So Rare: Treasures From the Crosby Archive

Carefully compiled by Crosby archivist Robert S. Bader, this career-spanning collection of rare and unusual recordings from Bing Crosby s personal archive includes his first solo radio performance from 1931, some rare private recordings and unknown outtakes as well as the first album appearances of several rare single tracks many of which are mixed in stereo for the first time! Includes Just One More Chance and I m Through with Love from Fifteen Minutes with Bing Crosby ; Buckin the Wind from a Spanish radio promo disc; Where the Turf Meets the Surf , Del Mar race track s theme song; Kraft Music Hall performances of Over the Rainbow and As Time Goes By ; I ll Be Seeing You and Why Don t You Fall in Love with Me from a 8/31/44 British broadcast; You re the Gem State Wonder, Idaho ; Santa Claus Is Coming to Town , a 1954 recording for Shriner s Hospital; My Old Kentucky Home , recorded for the Kentucky Junior Derby; radio performances of What Do You Mean, You Lost Your Dog? ; We re in the Money (The Golddigger s Song) ; I Hear Music ; I Can t Get Started ; Pledging My Love ; Because , and The Yellow Rose of Texas ; So Rare from The Ford Road Show; the Columbia singles Straight down the Middle and Tomorrow s My Lucky Day ; first-time stereo appearances of the MGM singles The Second Time Around and Incurably Romantic ; a 1960 private recording of Anthem of the Clams ; a stereo TV outtake of Pennies from Heaven ; the Reprise singles Far From Home ; How Green Was My Valley ; Step to the Rear , and What Do We Do with This World ; Reprise outtakes of Live a Little and Don t Let a Good Thing Get Away ; the unreleased singles Take a Longer Look and The Human Race , and That s What Life Is All About live from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 17, 1976. 34 tracks, 26 unreleased!

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