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Greatest Hits Compilation

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Bing Crosby ~ Greatest Hits

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. White Christmas
  2. The Whiffenpoof Song
  3. I Surrender Dear
  4. Blue Skies
  5. Pistol Packin' Mama
  6. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's An Irish Lullaby)
  7. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
  8. Don't Fence Me In
  9. You Are My Sunshine
  10. Swinging On A Star
  11. Deep In The Heart Of Texas
  12. Where The Blue Of The Night Meets The Gold Of The Day


Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Compilation
  • Label: Mca
  • ASIN: B000002NZE
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #350,505 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
This entire CD is rechanneled stereo (bad news for audiophiles), but these 12 songs are among his signature songs and is an OK overview for those who don't want a multi-disc overview although a much better single disc overview of his hits is "Bing's Gold Records" which remains in print and available right here at Amazon.com. This compilation was originally released as an LP on MCA in 1977 and some of the songs, aside from "White Christmas" that are on it include "Pistol Packin' Mama" (with the Andrews Sisters), "Don't Fence Me In," (with the Andrews Sisters), his versions of "I Surrender, Dear" and "Blue Skies," "Deep In The Heart of Texas," "Swinging on a Star," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," (with the Andrews Sisters) and others but all of the songs on the disc are great. The best thing about the disc is indeed the price. The song selection could have been better though.
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This is all too typical of MCA's approach to the market at the time this compilation was first released in 1990. Put out a gaggle of songs by one of the greatest performers of the 20th Century, and provide absolutely NO information on the selections included. That attitude only began to change by the likes of MCA when outfits like Bear Family of Germany, Ace Records of London, Jasmine of London, and North American distributors such as Rhino and Eric began putting out discs with upwards of 30 tracks accompanied by copious background notes and discographies and even sessionographies.

Under any other album title I'd rate it at 3 stars at best simply because they are 12 nice tracks with quite decent sound production. But to boldly label it his "Greatest Hits," and by limiting it to 12, is just ludicrous when you consider that, from 1931 to 1965 under own billing, he racked up some 360 hit singles, 40 alone # 1s (including two with The Andrews Sisters). And making matters worse, not all 12 were hits for Bing. He may have sung Blue Skies in the film of the same name and yes, over the years, it more or less became associated with him for that reason, but the 1946 hit versions actually belong to Count Basie and Benny Goodman. Bing's recorded version came out that year on Decca 23646 but did not make the charts. And, where I Surrender Dear is concerned, the 1931 # 3 hit belongs to the Gus Arnheim orchestra for which Bing was the vocalist. If they were going to dip into his efforts as a band vocalist before he became the main billing there are lots more to choose from, some even "greater" than that.

White Christmas is a no-brainer.
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Quality is generally okay. Record noise is usually very low with a few tics, but there are a couple big tics on at least two songs.

There are only 12 songs. Compare this to "Bing's Gold Records" with 21 songs.

Here is the track list with the peak positions (and year) on the Billboard 100 charts for single songs.

1. White Christmas #1 (1942)
2. The Whiffenpoof Song #7 (1947)
3. I Surrender Dear #3 (1931)
4. Blue Skies - not a charter
5. Pistol Packin' Mama #2 (1943)Also #1 Country & #3 R&B)
6. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra #1 (1944)
7. Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive #2 (1945)
8. Don't Fence Me In #1 (1944)
9. You Are My Sunshine #19 (1941)
10. Swinging on a Star #1 (1944)
11. Deep in the Heart of Texas #3 (1942)
12. When the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day #4 (1932)

Liner notes are minimal and contained on a folded piece of light cardstock. There are 4 pages: one for the cover, two giving info on the tracks, and one advertising other CDs.
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Just an old classic that was on the top of my heart's wish list. I love the music of Great old singer Bing Crosby.
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