Monday On

    Composer: Barris, Crosby Performers: Charlie Margulis, t; Bix Beiderbecke, c; Bill Rank, Wilbur Hall, Boyce Cullen, tb; Frank Trumbauer, Irving Friedman, Chester Hazlitt, Rube Crozier, Red Mayer, Charles Strickfaden, reeds; Kurt Dieterle, Mischa Russell, Matty Malneck, Mario Perry, vn; Harry Barris, p, v; Mike Pingitore, bj; Min Leibrook, bsx; Harold MacDonald, d. Bing Crosby, Al Rinker, Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylord, Austin Young, v. 28 Feb 1928.

    • It’s Easy to Remember.
    • Proper Box.
    • Box 34 CD 1.
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    St Louis Blues

    Composer: Handy Performers: Artie Whetsol, Freddie Jenkins, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Barney Bigard, reeds; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d; Bing Crosby, v. 11 Feb 1931.

    • It’s Easy to Remember.
    • Proper Box.
    • Box 34 CD 1.
  • Bing Crosby with Lennie Hayton & His Orchestra - Brother Can you Spare a Dime

    Composer: Harburg, Gorney Performers: unknown, 25 October 1932.

  • Bing Crsoby and Connie Boswell with Bob Crosby's Bob Cats

    Yes Indeed

    Composer: Melvin, Oliver Performers: Muggsy Spanier, c; Floyd O’Brien, tb; Hank D’Amico, cl; Eddie Miller, ts; Jess Stacy, p; Nappy Lamare g; Bob Haggart, b; Ray Bauduc, d. 13 Dec 1940.

    • It’s Easy to Remember.
    • Proper Box.
    • Box 34 CD 3.
  • Bing Crosby with Woody Herman's Woodchoppers

    Deep in the Heart of Texas

    Composer: Hershey, Swander Performers: Cappy Lewis, t; Neal Reid, tb; Woody Herman, cl; Tommy Linehan, p; Hy Whit, g; Walter Yoder, b; Frank Carlson, d. Bing Crosby v. 30 July 1941

    • It’s Easy to Remember.
    • Proper Box.
    • Box 34 CD 3.
  • Bing Crosby with the Les Paul Trio

    It's Been a Long Long Time

    Compser: Cahn, Styne Performers: Bing Crosby, Les Paul elg; unknown, rhythm g; Phil Stevens, b. Los Angeles, 12 July 1945.

    • It’s Easy to Remember.
    • Proper Box.
    • Box 34 CD 4.
  • Bing Crosby with Eddie Condon's Band

    After You've Gone

    Composer: Creamer, Layton Performers: Wild Bill Davison, c; Lou McGarity, tb; Pee Wee Russell, cl; Bud Freeman, ts; Gene Schroeder, p; Eddie Condon, g; Artie Shapiro, b; George Wettling, d. Bing Crosby v; 16 Jan 1946

    • It’s Easy to Remember.
    • Proper Box.
    • Box 34 CD 2.
  • Bing with Louis Armstrong's All Stars

    Now You Has Jazz

    Composer: Porter Performers: Bing Crosby, voc; Louis Armstrong t, voc; Ed Hall cl; Trummy Young, tb; Billy Kyke, p; Arvell Shaw, b; Barrett Deems, d. 1956

    • Music and Songs from the Motion Picture High Society.
    • Blue Moon.
    • BMCD 5306.
  • Bing Crosby with Bob Scobey's Frisco Band

    Last Night on the Back Porch

    Composer: Brown, Schraubstader Performers: Bob Scobey, t; Frank Beach t; Abe Lincoln, tb; Matty Matlock, cl; Dave Harris, ts; Ralph Sutton, p; Clancy Hayes, bj; Red Callendar, b; Nick Fatool, d. 20 Feb 1957.

    • Bing with a Beat..
    • Bluebird.
    • 60142-2.
  • Bing Crosby with Buddy Bregman’s orchestra

    They All Laughed

    Composer: Gershwin Performers: Bing Crosby, voc; with Sweets Edison, Pete Candoli, t; Frank Rosolino, tb; Herb Geller, bud Shanks, Bob Cooper Ted Nash, reeds; Paul Smith, p; Barney Kessel, g; Joe Mondragon, b; Alvin Stoller, d. Dir/cond Buddy Bregman 11 June 1958

    • The Jazz Sides.
    • Essential Jazz Albums.
    • 043.
  • Bing with Rosemary Clooney and Billy May's Orchestra

    Brazil

    Composer: Russell / Barosso Performers: Bing Crosby, voc; with band including Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, t; Simon Zentner, Murray McEachern, tb; Ted Nash, Buddy Collette, reeds; Buddy Cole, p; Barney Kessel, g; Joe Mondragon, b; Alvin Stoller, d. Dir/cond. Billy May. Jul/Aug 58

    • The Jazz Sides.
    • Essential Jazz Albums.
    • 043.
  • David Bowie & Bing Crosby - Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth

    Composer: Davis Performers: Bing Crosby, David Bowie, studio Orchestra, 1977.

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