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December 23, 1946 saw the historic first teaming in Hollywood of two founding fathers of 20th century popular music. Bing Crosby was recording his enormously successful radio show for new sponsor, Philco Radio, when out walked Al Jolson joining him in a rendition of "April Showers". The invited audience went wild. The show was broadcast 3 weeks later on January 15, 1947 to an incredible reception and attracted millions of listeners across the United States. Between December 1946 and April 1950 the two icons teamed up and performed on a further eleven shows - Jolson guested on ten Crosby shows and Crosby returned the favour twice. Collectively these twelve shows yielded over 40 duets (certain songs were repeated on more than one occasion) plus numerous solo performances from the two singers, many from the Great American Songbook. The final show was recorded 6 months before Jolson's death. Thankfully these shows were recorded on tape. These sessions have been re-mastered and edited on this 2 CD set to leave the complete duets (together on CD for the first time), some fine solo performances and a little cheerful banter.
December 23, 1946 saw the historic first teaming in Hollywood of two founding fathers of 20th century popular music. Bing Crosby was recording his enormously successful radio show for new sponsor, Philco Radio, when out walked Al Jolson joining him in a rendition of "April Showers". The invited audience went wild. The show was broadcast 3 weeks later on January 15, 1947 to an incredible reception and attracted millions of listeners across the United States. Between December 1946 and April 1950 the two icons teamed up and performed on a further eleven shows - Jolson guested on ten Crosby shows and Crosby returned the favour twice. Collectively these twelve shows yielded over 40 duets (certain songs were repeated on more than one occasion) plus numerous solo performances from the two singers, many from the Great American Songbook. The final show was recorded 6 months before Jolson's death. Thankfully these shows were recorded on tape. These sessions have been re-mastered and edited on this 2 CD set to leave the complete duets (together on CD for the first time), some fine solo performances and a little cheerful banter.
5055122110538
Kari Rueslatten - Bing Crosby Meets Al Jolson

Details

Format: CD
Label: SEPI
Catalog: 1053
Rel. Date: 09/13/2005
UPC: 5055122110538

Bing Crosby Meets Al Jolson
Artist: Kari Rueslatten
Format: CD
New: Not currently in stock
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1
MP3
1. April Showers
2. When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along
3. Back in Your Own Backyard
4. You Made Me Love You
5. Waiting for the Robert E. Lee
6. I've Got the Sun in the Morning
7. Early Days
8. Ma Blushin' Rosie
9. Chat
10. Swanee
11. Chat
12. Philco Commericial
13. Rainy Night in Rio, A
14. Chat
15. One I Love, The (Belongs to Somebody Else)
16. What Am I Gonna Do About You?
17. Chat
18. Let Me Sing and I'm Happy
19. Chat
20. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody
21. Chat
22. Who Paid the Rent for Mrs. Rip Van Winkle?
23. 2nd Philco Commercial
24. Anniversary Song, The
25. Announcement
26. Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight, A
27. Oh, Susannah
28. In the Evening by the Moonlight/Hear Dem Bells
29. Beautiful Dreamer
30. On the Banks of the Wabash
31. Chat
32. Alabamy Bound
33. I Can Dream, Can't I?
34. Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye
35. Chat
36. I Only Have Eyes for You
37. Waiting for the Robert E. Lee
38. Bing Introduces Irving Berlin
39. Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
40. Chat
41. Lazy
42. Chat
43. Getting Nowhere
44. All by Myself
45. Alexander's Ragtime Band
46. Easter Parade
47. Goodnight Chat
DISC: 2
MP3
1. Bye Bye Baby
2. Bing Introduces Jolson
3. Is It True What They Say About Dixie
4. Chat
5. Carolina in the Morning
6. My Blue Heaven
7. Alabamy Bound
8. Kate
9. Ma Blushin' Rosie
10. Chat
11. Sunbonnet Sue
12. Chat
13. Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody, A
14. Best Things in Life Are Free, The
15. Back in Your Own Backyard
16. Baby Face
17. One I Love, The (Belongs to Somebody Else)
18. All by Myself
19. Chat
20. Intro - April Showers
21. For Me and My Gal
22. Chat
23. Peg O' My Heart
24. Chat
25. Whiffenpoof Song, The
26. Chat
27. Carolina in the Morning
28. Chat
29. Beautiful Dreamer
30. Chat
31. Gershwin Medley: Rhapsody in Blue/Swanee/The Man I Love/Lady Be
32. Happy Times
33. Chat
34. California, Here I Come
35. Chat
36. Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula
37. Chat
38. Whispering
39. Chat
40. Bye Bye Baby
41. Chat
42. Waiting for the Robert E. Lee
43. Bing Introduces Jolson
44. Give My Regards to Broadway
45. Chat
46. Ma Blushin' Rosie
47. Chat
48. Avalon
49. Chat
50. Lullaby of Broadway
51. Chat
52. My Old Kentucky Home

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December 23, 1946 saw the historic first teaming in Hollywood of two founding fathers of 20th century popular music. Bing Crosby was recording his enormously successful radio show for new sponsor, Philco Radio, when out walked Al Jolson joining him in a rendition of "April Showers". The invited audience went wild. The show was broadcast 3 weeks later on January 15, 1947 to an incredible reception and attracted millions of listeners across the United States. Between December 1946 and April 1950 the two icons teamed up and performed on a further eleven shows - Jolson guested on ten Crosby shows and Crosby returned the favour twice. Collectively these twelve shows yielded over 40 duets (certain songs were repeated on more than one occasion) plus numerous solo performances from the two singers, many from the Great American Songbook. The final show was recorded 6 months before Jolson's death. Thankfully these shows were recorded on tape. These sessions have been re-mastered and edited on this 2 CD set to leave the complete duets (together on CD for the first time), some fine solo performances and a little cheerful banter.
        
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