Southern Memoir

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this rare 1975 album from the crooning legend, originally only released in the UK. We’ve added alternate versions of “On the Alamo”; “Alabamy Bound”; “Stars Fell on Alabama”; “Swanee”, and “Sleepy Time down South”, and the unedited version of “Georgia on My Mind” to the versions that appeared on the original album, which also included “Where the Morning Glories Grow”; “Carolina in the Morning”; “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans”; “Cryin’ for the Carolines”; “She Is the Sunshine of Virginia”, and “Sailing down the Chesapeake Bay”. And whatever you do, don’t miss Bing’s “South Texas Quail Hunting Medley,” a private recording on which he substitutes some special lyrics for “Galway Bay/Mack the Knife/The Surrey with the Fringe on Top/The Pleasure of Your Company” that lampoon, in that ever-so-gentle Crosby way, friends like Phil Harris! Arne Fogel supplies the notes for this rare romp for Bing collectors.