25/10/2021 6:45 pm  #1


NEW CD: BING CROSBY - GUEST STAR TIME

Sepia, as always, is issuing another great CD of Bing Crosby radio material...

https://bingfan03.blogspot.com/2021/10/new-cd-release-bing-crosby-guest-star.html

More info will be in the next issue of Bing from the ICC...

Tracks info is:

Disc 1:

On Treasure Island
I’m Hummin’, I’m Whistlin’, I’m Singin’
Love in Bloom
Straight from the Shoulder
This Can’t Be Love
I Have Eyes
Don’t Let That Moon Get Away
I’ve Got a Pocketful of Dreams
Small Fry
Frenesi
My Melancholy Baby
The Birth of the Blues
My Old Kentucky Home
Winter Wonderland
Be Careful, It’s My Heart
Moonlight Becomes You
As Time Goes By
Old Glory
It Ain’t Necessarily So
You’ll Never Know
Memphis Blues
Basin Street Blues / Shine / The Birth of the Blues
Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
If You Please
She’s from Missouri
Sunday, Monday or Always
Dixie
Pennies from Heaven
I’ll Get By
Easter Parade
With a Song in My Heart
Long Ago (and Far Away)
Amor

Disc 2:

Swinging on a Star
Poinciana
San Fernando Valley
Parody Medley
Going My Way
Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral
You’re a Grand Old Flag
De Camptown Races
Home on the Range
When You Were Sweet Sixteen / The Band Played On
God Bless America
You Belong to My Heart
Red River Valley
Haunted Heart
The Bells of St. Mary’s
Buttons and Bows
A Little Bird Told Me
Road to Morocco
Friendly Mountains
Get Yourself a Phonograph
I Kiss Your Hand, Madame
The Kiss in Your Eyes
O Sanctissima
Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider
St. Louis Blues
Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie
The Waiter and the Porter and the Upstairs Maid
America the Beautiful
Sam’s Song
Anytime
To See You Is to Love You
Way Back Home
 

 

07/12/2021 5:38 pm  #2


Re: NEW CD: BING CROSBY - GUEST STAR TIME

If anyone has hesitated to get this latest Sepia CD, I think you should buy it. It's a wonderful CD issue and some real gems on here. I recommend it!

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09/12/2021 1:41 am  #3


Re: NEW CD: BING CROSBY - GUEST STAR TIME

As Bing sings - At MyTime of Life - (87) who do I leave all my CD’s etc to? My brother certainly isn’t interested and my nephews and nieces aren’t or their children. A visit to the local Council library is on the agenda.

 

09/12/2021 9:51 pm  #4


Re: NEW CD: BING CROSBY - GUEST STAR TIME

Ron Field wrote:

As Bing sings - At MyTime of Life - (87) who do I leave all my CD’s etc to? My brother certainly isn’t interested and my nephews and nieces aren’t or their children. A visit to the local Council library is on the agenda.

I have my collection going to fellow collectors. I checked into libraries and sometimes they are forgotten there. 

There are young collectors coming up that are starting from the beginning of collecting.
 

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16/2/2022 11:34 pm  #5


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I suppose it was thanks to old collectors of Bing who must have died that I was able to find so many Bing albums in used record stores in the '70's and '80s.  It must have been the relatives that sold the records to used record stores, I'm sure those original Bing fans must have been turning over in their graves if they had known their precious collections were given away.  It'll be the same story with me when I drift off into that big Philco Radio Time in the sky as all my "kin folk" don't understand my being a fan of Bing either.   Well, I suppose if I have to go one day 100 years from now it's better that future Bing fans get them than if they were simply tossed into the trash!   Now then I'd really be spinning in my grave.

 

17/2/2022 12:45 pm  #6


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Archiefit wrote:

I suppose it was thanks to old collectors of Bing who must have died that I was able to find so many Bing albums in used record stores in the '70's and '80s.  It must have been the relatives that sold the records to used record stores, I'm sure those original Bing fans must have been turning over in their graves if they had known their precious collections were given away.  It'll be the same story with me when I drift off into that big Philco Radio Time in the sky as all my "kin folk" don't understand my being a fan of Bing either.   Well, I suppose if I have to go one day 100 years from now it's better that future Bing fans get them than if they were simply tossed into the trash!   Now then I'd really be spinning in my grave.

You can always put me in your will. I take record donations!

My wife says before I am ready to die, to put stickers on my records and CDs that are worth money for when she sells them. Just to be mean, I may put them on the wrong LPs! HAHA
 

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10/4/2022 4:41 am  #7


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Archiefit wrote:

I suppose it was thanks to old collectors of Bing who must have died that I was able to find so many Bing albums in used record stores in the '70's and '80s.  It must have been the relatives that sold the records to used record stores, I'm sure those original Bing fans must have been turning over in their graves if they had known their precious collections were given away.  It'll be the same story with me when I drift off into that big Philco Radio Time in the sky as all my "kin folk" don't understand my being a fan of Bing either.   Well, I suppose if I have to go one day 100 years from now it's better that future Bing fans get them than if they were simply tossed into the trash!   Now then I'd really be spinning in my grave.

I don't know whether this has also been anyone else's experience but in my case, it was the 1980's when, as with Archiefit, I was buying (and in my case "buying in" during my time when working at a couple of record shops) quite a lot of Bing on both newly released LP compilations and second hand LP albums, that I never ceased to be amazed at the often outstanding,  pristine physical quality of the latter. It would as part of my job to sort through all sorts of different collections.

The contrast between the condition of both the cover sleeves and discs (choose almost any eighties pop solo singer or band album) and Bing's would almost invariably be far, far superior, having so obviously been treated in the long term with far more care. Many of these would appear not that far removed from having just plopped off their original production/pressing lines. Original pressings of  "A Couple of Song and Dance Men" "Bing 'n Basie" and "A Southern Memoir"  spring immediately to mind.
 

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12/5/2022 11:21 pm  #8


Re: NEW CD: BING CROSBY - GUEST STAR TIME

I know I have some of those songs from several different albums of Bing I've bought in the past.  It's very tempting to buy yet more Bing but for now I'm trying to control myself.

 

13/5/2022 12:03 am  #9


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Yes, I know the feeling. I'm finding at least a little restraint can come with age. Space can also eventually become something which has to be considered (although quite when that will be, goodness only knows).

My late, beloved and dear paternal grandfather and I shared an enthusiasm for most things Bing - but he drew the line at Pete Moore's later arrangements (" … that band!!") which I love. I remember him once telling me thirty-five years ago, quite seriously, albeit affectionately … that he thought I'd now, "got enough records". Oh grandad, if only you could see it all, today!

Years ago, I once heard UK broadcaster Danny Baker in conversation and responded to a radio guest (who'd also been told the same thing) by saying, "How on earth can anyone have enough books and records???"

Amen to that. 

 

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13/5/2022 12:35 am  #10


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Well, I must admit in the past 4 or 5 years I've cut back on buying the sort of thing I would always buy.  CDs, DVDs, doo-dads that had something to do with any of the great singers we like or movie people I like that I'd "decorate" the house with.   But after looking around I realized I had literally run out of any more space to put the stuff.  I still will see things I'd like to buy but then I think, Where am I going to put it?   That seems to be the spoiling question that stops my impulse buying.   Unless I want to start putting things in storage I have stopped buying (for the most part) I still will buy, once in a great while a DVD or a CD I can't resist, but nowhere near like I used to.  Since I like to actually see my stuff I'm not buying it for a storage unit, that doesn't make sense to me.  If I can't enjoy it what's the point in buying.

Also aside from nowhere else to put it all (unless I want to throw out a bunch of VHS tapes, which I can't bear) I'm also not getting any younger.   Even movies or shows I once would have recorded I don't bother recording anymore.  I'll just watch it and that's good enough.  I have videos recorded almost 40 years ago and may have seen just a few of them again since.  So anything new I record I wouldn't live long enough to see it again in 20 or 30 years.  Age and space are the cruel realites that hit and in the end are the only reasons to stop collecting. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/normal.png
 

 

13/5/2022 1:08 am  #11


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This is all very true. So much of this I can relate to. I'm fortunate in having quite a lot of room in the house for these things but yes, with age I do now pause before purchasing and consider a little more, first. What I will say is that other than two or three single item exceptions, I do not consciously "collect". I have ended up with a collection over the years but I view this as different for having acquired things for the sake of it.

Twenty years ago, a then twenty-five year old work colleague of my better half's was staying with us for a few months, as he was at rather a crossroads in his life. He took quite an interest in my collection and actually (very kindly) created a catalogue database for my hundreds of VHS tapes (the hundreds of home recorded ones - now mostly disposed of - with more soon to be shed).

Old Bing was a bit too much of a vintage stretch for him but he was curious over my Sinatra record collection but was most puzzled as to why I had nothing of Frank's recordings pre-1953 (I do how have an expanded "ten inch" reissue on CD from 1950) . I explained this period didn't interest me enough to warrant owning any of it. He answered but surely to "complete" the collection, they would be worth owning, "just to have". He remained unconvinced. 

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13/5/2022 1:57 am  #12


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You may have meant that you were unconvinced (of his reason to own all of Sinatra "just to have").   Like you I don't have any pre-Capitol Frankie other than a Columbia Christmas album (not a CD)  as I'm not interested either.   I can't say the same for early Bing for I do have it but unfortunately it seems it was "just to have" as I almost never listen.  Bought it when I was younger, today I doubt I'd do the same.

 

13/5/2022 12:02 pm  #13


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Archiefit wrote:

You may have meant that you were unconvinced (of his reason to own all of Sinatra "just to have").   Like you I don't have any pre-Capitol Frankie other than a Columbia Christmas album (not a CD)  as I'm not interested either.   I can't say the same for early Bing for I do have it but unfortunately it seems it was "just to have" as I almost never listen.  Bought it when I was younger, today I doubt I'd do the same.

I have room at my house to gather anyone's collection that they want to will for me. HAHA! I've cut back on my purchases lately, but by cutting down does not mean I stopped buying. I have really cut down on buying 78s and LPs. 

Like you both, I prefer the Sinatra from the 1950s on. I do have some Columbia sets that I got at gifts but I rarely ever play them. 
 

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17/5/2022 10:55 pm  #14


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"I, Ian Kerstein being of admittedly questionable sound mind and judgement hereby on death, donate my entire collection of books, LPs, CDs, DVDs, VHS and tape cassettes to Mr David Lobosco of Pennsylvania, USA. However, you are all instructed to please be so kind as to turn to page four of this document, as those present are requested to note the affixed legally binding clause obliging the beneficiary, despite his above protestations of plentiful storage capacity, to accept the deceased's entire and endless accompanying and unidentified non-Bing articles (all formats as per listed above), without the benefit of any considerations directed towards Mr Lobosco's dwelling space, sanity, future marital status and general well being."

… yes, Francis Albert's mature swinging and ballad-plumbed emotional depths don't quite fully emerge until 1953, right gang?

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Today 7:58 pm  #15


Re: NEW CD: BING CROSBY - GUEST STAR TIME

PS: David, I've just sent you the promised lists in your "Private Messages".  If you wouldn't first mind thoroughly reading the message in this series entitled:
HELLO DAVID - PLEASE READ THIS FIRST BEFORE MY OTHER "MESSAGE LISTS"

... and the three others should then (hopefully) make sense. 

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