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October 19, 2013


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The Bing Crosby Archive celebrates the release of two new CDs through Universal Music Enterprises. Bing Sings the Johnny Mercer Songbook is a new CD compilation celebrating Bing Crosby’s recordings of songs composed by his friend and frequent collaborator, Johnny Mercer. The recordings span more than two decades – starting with a rare 1934 radio performance of “P.S. I Love You.” Other highlights include “Lazy Bones,” a duet with Louis Armstrong, and several of Bing’s Decca hits like “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive,” which features the Andrews Sisters, and “Mr. Meadowlark,” a duet with Mercer. Also included among the 22 selections are 10 previously unissued recordings, including “That Old Black Magic,” “Jeepers Creepers,” “Glow Worm,” and “Autumn Leaves.”


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Enjoy this rare clip of Bing and Johnny Mercer performing together from The Bing Crosby Show for Oldsmobile, 10/5/60

The CD release of Le Bing: Song Hits of Paris – 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will be the first-ever reissue of Bing Crosby’s first LP. The original 1953 release, recorded in Paris with Bing singing in French, was an eight song, 10″ album and one of the first concept albums ever made. Bing’s French language recordings include “La Vie En Rose” and “Madamoiselle de Paris.” The anniversary edition expands Le Bing to 23 tracks – 15 never before released –– including rare studio outtakes, and several English language bonus tracks, including a pair of Cole Porter favorites, “I Love Paris” and “Allez Vous En (Go Away).”


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Enjoy this extra scene from the 2009 release of The Legendary Bing Crosby special featuring Leonard Maltin, WITH Bing and Maurice Chevalier performing for The Bing Crosby Show on March 20th, 1961.

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