Recording » Bing and London Symphony Orchestra at Christmas » 27/11/2019 3:30 pm

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02:441/10/1951  It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas 02:4017/11/1952  Sleigh Ride 02:095/10/1962  Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 02:5929/5/1942  White Christmas 02:341/10/1943  I'll Be Home For Christmas 02:3327/9/1943  Jingle Bells 02:525/10/1962  Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 02:4621/10/1963  Do You Hear What I Hear? 02:5219/3/1947  The Christmas Song 02:3611/9/1977  The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth 03:2110/5/1949  The Twelve Days Of Christmas 02:275/10/1962  Winter Wonderland 02:5219/3/1947  The Christmas Song 03:0119/3/1947  White Christmas 

I think, the list above (from the great website Jazzdiscography) ist not correct.

For the new "Let It Snow" they used the 1946-version.

And "Sleigh Bells" seems to be a different version than the usual one vom Nov. 17th, 1952.

Biography » 40 years » 11/10/2017 10:06 am

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Just today, but 40 years ago, Bing recorded his very last songs for a radio programm:

Feels Good, Feels Right
The Only Way To Go
Summer Wind
The Night Is Young And You're So Beautiful
There's Nonthing That I Haven't Sung About
As Time Goes By
Once In A While

Of course, you can findt those great rendidions on the CD "Seasons" (together with the 12 Songs of that last album, that he recordet in September 1977).

The day before he played his last concert, on October 10th 1977 in Brighton.

It is so sad, that they don't release some new suff in those days. 
I hoped for it for a while, but until now there's nothin' new on Amazon + co.

The newest CD ist "Join Bing + 101 Gang Songs", released in April 2017.

Is he nearly forgotten?

Swaps and Sales » The Chronological Bing Crosby Series from Jonzo - Complete Set » 11/10/2017 9:53 am

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Yeah, VIP-music still has some volumes in stock, but unfortunately thers's no chance to buy the volumes 40-51.

And I'm searching on ebay for a long while.....


Swaps and Sales » The Chronological Bing Crosby Series from Jonzo - Complete Set » 09/10/2017 12:37 pm

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That is really sad. Now I've collected nearly Bing whole recordings betwenn 1950 and 1977 - and after hearing 'em for some years, I need those Jonzos to complete my collection.

By now I like his later voice a lot more than those very early recordings, but his catalogue from the forties is great, of course.

I got some Jonzos (32-39 I think), but the COMPLETE collection for some 100 pounds - man, that was a wonderful opportunity!


Recording » White Christmas - Outtake from 1976 » 19/11/2014 3:13 pm

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Hello everybody,

I LOVE the tune "White Christmas" in nearly EVERY version.

Last year I found a notice on Bings Website, that there is a new version of the CD "Seasons" with an outtake of "White Christmas" from 1976.

And on Amazon (.de and .com) you can read about "plus 14 bonus-songs)".

I've ordered the nes 2013-Seasons two times - but everytime it has 25 tracks and no "White Christmas".
As my 2010-version, too.

Does everyone know, if the version with 26 tracks really exist?
Or must I order a third one, perhabs agan without WC?

I hope, I'm gonna find it someday.

Greetings from Germany


Recording » Something's Coming » 19/11/2014 2:50 pm

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Oh yes, and HERE they are:

Bing Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook
Some Fine Old Chesnuts
Songs I Wish I Had Sung The First Time Around

all with great bonus tracks.

And a soundtrack to a TV-Show names "Bing Crosby - Rediscovered".

You can buy 'em all on November 24th. And I hope, I can receive them in Germany, tool.

Recording » Hey Jude, Hey Bing downloads » 26/2/2014 2:27 pm

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I am no big fan of "downloads" if a real CD exists.

So I bought a real one, used of course and not really cheap, and it runs too slow, too.

What a crap!

Recording » On the Sentimental Side » 19/2/2014 7:46 pm

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To me as a "new" Bing-Crosby-Fan all those singalong-albums have ONE problem: Too much choir, too less Bing.

Unfortunately many of these songs only exist as "singalong-versions" and not as complete Bing-songs without long choir-parts.

Member Introductions » A happy hello from Germany » 19/2/2014 1:19 pm

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Hello everybody,

at first I must say sorry for some ortographic or grammatical mistakes in the following posting, but - as you can see in the headline - I am from Germany and my English isn't as good as it should be after 8 years in school, but that was more than 25 years ago. I am 42 years old and I'm a big, big fan of a lot of musicians and singers. And I am a "brandnew" fan of Bing's music.

I've collected music (formerly LPs and since 1990 CDs) for many years and tody I've got over 3000 CDs. And btw.  I am a musician and singer too, but only semi-professionel on weekends.

I like Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Marty Robbins and Fats Domino. They've recorded thousands of Songs and I have nearly all of them. 

But I like Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Roy Orbison, Engelbert, Nat King Cole and Matt Monro, too. 

And Little Richard, Buddy Holly, Cliff Richard & The Shadows and Chuck Berry. And Ricky Nelson, Johnny Tillotson, Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon and Jerry Wallace. 

And Eddy Arnold, Jim Reeves, Roy Rogers, Roger Miller and Johnny Cash.

And lotsa German (and austrian) singers like Peter Alexander, Heino, Freddy Quinn, Hans Albers, Bata Illic, Rex Gildo, Roy Black, Chris Roberts, Gus Backus and some more. 

From Bing I had only some 20 CDs and most of the time I heard his (christmas-)music between November 20th and December 26th. And some other Albums (like "Seasons") in autum, to attune me to the Holiday Season, because Bings voice IS Christmas for me. 

But since last year, Bing wasn't a footnote in my musical taste furthermore, and so I bought more than 50 new CDs from December until today. And I must say, that I love especially the older voice of Bing in the fifties, sixties and seventies. And the sound quality is much better than in the thirties... and perhabs especially THAT was the problem for me. The recording technique became much better since the late fities.

By now I have a lotta music from Bing (some

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