A Musical Autobiography
Audio CD (4 Discs)
The complete 1954 five LP autobiographical set featuring between track chat by Bing Crosby!
Available for the first time on CD in this country, plus songs and medleys from a selection of film soundtracks and film publicity discs!
CD One: Bing Crosby - A Musical Autobiography (Part 1)
Tracks 1-42: Bing chats informally about the days of Paul Whiteman (1927) until 1938 and illustrates various milestones of his career with songs including I Surrender Dear, Where The Blue Of The Night, Thanks, Love In Bloom, Pennies From Heaven, I've Got A Pocketful Of Dreams and many of his other hits. On these recordings from 1954, Bing is accompanied by Buddy Cole & His Trio.
CD Two: Bing Crosby - A Musical Autobiography (Part 2)
Tracks 1-27: The story continues, from 1938 to 1945. In addition to the 1954 recordings with Buddy Cole & His Trio, Bing features recordings with many of his distinguished co-stars, including Johnny Mercer, Connee Boswell, Mary Martin, Jack Teagarden, Bob Hope, The Andrews Sisters and Judy Garland.
CD Three: Bing Crosby - A Musical Autobiography (Part 3)
Tracks 1-21: Bing concludes his story, covering the years 1944-1953, with recordings featuring more distinguished co-stars, includes Al Jolson, Gary Crosby & Louis Armstrong.
Tracks 22-27: Paris Honeymoon - film selection
Tracks 28-33: The Star Maker - film selection
CD 4: Bing Crosby
Tracks 1-20: Mack Sennett 'Shorts' - film soundtrack selections
Tracks 21-40: Publicity discs and film soundtrack selections from The Big Broadcast, Please, She Loves Me Not, Two For Tonight, Doctor Rhythm and The Birth of the Blues.