The Radio Years, Vol. 1

The Radio Years, Vol. 1

by Bing Crosby


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GNP Crescendo's release of The Radio Years, Vols. 1-2 in 1987 (the volumes were available separately or together) wasn't the debut of these mid-'50s recordings, but for the first time master discs from Crosby's own collection were used, resulting in clear performances and, for the most part, excellent quality. Informal and gently swinging on most of the selections (a natural considering the high novelty content on his shows), Crosby shines on favorites such as "Singin' in the Rain," "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes," "Young at Heart," and many others. About half feature special guests, and these are the most rewarding: Connee Boswell and a Dixieland band for "That's a Plenty," brother Gary on a special version of "Moonlight Bay," Dick Powell for "Lullaby of Broadway," plus the Andrews Sisters, Rosemary Clooney, and even Lauren Bacall.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/17/1990
Label: Gnp Crescendo
UPC: 0052824904446
catalogNumber: 9044

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bing Crosby   Primary Artist,Vocals
Judy Garland   Track Performer
Connee Boswell   Track Performer
George Burns   Track Performer
Dixieland Boys   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Alexander Borodin   Composer
Pee Wee King   Composer
Redd Stewart   Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
George Forrest   Composer
Lew Pollack   Composer
Stanley Damerell   Composer
Raymond B. Egan   Composer
Tolchard Evans   Composer
Chilton Price   Composer
Robert Hargreaves   Composer
Henry Tilsley   Composer
Robert Wright   Composer

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