Personnel includes: Bing Crosby, The Andrew Sisters, Al Jolson, Fred Astaire,
Bob Hope, Jane Wyman, Connee Boswell (vocals); Carmen Cavallaro (piano); Les Paul Trio; Buddy Cole Trio; Bob Crosby & His Orchestra; John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra; Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra; Vic Schoen & His Orchestra.
Recorded between 1934 & 1956. Includes liner notes by Wig Wiggins.
Recording information: 11/09/1934-10/03/1956.
Before he established himself as an actor, Bing Crosby was America's Number One vocalist, a singer of tremendous popularity throughout the 1920s and '30s (and he held his own during Sinatra's ascendance, too). Crosby sang in a silky-smooth, genial, jazz-influenced style, and he also drew on a wide variety of material (Tin Pan Alley pop, Irish and Hawaiian songs, jazz, etc.). This CENTENNIAL ANTHOLOGY presents a wonderful cross-section of his early hits, some of the most important pop music of the first half of the 20th century. In addition, this DELUXE EDITION has a bonus disc of five songs.