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Top O the Morning: Irish Collection

Bing CrosbyAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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listen  1. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (Single Version) 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. MacNamara's Band (Single Version) 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Galway Bay (Single Version) 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Top O' The Morning (Single Version) 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Rosaleen (Single Version) 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. How Can You Buy Killarney? (Single Version) 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. It's The Same Old Shillelagh (Single Version) 2:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's An Irish Lullaby) (1944 Version) 3:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Rose Of Tralee (Single Version) 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Dear Old Donegal (Single Version) 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Danny Boy (Single Version) 3:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. St. Patrick's Day Parade (Single Version) 2:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen (Single Version) 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. The Donovans (Single Version) 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Where The River Shannon Flows (Single Version) 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Eileen (Single Version) 3:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. With My Shillelagh Under My Arm (Single Version) 2:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. My Girl's An Irish Girl (Single Version) 3:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. That Tumbledown Shack In Athlone (Single Version) 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Two Shillelagh O'Sullivan (Single Version) 3:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. The Isle Of Innisfree (Single Version) 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Who Threw The Overalls In Mrs. Murphy's Chowder? (Single Version) 2:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Did Your Mother Come From Ireland? (Single Version) 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's An Irish Lullaby) 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 27, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mca
  • ASIN: B000002OZL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,943 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Here are two dozen of Bing's Decca studio recordings, each a kelly green classic! Includes the hit and original versions of Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (the original version's only appeared on 78!), plus McNamara's Bay; Galway Bay , and two other singles on CD for the first time, Top o' the Morning and Rosaleen .

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent sound quality! July 26, 2003
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Most Bing fans will have all of these songs already on other CD collections, but this set has truly outstanding sound quality. These are remastered takes and the difference clearly shows. When Bing hits the final high note (singing the word "lullaby") on Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral, it's never sounded more crisp, clear and beautiful. There is absolutely no superfluous background noise or hiss on any of these wonderful recordings. My favorite is Bing's version of Danny Boy, which is darn near definitive. Many people prefer a tenor's version to this song, ala Dennis Day, but Bing's baritone owns this song. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling is another gem and the phrasing on this quiet song is exquisite.
Another highlight is the somber, haunting Galway Bay. Again, no one sings this song like Crosby. I highly recommend this CD for novice Crosby fans and even for long-time Bing followers. You will be astounded as the high quality sound. It sounds as if der Bingle is sitting in your living room, singing directly to you. Now that's a fine idea!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No One Better Than Himself! September 7, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Well, this is the best of the best of Irish music! Sure, and who better than Himself to sing these wonderful old classics!
Bing was in top form as he sang each of these songs. Not a disappointment in the whole lot! A few I'd never heard before, and it's that glad I am to have them NOW!
This 24 songs collection is a real bargan at such a low price. I couldn't believe the price!
All you Bing Crosby fans out there who don't own this CD by now......well, all I can say is, it's ashamed ye should be! Bye it now and start enjoying the Irish side of Bing. His dear ole mother came from Ireland. County Cork it was. Only an Irishman could sing these Irish classics so convincingly.
Thank you,
Alice B. Kane
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Crosby with a nice mix. September 12, 1998
Format:Audio CD
For all who know and love his music, Crosby's Irish songs are some of the best. This selection does not dissappoint, and Bing is in fine voice on the lot. A few songs are missing, and hopefully they will turn up on future collections, but this one is a winner.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who Better Than Himself September 8, 2002
Format:Audio CD
The songs in this collection are Irish classics. Bing Crosby is an Irish American classic. His dear old mother's family came from County Cork, Ireland. Who better than Himself to sing of the Emerald Isle?
Bing's rendition of When Irish Eyes Are Smiling couldn't be better. And I guess everyone is familiar with his Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral, from the movie, Going My Way. A treasure if ever there was one!
I don't think anyone ever sang I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen any better than the Old Groaner.
And Two Shillelagh O'Sullivan makes me laugh out loud every time I hear it. What a wonderful Irish drinking song! I can just imagine being in a pub in Ireland, listening to THIS one!
How happy I was to finally hear the words to The Isle Of Innisfree! I had only ever heard it in the movie The Quiet Man, and never even knew there were words to it! This is my favorite song in the whole collection.
And right now, as I write this, I keep hearing Did Your Mother Come From Ireland? over and over in my head. It keeps playing, gently, gently....No problem-I love it.
There are 24 great songs in this collection and the price is unbelievably low! This is a must for all Bing Crosby fans. If you don't already have it, get it soon. Sure and you'll be that happy that you did.
Thank you,
Alice B. Kane
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Bing CD! February 3, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD on an impulse quite a few years ago being a big Bing fan (and I now have a LOT of his CD's). If I had to have only one, this one would be it. Wonderful sound. I never thought I'd like Irish tunes so much coming out of Bing.

Buy it. You won't be sorry.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars timeless Irish ballads from the great Bing Crosby April 13, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Top O' the Morning: His Irish Collection is a fine Bing Crosby CD that features timeless Irish songs all given that magical Bing Crosby touch. Bing wove magic whenever he handled a tune; just one listen to these great songs proves it. He was also able to infuse his songs with a great deal of emotion and that's grand. The quality of the sound on this CD is pretty good overall and I like that artwork as well.

The CD starts with a glorious rendition of the classic "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling." "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" gets a most sensitive treatment from Bing Crosby and I really like this number. It's truly beautiful and I could never tire of hearing Bing perform this song. "MacNamara's Band" has a very spirited melody with a lush musical arrangement that is also quite strong--how's about that brass? Bing never skips a beat; and this makes "MacNamara's Band" a winner! In addition, "Top O' The Morning" is relentlessly happy and this tune charms me with its beauty. Terrific!

"How Can You Buy Killarney?" puts Bing Crosby squarely front and center--and that's quite all right by me! Bing never falters; he delivers this with panache and I'm very impressed. "How Can You Buy Killarney?" is easily a major highlight of this album. "Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's An Irish Lullaby)" is one of my very favorite Irish ballads; Bing sings this with grace and style; what a balladeer he was! "Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's An Irish Lullaby)" also gets a fine musical arrangement; but they never steal the show from Bing--he remains front and center while the music enhances his performance.

"Dear Old Donegal" is very pretty; and of course "Danny Boy" is a huge highlight of this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy St. Patrick's Day, America!
This is THE BEST ST. PATRICK'S DAY ALBUM in America. Don't get me wrong, I love celtic music and have tons of stuff from Capercaillie, Altan, Gaelic Storm, Tommy Flemming,... Read more
Published 17 days ago by ophtha wahl
4.0 out of 5 stars Top O the Morning CD
Bing Crosby sang on the radio when I was a kid. He did a excellent job on some of the holiday songs like White Chirstmas, Danny Boy
and many others. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Ladyleona37
5.0 out of 5 stars Good selection of songs
Good selection of songs just in time for St Patricks day. Nice soft music by Bing. Shipping was excellent and package protected the disc
Published 3 months ago by LooneyLake
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE BING CROSBY
WE like all of the beautiful Irish songs, especially if the are sung by Bing Crosby. Our favorite is THE DONOVANS. We had the old Deca record when we were youngsters. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Erland Donivan
5.0 out of 5 stars It's not just nostalgia, it's history.
First, Bing Crosby's singing is unmatched anywhere...he could be ordering dinner and it would be melodious. One is simply listening to be best. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Patrick C. Powers
5.0 out of 5 stars St. Patty's Day Must Have
Bing singing Irish songs! can't get much better.Great selection of songs, good quality recordings, buy one for all your Irish friends
Published 4 months ago by Don in Oakville
5.0 out of 5 stars If you love Bing Crosby this is a must have
If you love Bing Crosby this is a must have with lots of fun upbeat Iris/American songs to lift your spirits.
Published 9 months ago by Doves1997
5.0 out of 5 stars Der Bingle
His Irish songs are great even if you are not Irish. Bing's legacy is in all types of music through jis decades of recording.
Published 10 months ago by Bug Man
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT
Great Happy music! The sound quality is great on my new Kindle Fire. Whether you are Irish or not, this music has a universal appeal.
Published 12 months ago by E F Waltz
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Irish music
My home was filled with beautiful Irish music. Bing Crosby embodies the true spirit of Ireland and its was a bargain.
Published 12 months ago by Barbara pajak
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