Recording » 1939's Whistling In The Wildwood » 23/7/2022 10:57 am

When Gord Atkinson interviewed Bing, he said that he couldn't remember recording the "Whistling in the Wildwood". Gord had to sing it to him!

Others of Note » The HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT » 14/6/2022 7:27 am

Don't know why it was dropped. A recording of it with Frances Farmer exists and you can hear it on YouTube.
The House Jack Built for Jill - YouTube

Others of Note » The HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT » 12/6/2022 6:38 am

The song "The House Jack Built for Jill" was written to be used in the Crosby film "Rhythm on the Range" but was deleted from the final version.

Announcements » Bing on TCM » 22/4/2022 5:12 pm

i should have explained that it was TCM in the USA.

Announcements » Bing on TCM » 22/4/2022 6:48 am

I see that TCM are mounting a birthday tribute to Bing on May 2 with the following being shown. "Man on Fire" is very rare.
10:15 AM Angels in the Outfield (1951)
12:15 PM Road to Bali (1953)
2:00 PM High Society (1956)
4:00 PM Man on Fire (1957)
5:45 PM Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)

New and Re-issued materials » Jon Oye's collection » 03/4/2022 6:15 am

I don't know whether you are aware but Jon Oye has added over two dozen newly-scanned items to his Bing Memorabilia page, including the following: Several movie stills, representing Stagecoach, College Humor, and all of the Road films; unique fan snapshots; an ink blotter; a signed photo of a young Bing; several ads, promotional photos, and sheet music. Well worth looking at. Here's the link to his page:

Film » How about movies? » 02/4/2022 5:53 am

"Just an Echo" does not seem to be available anywhere. I've never seen it.

General Discussion » The Great "What If" Thread » 22/3/2022 7:53 am

Ian, you ask how Bing and Vera related to each other. We have this recollection.

"As far as my memories of Bing are concerned, I could not possibly go into all the days we spent together rehearsing, but the one thing that did stick in my mind was when we had tea, he had a huge piece of fruit cake and a large lump of ice-cream with it! Probably a good combination, but not one we were familiar with"
(Vera Lynn, in a letter dated March 27, 2007 to Crosby fan Trevor Wagstaff.)

Recording » Buddy Cole Recordings- Summary of CD Appearances » 21/3/2022 12:55 pm

There was not much reaction to the sitcom series over here and what there was was very negative. Here are a couple of samples.

THE BING CROSBY SHOW Sometimes I think that the programme need only be labelled "Made in America'' for all the television companies to shiver with adoration and spend any amount of money to get hold of them. Two big disappointments made all the bigger by the big names they carry are The Bing Crosby Show and The Jack Benny Programme, both on BBC-2. These two films were very unfunny this week and Jack Benny's overdone air of martyrdom patiently borne as he turns to look into the camera is getting hard to take. (The Stage)

This is a crummy family comedy with sweet corn on every crumb, and sickly sentiment on every grain of corn. And perched on top to really sugar the pill a big star, namely. Mr. Bing Crosby. Twenty - five minutes with this show is like eating your way through a candy-floss factory. (Daily Mirror)

Recording » Buddy Cole Recordings- Summary of CD Appearances » 20/3/2022 6:56 am

Quite a few of the sitcom shows were shown in the UK on what was the new BBC2 channel at the time.

Announcements » BING magazine » 14/3/2022 7:57 am

The Spring 2022 edition of BING magazine is in the post. See BING190 (

Recording » Songs From Mr. Music » 13/3/2022 9:55 am

You can see the Bing and Groucho duet in Mr. Music on YouTube at
Bing Sings "Life Is So Peculiar" - YouTube

Film » Who is your favorite leading lady that starred with Bing in the 1950s? » 01/3/2022 7:37 am

No, Grace Kelly was not dubbed in "High Society". "High Tor" has not been released as a film in different countries.

Member Introductions » Introduce/Reintroduce Yourself » 23/2/2022 9:40 am

Hi Ian,
Welcome to the forum. You are amongst friends.
If you would like a complimentary copy of BING magazine. email your address to me at

Television » Bing and Peggy Lee on television » 23/2/2022 9:35 am

Graham, there will be a review of the book in the spring issue of BING magazine due out next month. Re YouTube, search against "Bing Crosby Peggy Lee" and you'll see what you are seeking.

Film » BING CROSBY: THE HOLLYWOOD YEARS » 28/1/2022 6:50 am

He's working on the 1940s now. Probably a few weeks until 1940 appears.

Recording » MALCOLM & ANTON'S YEARLY BING CROSBY PODCAST » 30/12/2021 7:47 am

Ron1972 is so right when he says that there was so much more we could have said. Wish we had looked at Bing's recordings of the same songs over the years (e.g. Where the Blue of the Night, June in January, Stardust etc.). Perhaps next year. I was annoyed that the sound of the recordings I played did not come over too well. They sounded loud my end but it wasn't picked up.

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