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Christophe

When the Father O'Malley leaves the church at the end of Going my way, I find the same kind of melancholia that in The sun shines bright's last shot.

CrayolaThief

I've read his laidback delivery was mostly due to being a pothead. Which may or may not have prompted Artie Shaw to call him "the first hip white person." Bing is great. I went through a Bing phase fairly recently and could never figure out how he managed to squeeze that deep baritone into such a small frame.

chip

Otis "Motherfuckin'" Redding!!!

ken

Great article about Bing.
We've heard the Christmas music for so many decades we sometimes forget real people recorded these tunes in a studio. If you can, check out the flubbed version of Jingle Bells from the Rhapsody website. It is listed as tune #19 (untitled) on disc 2 Here's the link...

http://www.rhapsody.com/bing-crosby/their-complete-recordings

Toward the end Crosby and the Andrews Sisters crack up laughing and Bing starts using profanity. But in the background the great Vic Schoen and his orchestra never miss a beat.

Max Allan Collins

Bing was probably the biggest multi-media pop star -- huge movie star, more #1's than Elvis and the Beatles, radio, TV, the "Road" pictures with Hope...just unbelievable.

As for his music sounding antiquated, I get that, but try BING SINGS WHILST BREGMAN SWINGS, available on CD and very much in the vein of Sinatra and Darin in full swing mode.

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