Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Beautiful Memories/ Bing Crosby in the 1970`s
Allan Sink | Fayetteville, NC United States | 02/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I Highly Recomend this collection of Bing Crosby music to anyone who loves music! In fact if your a Crosby fan and you haven`t yet discovered this wonderful music you are in for a treat! The 64 tracks in this collection arguably represent some of Bing`s finest efforts. Songs like, Thats what life is all about (a recording that charted for Bing!), At my Time of Life, Come share the wine, Children, The woman on your arm, not to mention his fine re-recordings of Change Partners, and How are things in Glocca Morra? As well as his duets with Johny Mercer and Fred Astaire will give you hours of listening pleasure. (I purchased this collection last summer.....and they haven`t left the Cd player since) Contrary to Huge`s opinion stated above there is nothing disco-ish about any of these recordings and Bing was in fine voice and cetianly lacked no enthusiasiam. Bing cetianly worked extremely hard in the last three years of his life, recording music for at least ten albums and its really ashame that more attention isn`t given to these songs today. Hopefully one day soon all the music from the 70` will be available but for now we have perhaps the cream of the crop in this collection.
Incedently Beautiful Memories and the Complete United Artist sessions are the same collection of songs, one just comes in a collectors case with excellent liner notes...but buy both and keep one for back up! If any producers are listening out there how about making the Bing and Basie, the Southern Memoir, Feels Good, Feels Right, Seasons, and Final Chapter albums available on Cd? Well, God Bless and take care."
upstate99 | Upstate N.Y. | 01/31/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a HUGE Crosby fan, with two books and a dozen CDs. This is the first I'll sell back. The recordings were made within three years of his death, and it shows. He lacks strength and interest. The 70s disco strain throughout, sounds best suited as background for THE LOVE BOAT. Every standard was composed for someone else. Too bad..."
Bing's Final Chapter
Allan Sink | 05/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These recordings mark the last work Bing Crosby did on record, proving his voice never deserted him. Sometimes the orchestrations are a bit muzak-like, but the great beauty of the voice, deep and warm, more then makes up for that. A must for Crosby fans."