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THE BING CROSBY-ROSEMARY CLOONEY SHOW

 Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney Show

4 MP3 CDs - 222 episodes


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Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney
(1960 - 62)

Bing Crosby & Rosemary ClooneyThe Crosby-Clooney Radio Show is the product of several related and unrelated sources. The first is the remarkable talent and career of Bing Crosby. Crosby's showbiz career began as a prop-boy in a vaudeville house in Spokane, Washington. Although he was entranced by the talents of the likes of Al Jolson and his ability to "belt out" a song to every seat in the house, Bing's own rise would be based on the use of electronic amplification. Bing was able to use the intimacy of the microphone to develop a new type of performance, as a "crooner", the microphone allowing the singer to dominate the big band he was fronting. Bing Crosby's ready acceptance of electrical devices would lead to another source of the Crosby-Clooney Show, magnetic tape recording.

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One of Crosby's most popular numbers was "White Christmas", written by Irving Berlin. Berlin introduced Bing to the number for the 1942 film "Holiday Inn". The song, with its nostalgic images of a Christmas at home, pulled at the hearts of a Nation at War (the 1942 hit had to be rerecorded in 1947--the original master disk had become damaged from repeated repressings of the single) and became the inspiration for the 1954 film White Christmas. During filming Bing became a lifelong friend to his co-star, Rosemary Clooney.

Clooney began singing professionally with her younger sister after their father took all the household money to celebrate VE Day and never returned. Although the sisters had success together, Betty Clooney recognized that she was holding her more talented older sister back, and left the act. Rosemary made recordings for Columbia records with Tony Pastor's band, but her personal success began with a Mitch Miller arranged novelty hit "Come On-a My House", a song Rosemary didn't particularly care for.

Bing Crosby Rosemary ClooneyJust before beginning work on White Christmas Clooney married the multitalented actor Jose Ferrer.  They had five children together. Work on the Crosby-Clooney Show began just before the birth of the youngest. What made this possible was the miracle of magnetic tape.

Crosby had long seen the advantages of prerecording his radio performances. It would allow the artist to concentrate on delivering a perfect performance while scrapping the bad takes. Detractors claimed it was so that Bing could dedicate more time to his golf game. The networks insisted that audiences preferred the intimacy of a live performance, but where eventually won over after Crosby had success with an ABC show sponsored by Philco in 1947. Crosby also invested personally in Ampex reel-to-reel magnetic tape recording equipment.

This taping equipment made the Crosby Clooney Show possible. Each of the artists had a large number of songs recorded, and recorded a number of duets as well. The spoken parts of the program were recorded when the actors could get together in what became friendly sessions when it was convenient to do so. Some takes were interrupted when Rosemary's kids ran in and out from the pool at their house.

Clooney's life and career took a downturn soon after the Crosby-Clooney Show. Her eventual recovery from the depths of depression and addiction were due in a large part to the friendship of Bing Crosby.

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
Volume 1: 60 shows - total playtime 18 hours 51 minutes

BCRC 600229 001 Will You Still Be Mine
BCRC 600301 002 Breezin Along With Breeze
BCRC 600302 003 Its A Most Unusual Day
BCRC 600303 004 I May Be Wrong
BCRC 600304 005 A Little Spanish Town
BCRC 600307 006 Gypsy In My Soul
BCRC 600308 007 Please Dont Talk About Me When Im Gone
BCRC 600309 008 You Ol Son Of A Gun
BCRC 600310 009 Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
BCRC 600311 010 It Happened In Monterey
BCRC 600314 011 When Red Red Robin Comes Bobbin Along
BCRC 600315 012 That Old Black Magic
BCRC 600316 013 Love And Affection
BCRC 600317 014 Did Your Mother Come From Ireland
BCRC 600318 015 Goody Goody
BCRC 600321 016 Its A Most Unusual Day
BCRC 600322 017 A Touch Of Blues
BCRC 600323 018 Too Marvelous For Words
BCRC 600324 019 S Wonderful
BCRC 600325 020 Swanee
BCRC 600328 021 You Got
BCRC 600329 022 Thats All I Want From You
BCRC 600330 023 Thou Swell
BCRC 600331 024 This Cant Be Love
BCRC 600401 025 You Turned Tables On Me
BCRC 600404 026 Youre Top
BCRC 600405 027 Keep It Gay
BCRC 600406 028 It Just Happened To Happen To Me
BCRC 600407 029 Mixed Emotions
BCRC 600408 030 Ol Man River
BCRC 600411 031 Were In Money
BCRC 600412 032 Youre In Kentucky Sure As Youre Born
BCRC 600413 033 New Sun In Sky
BCRC 600414 034 You Make Me Feel So Young
BCRC 600415 035 Aint Misbehavin
BCRC 600418 036 Surprise
BCRC 600419 037 Doncha Go `way Mad
BCRC 600420 038 S Wonderful
BCRC 600421 039 It Happened In Monterey
BCRC 600422 040 At Sundown
BCRC 600425 041 Goody Goody
BCRC 600426 042 Its A Most Unusual Day
BCRC 600427 043 Heartaches By Number
BCRC 600428 044 Between Devil And Deep Blue Sea
BCRC 600429 045 You Took Advantage Of Me
BCRC 600502 046 Almost Like Being In Love
BCRC 600503 047 I Feel A Song Coming On
BCRC 600504 048 Get Happy
BCRC 600505 049 Moonglow
BCRC 600510 052 New Sun In Sky
BCRC 600511 053 Nice Work If You Can Get It
BCRC 600512 054 Ive Got A Crush On You
BCRC 600517 057 Sing You Sinners
BCRC 600518 058 Send For Me
BCRC 600519 059 My Blue Heaven
BCRC 600520 060 Taking A Chance On Love
BCRC 600523 061 Anything Goes
BCRC 600524 062 Its A Most Unusual Day
BCRC 600525 063 Just You Just Me
BCRC 600526 064 Surprise

Volume 2: 60 shows - total playtime 19 hours 29 minutes

BCRC 600527 065 Im Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
BCRC 600530 066 When Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin Along
BCRC 600531 067 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
BCRC 600601 068 When I Take My Sugar To Tea
BCRC 600602 069 Youre In Kentucky Sure As Youre Born
BCRC 600603 070 I Love You My Every Thought Is You
BCRC 600606 071 People Will Say Were In Love
BCRC 610407 290 Youre In Avalon Town
BCRC 610410 291 Somethings Gotta Give
BCRC 610411 292 S Wonderful
BCRC 610412 293 Will You Still Be Mine
BCRC 610822 387 Keep It Gay
BCRC 610823 388 Cheek To Cheek
BCRC 610824 389 Breezin Along With Breeze
BCRC 610825 390 I Feel A Song Coming On
BCRC 610828 391 Best Thing For You
BCRC 610829 392 Sing You Sinners
BCRC 610830 393 Anything Goes
BCRC 610831 394 Chicago
BCRC 610901 395 Anything You Can Do
BCRC 610904 396 `s Wonderful
BCRC 610905 397 Oh Look At Me Now
BCRC 610906 398 Gypsy In My Soul
BCRC 610907 399 Sing You Sinners
BCRC 610908 400 Youre In Kentucky Sure As Youre Born
BCRC 610911 401 Goody Goody
BCRC 610912 402 I Want To Be Happy
BCRC 610913 403 Taking A Chance On Love
BCRC 610914 404 Deed I Do
BCRC 610915 405 Just You Just Me
BCRC 610918 406 When Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin Along
BCRC 610919 407 In Middle Of An Island
BCRC 610920 408 Ol Man River
BCRC 610921 409 Singin In Rain
BCRC 610922 410 Doncha Go `way Mad
BCRC 610925 411 For My Good Fortune
BCRC 610926 412 S Wonderful
BCRC 610927 413 In Between Devil And Deep Blue Sea
BCRC 610928 414 Almost Like Falling In Love
BCRC 610929 415 New Sun In Sky
BCRC 611002 416 From This Moment On
BCRC 611003 417 A Lot Of Living To Do
BCRC 611004 418 You Got
BCRC 611005 419 Send For Me
BCRC 611006 420 Deed I Do
BCRC 611009 421 Button Up Your Overcoat
BCRC 611010 422 Youve Got Indian Sign On Me
BCRC 611011 423 Everythings Coming Up Roses
BCRC 611012 424 Chinatown My Chinatown
BCRC 611013 425 I May Be Wrong
BCRC 611016 426 Keepin Out Of Mischief Now
BCRC 611017 427 Somethings Gotta Give
BCRC 611018 428 That Old Black Magic
BCRC 611019 429 Cheek To Cheek
BCRC 611020 430 Gigi
BCRC 611023 431 Sunday
BCRC 611024 432 Thou Swell
BCRC 611025 433 Were In Money
BCRC 611026 434 Youre In Kentucky Sure As Youre Born
BCRC 611027 435 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans

Volume 3: 60 shows - total playtime 19 hours 36 minutes

BCRC 611030 436 Taking A Chance On Love
BCRC 611031 437 Anything You Can Do
BCRC 611101 438 I Feel A Song Coming On
BCRC 611102 439 Its A Most Unusual Day
BCRC 611103 440 Oh Look At Me Now
BCRC 611106 441 Ive Got A Crush On You
BCRC 611107 442 S Wonderful
BCRC 611108 443 Near You
BCRC 611109 444 Its All In Game
BCRC 611110 445 Button Up Your Overcoat
BCRC 611113 446 For My Good Fortune
BCRC 611114 447 Swanee
BCRC 611115 448 Heartaches By Number
BCRC 611116 449 Anyone For Love
BCRC 611117 450 Just You Just Me
BCRC 611120 451 Aint We Got Fun
BCRC 611121 452 Everythings Coming Up Roses
BCRC 611122 453 Goody Goody
BCRC 611123 454 Its A Most Unusual Day
BCRC 611124 455 This Cant Be Love
BCRC 611127 456 Im Losing Control
BCRC 611128 457 Sugar Candy
BCRC 611129 458 What Did We Do Last Night
BCRC 611130 459 Keep It Gay
BCRC 611201 460 In A Little Spanish Town
BCRC 611204 461 Carolina In Morning
BCRC 611205 462 So Rare
BCRC 611206 463 Anything You Can Do
BCRC 611207 464 Do I
BCRC 611208 465 I Love You My Every Thought Is You
BCRC 611211 466 S Wonderful
BCRC 611212 467 Were In Money
BCRC 611213 468 You Ol Son Of A Gun
BCRC 611214 469 How About You
BCRC 611215 470 Nice Work If You Can Get It
BCRC 611218 471 I Feel A Song Coming On
BCRC 620327 542 Hey Look Me Over!
BCRC 620328 543 Anything You Can Do
BCRC 620329 544 Cheek To Cheek
BCRC 620330 545 Ill Never Say Never Again Again
BCRC 620402 546 Everythings Coming Up Roses
BCRC 620403 547 New Sun In Sky
BCRC 620404 548 Swanee
BCRC 620405 549 I May Be Wrong
BCRC 620406 550 Nice Work If You Can Get It
BCRC 620409 551 From This Moment On
BCRC 620410 552 I Want To Be Happy
BCRC 620411 553 Oh Look At Me Now
BCRC 620412 554 Avalon
BCRC 620413 555 Please Dont Talk About Me When Im Gone
BCRC 620417 557 New Sun In Sky
BCRC 620418 558 Youre In Kentucky Sure As Youre Born
BCRC 620419 559 Youve Got Indian Sign On Me
BCRC 620420 560 Love And Affection
BCRC 620423 561 Fine And Dandy
BCRC 620424 562 Isnt This A Lovely Day
BCRC 620425 563 Sing You Sinners
BCRC 620426 564 S Wonderful
BCRC 620427 565 This Cant Be Love
BCRC 620501 567 Mountain Greenery

Volume 4: 42 shows - total playtime 13 hours 51 minutes

BCRC 620502 568 Lover Come Back To Me
BCRC 620503 569 Deed I Do
BCRC 620504 570 In A Little Spanish Town
BCRC 620507 571 Alabamy Bound
BCRC 620508 572 Nice Work If You Can Get It
BCRC 620801 633 What Takes My Fancy
BCRC 620802 634 Mangos
BCRC 620803 635 S Wonderful
BCRC 620806 636 Taking A Chance On Love
BCRC 620807 637 I Want To Be Happy
BCRC 620808 638 Chicago
BCRC 620809 639 So Rare
BCRC 620810 640 I Feel A Song Coming On
BCRC 620813 641 Breezin Along With Breeze
BCRC 620814 642 Oh Look At Me Now
BCRC 620815 643 I Cant Believe That Youre In Love With Me
BCRC 620816 644 Something Wonderful Happens In Summer
BCRC 620817 645 Were In Money
BCRC 620820 646 Nice Work If You Can Get It
BCRC 620821 647 New Sun In Sky
BCRC 620822 648 Youre In Kentucky
BCRC 620823 649 This Cant Be Love
BCRC 620824 650 Carolina In Morning
BCRC 620827 651 Im In Heaven
BCRC 620828 652 What Can I Do
BCRC 620829 653 Goody Goody
BCRC 620830 654 Anything You Can Do
BCRC 620831 655 Baby Dont You Go Away Mad
BCRC 620903 656 Im Alabamy Bound
BCRC 620904 657 In A Little Spanish Town
BCRC 620905 658 What Takes My Fancy
BCRC 620910 661 Its A Most Unusual Day
BCRC 620911 662 Hey Look Me Over
BCRC 620912 663 In Between Devil And Deep Blue Sea
BCRC 620913 664 Thou Swell
BCRC 620914 665 Nice Work If You Can Get It
BCRC 620917 666 Deed I Do
BCRC 620918 667 How About You
BCRC 620919 668 You Got
BCRC 620920 669 I Love You My Every Thought Is You
BCRC 620921 670 I Want To Be Happy
BCRC 620924 671 Avalon

 


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