A Centennial Anthology Of His Decca Recordings [2 CD]
A Centennial Anthology Of His Decca Recordings [2 CD] by Geffen at WA Tunes. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Bing rose up on Brunswick, but the bulk of his reign as the top singing star in the world came on Decca. Here are 50 1934-56 Decca classics including a host of huge hits and eight tracks making their U.S. CD debut! Among the essentials: White Christmas; I'm an Old Cowhand; June in January; Red Sails in the Sunset; Pennies from Heaven; Sweet Leilani; I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams; Alexander's Ragtime Band; Moonlight Becomes You; Now Is the Hour; It's Been a Long, Long Time; Don't Fence Me In
Product Description & Reviews
Bing rose up on Brunswick, but the bulk of his reign as the top singing star in the world came on Decca. Here are 50 1934-56 Decca classics including a host of huge hits and eight tracks making their U.S. CD debut! Among the essentials: White Christmas; I'm an Old Cowhand; June in January; Red Sails in the Sunset; Pennies from Heaven; Sweet Leilani; I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams; Alexander's Ragtime Band; Moonlight Becomes You; Now Is the Hour; It's Been a Long, Long Time; Don't Fence Me In (with Andrews Sisters), and more. Bing Crosby has been called the "Voice of the Century," a title that's rooted in considerably more art and accomplishment than mere show-biz hype. Others may have scaled more spectacular peaks during the 20th century, but one could make a well grounded argument that without Crosby's pioneering vocal artistry the careers of Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley might well have never blossomed. This 50-track double-disc anthology chronicles the most productive years of the crooner's career, a period that spans the early '30s to the mid-'50s; his final years at RCA largely rested on the laurels garnered herein. His rich, effortlessly dreamy baritone has become a pop-culture cliché, but it was in fact as radically pioneering in its day as anything the King or the Chairman of the Board would muster in later decades. Radio and modern electronic recording were in their infancy on many of the '30s hits here, yet Crosby mastered both with preternatural grace--and an innate, jazz-born sense of timing--he later brought to his successful film and TV careers. What's remarkable here is the breadth of styles and influences Crosby's dulcet tones make there own here. The dizzying slate here includes standards and early hits ("Star Dust" and "Where the Blue of the Night" in Decca re-recordings of his original Brunswick sides), country-western ("New San Antonio Rose," "Don't Fence Me In"), island exotica ("Sweet Leilani," "Blue Hawaii"), Irish affectations ("McNamara's Band," "Galway Bay"), holiday favorites ("Silent Night," "White Christmas") and film hits ("Pennies From Heaven," "Swinging On a Star"), performances that represent the very cornerstone of American vocal tradition. --Jerry McCulley
Features & Highlights
|Item Weight:||0.26 pounds|
|Item Size:||5.75 x 0.45 x 0.45 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.18 pounds|
|Package Size:||4.97 x 0.54 x 0.54 inches|
Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?
If you have any questions about this product by Geffen, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.
Related Best Sellers
By Arabesque Recordings
Silver Linings: Songs by Jerome Kern by Joan Morris, William BolcomWhen sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply..
By Jasmine Music
If you're a new-born Eddie Cantor aficionado and wish to get a good sampling of his music, it is highly recommended starting right here. 'Whoopee' gives you a few of the hits Cantor is best known for like ''Makin' Whoopee'', ''Mandy'' & ''If You Knew Susie'' as well as a good dose of quality tunes that didn't make past compilation rounds that often. This is by no means a complete collection if you like Eddie Cantor, but this is still an essential CD as it is an awesome dose of his work. 24
mpn: 731453725720, ean: 0731453725720,
The single best-selling volume in Ella's fabled Songbook series, with three bonus takes, original album art and terrific sound! 34 tracks. Long considered a jewel in Verve Records' very impressive crown, Fitzgerald's songbook collections of various composers--a series that was started by the success of this set--are all wonderful, but her natural wit and intelligence was at its most perfect with Cole Porter's erudite, urbane songs. While not as scat-oriented as her small group outings, these
By Take Two
(2-CD set) A compilation of 40 tracks by 40 vaudeville singing and comedy acts. It is hard to overstate the importance of vaudeville as a source of entertainment during its heyday. It was today's equivalent to radio, TV, films, the Internet and comedy clubs all rolled up in one. Actually, it was the introduction of radio and talking pictures as rival sources of entertainment that led to vaudeville's eventual demise. Vaudeville was another term for variety with acts such as acrobats, jugglers,
By Asv Living Era
Various ArtistWhen sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply..
mpn: WA-30723573, ean: 0698458153722,
60 track retrospective of the ''great entertainer of the world'', a true show business legend. Includes all his hits and encompasses all periods of his career from stage to film..
By Proper Box UK
4 CD's and 99 tracks highlighting some of Bing Crosby's best loved songs including ''White Christmas''. Alsoincludes a 36 page booklet with session details, a career overview and rare photos..