MacNamara's Band. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling. Ernest R. James Royce Shannon. How Can You Buy Killarney? Galway Bay. Patrick's Day Parade. Danny Boy Frederick Edward Weatherly. His appetite for show business seemed to have returned and then he decided to give a series of concerts to celebrate his fifty years as an entertainer. Starting in California, and then coming across to the London Palladium for a two-week stint, his performances were a revelation to many and Crosby was clearly enjoying himself.
The opening of the show was clever, featuring as it did a British newsreel of Crosby singing at the opening of the Stage Door Canteen in London. Variety reviewed the show itself. Though he looked frail, even tottery at times, the power and warmth of his voice is remarkably preserved, his charisma still intact, his wit still keen and his sense of showbiz paramount…Crosby was on stage — and on his feet, yet — for a good deal of the three hour initialer. He managed, moreover, to finish in a sprint noticeably stronger than his start.
The Crosby show majors in sentimentality, but cleverly so, stopping short of goo, gush or schmaltz. He introduced his family who went through some musical romps while wife Kathryn showed a real talent for dancing.
Also Geoffrey Wansell writing for the prestigious newspaper The Times saw the show and commented: "The voice of the Old Groaner may not be quite as smooth now at The range and register are only just there, but the pitch is still perfect and the tone and phrasing are magical. No one has ever missed a single word, or a single meaning, of a song that Crosby has sung.
Still looking more like a bank clerk than a star, he reminded them of the million records he has sold in 27 languages and 88 countries in that time …" .
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bing Crosby. BING magazine. Streams Videos All Posts. My Profile. Advanced Search. Genre Vocal. Track Listing. Don't Fence Me In. Home on the Range. Brewster M. Johnny Mercer. Silver on the Sage. When the Bloom Is on the Sage.
Tumbling Tumbleweeds. And full of longing. The force of his reading transcends the lyric and its southwestern setting. Decca issued several 78 albums of Crosby's cowboy songs and the first appeared in and was soon followed by Under Western Skies in Sensing that there was still an appetite for these songs, Decca followed up with this album in and a year later with Cowboy Songs, Volume 2 see below.
The songs were featured on a 4-disc, 78 rpm album set, Decca Album A This is another compilation album of phonograph records by Bing Crosby released in as a follow up to Cowboy Songs, Vol.
One featuring more songs with western themes such as " Empty Saddles " and " Tumbling Tumbleweeds ". These previously issued songs were featured on a 4-disc, 78 rpm album set, Decca Album A From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core. Jump to: navigation , search. Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams. He recorded Home on the Range for the first time then also.
Commenting on these early recordings, the writer Gary Giddins said "…it anticipated the golden age of gentle-voiced singing cowboys and the Irish sentiment of John Ford westerns that followed on their heels.
These previously issued songs were featured on a 6-disc, 78 rpm album set, Decca Album No. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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