02/9/2023 10:17 pm  #1

Chick Bullock.

Chick Bullock, though not a sound-alike, was a Çrosby contemporary - recording around 500 titles, mostly in the early ‘30s.  Here, he performs ‘Vocal Chorus’ on a smooth dance band version of Bing’s 1933 song, ‘I’m Playing with Fire’.

1933 Bob Causer - I'm Playing With Fire (Chick Bullock, vocal) - YouTube

Bullock eventually moved into real estate, opening his own business.  He died in California in 1981, aged 82.


08/9/2023 7:05 pm  #2

Re: Chick Bullock.

Glad you brought up Chick Bullock! I am a huge fan of his, and years back they even issued a CD of his work...



18/9/2023 2:13 am  #3

Re: Chick Bullock.

Chick Bullock was one of many of Bing's s contemporaries. A very good vocalist. He also produced a lot of recordings, always hoping to achieve at least some of the success that Bing was producing in the early 1930s.. This 'I'm Playing With Fire" is very good. It has previously escaped me. I would highly recommend finding Chick's early 30's versions of 'Stardust' & "There's A Cabin In The PINES-not Sky! Thank you/

Last edited by Colin Bratkovich (19/9/2023 3:29 pm)


20/9/2023 4:19 am  #4

Re: Chick Bullock.

I enjoyed those recordings. I wonder what other labels Brunswick USA produced. Brunswick (Australia) pressed Crosby records on several labels (Brunswick, Panachord and Embassy) Bing before it went out of business in 1931. The Panachords included two discs attributed to Owen Cornell and an Embassy record by Arthur Beaumont but the vocalist was Bing.


30/9/2023 8:16 pm  #5

Re: Chick Bullock.

Graham /My own research in my ('Just Remember This'), found Chick Bullock on many labels, including early recordings on Victor. After this, his (US) (AMERICAN RECORD COMPANY) controlled 1930s releases included numerous released on Banner, Perfect, Conqueror, Vocalion & Melotone. This was the same marketing strategy. that 
found many (original AMC owned Brunswick) Bing Crosby releases, many at a lower price, in dime & department stores on these same labels.It should also be noted that the name BING CROSBY found ON the record,, more than its title, sold the record anyway. Others, including the likes of Chick Bullock, only hoped to attain the popularity that Bing (then) achieved./Thank you/

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