Bing Crosby - Remembering 1927-34

Bing Crosby - Remembering 1927-34
Release Date:
Standards, Tin Pan Alley Pop, Traditional Pop, American Popular Song, Vocal Jazz
Remembering 1927-34
Recording Date:
April 29, 1927 - August 8, 1934

The period 1927 to 1934 represents the first phase of Bing Crosby's phenomenally successful career, beginning with his tenure with bandleader Paul Whiteman and early featured recordings such as "Ol' Man River" and "Great Day"; these are followed by appearances with Gus Arnheim and Duke Ellington, notably the hit "Three Little Words," recorded as part of the Rhythm Boys; and finally ends with the early years of his solo career, including such massive hits as "Please," "Love In Bloom," and "Little Dutch Mill." This story isn't really told on Remembering, a somewhat random sampling of Crosby's many recordings of the period that includes only "Please," "Sweet Georgia Brown," and "Dinah" from among his most popular discs. The compilers seem more interested in emphasizing Crosby's jazz roots, including four tracks recorded with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra and a rendition of "St. Louis Blues" with Ellington. Crosby is typically comfortable in all contexts, but he is done no favors by the preservation of such tripe as the racially challenged "Shine." Sound quality is only fair.

Please / Ralph Rainger / Leo RobinBing Crosby feat: Anson Weeks
Did You Ever See a Dream Walking? / Mack Gordon / Harry RevelBing Crosby
I've Got the World on a String / Harold Arlen / Ted KoehlerBing Crosby feat: Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
Sweet Georgia Brown / Ben Bernie / Kenneth Casey / Maceo PinkardBing Crosby feat: Isham Jones & His Orchestra
I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You / Bing Crosby / Ned Washington / Victor YoungBing Crosby
My Honey's Lovin' Arms / Joseph Meyer / Herman RubyBing Crosby feat: Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
Down the Old Ox Road / Sam Coslow / Arthur JohnstonBing Crosby
How Deep Is the Ocean? / Irving BerlinBing Crosby
Temptation / Nacio Herb Brown / Arthur FreedBing Crosby
St. Louis Blues / W.C. HandyBing Crosby feat: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Dinah / Harry Akst / Sam M. Lewis / Joe YoungBing Crosby feat: The Mills Brothers
Somebody Stole Gabriel's Horn / Clancy Hayes / Irving Mills / Ned WashingtonBing Crosby feat: Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
Stay on the Right Side of the Road / Rube Bloom / Ted KoehlerBing Crosby feat: The Dorsey Brothers
Someday, Sweetheart / Benjamin Franklin Spikes / John SpikesBing Crosby feat: Georgie Stoll & His Orchestra
Some of These Days / Shelton BrooksBing Crosby feat: Lennie Hayton & His Orchestra
Shine / Lew Brown / Ford Dabney / Cecil MackBing Crosby feat: The Mills Brothers
I'm Coming Virginia / Will Marion Cook / Donald HeywoodBing Crosby feat: Paul Whiteman Orchestra
There's a Cabin in the Pines / Billy HillBing Crosby feat: Jimmy Grier & His Orchestra