Bing Crosby was one of the most outstanding protagonists of American light music. Debonair, smart, good-humoured – and blessed with a timbre that was instantly recognisable even among
hundreds of voices, he radiated an irresistible charm both as singer and actor. Born in Tacoma in 1903 this artist was renowned for his exquisite brand of tear-jerking and memorable jazz melodies, which he delivered with a velvety tone reminiscent, according to the New York Times, of a cuddly bear. The name Bing Crosby has become immortalised ever since ”White Christmas”.
This compilation brings together some of his best and most successful albums from the years between 1956 and 1962 and reflects the huge range of his musical gifts: HIGH SOCIETY,
SOME FINE OLD CHESTNUTS, BING SINGS WHILST BREGMAN SWINGS, SONGS I WISH I HAD SUNG THE FIRST TIME AROUND, BING WITH A BEAT, FANCY MEETING YOU HERE, BING & SATCHMO, A MUSICAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BING, EL SEÑOR BING, WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS and SELECTIONS FROM HOLIDAY INN.
Included are other great stars of show business from that time who were also instrumental in shaping the genre: Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and many others.