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A Centennial Anthology of His Decca Recordings


Download links and information about A Centennial Anthology of His Decca Recordings by Bing Crosby. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 50 tracks with total duration of 02:27:32 minutes.

Artist: Bing Crosby
Release date: 2003
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 50
Duration: 02:27:32
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No. Title Length
1. I Surrender, Dear (featuring John Scott Trotter) 3:05
2. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away) [1993 Box Set Version] 3:04
3. Stardust 3:00
4. I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store) (featuring John Scott Trotter) 3:01
5. Please (1940 Single) (featuring John Scott Trotter) 3:02
6. Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day (1948 Single) (featuring John Scott Trotter) 3:10
7. I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande) (featuring Jimmy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey And His Orchestra) 2:39
8. New San Antonio Rose (featuring Bob Crosby's Bob Cats) 3:16
9. Pistol Packin' Mama (featuring Andrews Sisters, The) 3:00
10. Don't Fence Me In (featuring Andrews Sisters, The) 3:03
11. Sweet Leilani (1940 Single) 3:16
12. Blue Hawaii 3:06
13. My Isle of Golden Dreams 2:58
14. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's an Irish Lullaby) [1945 Single] (featuring John Scott Trotter) 3:17
15. MacNamara's Band 2:41
16. Galway Bay 3:00
17. Wait Till the Sun Shines Nellie (featuring John Scott Trotter) 2:33
18. Road to Morocco (featuring Bob Hope, Vic Schoen And His Orchestra, Vic Schoen) 2:35
19. South America, Take It Away (featuring Andrews Sisters, The, Vic Schoen And His Orchestra, Vic Schoen) 3:09
20. A Couple of Song and Dance Men (featuring Fred Astaire, John Scott Trotter) 2:17
21. Alexander's Ragtime Band (featuring Morris Stoloff, Al Jolson) 2:56
22. In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening (featuring Jane Wyman, Miss A, Four Hits) 3:24
23. You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby 2:55
24. Yes, Indeed! (featuring Bob Crosby) 3:08
25. South Rampart Street Parade (featuring Andrews Sisters, The) 3:18
26. June In January (1934 Single) 3:11
27. Pennies from Heaven 3:08
28. I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams (featuring John Scott Trotter) 2:35
29. Moonlight Becomes You (featuring John Scott Trotter) 3:10
30. Sunday, Monday or Always 2:37
31. Swinging On a Star 2:29
32. The Bells of St. Mary's (featuring John Scott Trotter) 3:02
33. Blue Skies (featuring John Scott Trotter) 3:23
34. It's Been a Long, Long Time 2:56
35. I Can't Begin to Tell You 2:52
36. Ol' Man River (1955 Single) 2:19
37. You Are My Sunshine (featuring Victor Young) 2:33
38. San Fernando Valley (featuring John Scott Trotter) 3:11
39. Sioux City Sue (featuring Bob Haggart, The Jesters, Bob Haggart And His Orchestra) 2:47
40. Dear Hearts and Gentle People 2:38
41. Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy (featuring Vic Schoen And His Orchestra, Vic Schoen) 3:30
42. Jingle Bells 2:33
43. I'll Be Home for Christmas 2:53
44. Silent Night (1947 Single) 2:40
45. White Christmas (1947 Single) 3:00
46. Red Sails In the Sunset (featuring Victor Young) 3:11
47. Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song) 3:07
48. Far Away Places 2:58
49. Harbor Lights (featuring Chorus, Lyn Murray) 3:01
50. Around the World (In Eighty Days) 2:55



Bing Crosby recorded exclusively for Decca Records from 1934-1955 and non-exclusively for a couple of years after that, and Decca purchased some of the masters he recorded for Brunswick prior to his Decca contract, so parent company MCA (a part of Universal) owns the bulk of his studio recordings. The European copyright limit of 50 years on recordings has put many of those recordings in the public domain overseas, leading to a flood of low-quality compilations, many of which turn up in the U.S. To combat them, MCA/Decca has embarked on its own Crosby reissue campaign, using the original masters, of course, enlisting the long-lived fan club the British-based International Crosby Circle, and specifically its North American representative, Wig Wiggins, to compile the albums. The result has been a series of excellent collections, and this is another one. To mark the centenary of Crosby's birth, Wiggins has assembled a thematically arranged 50-track, two-disc compilation that surveys a group of major trends in the singer's work. The compiler has come up with 11 such subheadings, each of which is worthy of its own album — "Early Hits," "Country and Western," "Songs of the Islands," "Irish Favorites," "Bing's Duets," "Swing With Bing," "Film Favorites," "Bing and the Instrumentalists," "Americana," "The Voice of Christmas," and "Around the World." (Actually, some of these topics have been used to compile whole albums.) It's fair to say that listeners may not be able to distinguish each theme while listening to the discs, but they provide an organizing principal to give the album a good flow. Some critics have faulted Crosby's willingness to record everything from Hawaiian songs to early country tunes, but Wiggins, by choosing and sequencing carefully, justifies his eclecticism. There's a little bit of everything here, and all of it is very good.