Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Bing's Back

Yet another record produced by the armed forces for you, this time the US Army, and featuring a record of Bing Crosby!  Bing walks you through a nice selection of his Christmas songs, mostly from his last Christmas record, A Time To Be Jolly.  But you've already got the music.  What you want to hear is the Voice of Christmas talking to you, telling you stories, making you feel all Christmassy inside.  The other record in this somewhat rare 2xLP set is music by the US Army Band, which turns out to be a repeat of a record I shared earlier in the season with you.  You remember, the one with the ugly generic cover.  I shared this with you for the first time in 2011 and I'm bringing it back tonight.  This is A Bing Crosby Christmas For Today's Army/The Sounds Of Christmas With The United States Army Band And Soldiers Chorus (US Army Recruiter 2xLP, Stereo, 1973).

1. Intro
2. And The Bells Rang
3. Segment 1
4. Christmas Is Here To Stay
5. Segment 2
6. Christmas Is
7. Segment 3
8. White Christmas
9. A Time To Be Jolly
10. Segment 4
11. I Sing Noel
12. Segment 5
13. Round And Round The Christmas Tree
14. Segment 6
15. The Song Of Christmas
16. Segment 7
17. White Christmas
18. Jingle Bells
19. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
20. Winter Wonderland
21. O Tannenbaum
22. The Three Holy Kings
23. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
24. Stable Down The Road
25. Medley: White Christmas; The Christmas Song
26. Some Children See Him
27. Medley: Noel

Tracks 1-17 by Bing Crosby, 18-27 by The United States Army Band & Chorus with various soloists.  Full details in the track tags.

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Buster said...

Hey, I have this one! I probably said that the first time you shared it, too.

Kwork said...

The true voice of Christmas for me, Bing always will be. Thanks!