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Born: May 3, 1903 in La Moraleja, Madrid, Spain
Died: Oct 14, 1977 (aged 74)

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Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (born May 2, 1903 in Tacoma, Washington; died October 14, 1977 in Madrid, Spain) was an American Grammy Award winning singer and Academy Award winning actor who was one of the first true multimedia stars, from 1934 to 1954 Crosby held a nearly unrivaled command of record sales, radio ratings and motion picture grosses. Widely recognized as one of the most popular musical acts in history, Crosby is also credited as being the major inspiration for most of the male singers of the era that followed him, including Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin.

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  Album Songs Year Label Releases   Offer
1 Jazz Sides, The 26 2009  
2 Through the Years, Vol. 3: 1951-1952 26 2009  
3 Best of Bing Crosby [Cannon House] 20 2008 Cannon House 3  
4 Best of Bing Crosby: Green Series 16 2008 Universal Music Canada  
5 Bing Crosby & Friends [Sounds of Yester Year] 30 2008 Sounds of Yesteryear  
6 Bing Crosby Entertains for Woodbury Soap ? 2008 Michael Feinstein  
7 Bing Crosby with the Bob Crosby Orchestra & Friends 24 2008 Sounds of Yesteryear  
8 Black Moonlight 250 2008 Documents  
9 Christmas Legends 15 2008 MCA  
10 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 50: 1949-1950, The 23 2008 Jonzo  
11 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 51: 1950, The 22 2008 Jonzo  
12 Complete Collection, The 23 2008 Revolver  
13 Gold [Europe] 50 2008 Universal  
14 Gold [US] 40 2008 Geffen  
15 Here's Bing Crosby 20 2008 Disky  
16 Jazz Singer 1931-1941 24 2008 Retrieval  
17 Sings the Great American Songbook 12 2008 Acrobat  
18 Through the Years, Vol. 1: 1950-1951 25 2008 Sepia  
19 Through the Years, Vol. 2: 1951 25 2008 Sepia  
20 14 Holiday Favorites for a White Christmas ? 2007 Direct Source  
21 Bing Crosby Christmas Album, The 18 2007 Crimson 2  
22 Bing Crosby, Vol. 2 21 2007 Fast Forward  
23 CBS Radio ? 2007 Legacy  
24 Christmas Legends: Bing Crosby, Brenda Lee & Burl Ives ? 2007 Madacy Special Markets  
25 Christmas with Bing Crosby & Friends 14 2007 St. Clair  
26 Christmas with Bing Crosby & Perry Como ? 2007 St. Clair  
27 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 48: 1948-49, The 25 2007 Jonzo  
28 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 49: 1949, The 24 2007 Jonzo  
29 Don't Fence Us In ? 2007 ASV  
30 Forever Ireland: Bing Crosby's Irish Favourites ? 2007 Boulevard  
31 Good & Rare, Vol. 2 26 2007 Sepia  
32 Havin' Fun [2 CD] 44 2007 Storyville  
33 It's Magic [live] 33 2007 Sounds of Yesteryear  
34 Now Is the Hour ? 2007 Dynamic Entertainment  
35 Sings Gershwin 15 2007 Universal  
36 Songs of Bing Crosby ? 2007 Forever Gold  
37 Spending the Holidays with Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra ? 2007 Direct Source  
38 Swinging on a Star [WNTS] 24 2007  
  Album Songs Year Label Releases   Offer
39 Swings 12 2007 Delta  
40 Vintage Years, The 106 2007 JSP  
41 25 Cowboy & Western Songs ? 2006 Country Stars  
42 29 Classics 29 2006 Air  
43 Best of Bing Crosby [Direct Source] 12 2006 Direct Source  
44 Bing & Bob 48 2006 Jasmine  
45 Bing Crosby: Platinum Series 20 2006 Red Sauce 2  
46 Black & White Series 33 2006 Rajon  
47 Centennial Anthology, The 22 2006 Master Classics 2  
48 Christmas with Bing Crosby: Solitudes Series ? 2006 Solitudes  
49 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 42: 1946, The 22 2006 Jonzo  
50 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 43: 1946-47, The 23 2006 Jonzo  
51 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 44: 1947, The 25 2006 Jonzo  
52 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 45: 1947 25 2006 Jonzo  
53 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 46: 1947 23 2006 Jonzo  
54 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 47: 1947 26 2006 Jonzo  
55 Cowboy & Western Songs 23 2006 IMC  
56 Dancing in the Dark/Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive 20 2006 Direct Source  
57 Definitive Collection [Geffen], The 22 2006 Geffen  
58 EMI Comedy: Bing Crosby 7 2006 EMI Gold  
59 EMI Comedy: Bing Crosby & Bob Hope 7 2006 EMI Gold  
60 El Rancho Grande 23 2006 Weton Wesgram  
61 Essentials, The 12 2006 Big Eye/Fantastic Price 2  
62 Film Favourites 16 2006 Pegasus  
63 Golden Era of Music, The 33 2006 Remember 2  
64 Good & Rare 27 2006 Sepia Recordings  
65 Hits of Bing Crosby ? 2006 Northquest  
66 Quadromania Collection ? 2006 Quadromania  
67 Swinging on a Star [CD Horizon] 18 2006 CD Horizon  
68 Together 18 2006 EMI Gold  
69 Together [Horizon] 36 2006 Horizon Ltd.  
70 America's Favorite Entertainer 10 2005 Allegro  
71 Bing & Friends [Newsound] ? 2005 Newsound  
72 Bing Crosby Meets Al Jolson [live] 99 2005 Sepia Recordings  
73 Bing Crosby's White Christmas 25 2005 Madacy/MCA Special Products  
74 Christmas Anthology: 1942-1955, The 18 2005 Cleopatra  
75 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 36: 1944, The 25 2005 Jonzo  
76 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 37: 1944, The 25 2005 Jonzo  
77 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 38: 1944-1945, The ? 2005 Jonzo  
  Album Songs Year Label Releases   Offer
78 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 39: 1945, The ? 2005 Jonzo  
79 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 40: 1945, The 22 2005 Jonzo  
80 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 41: 1945-46, The 23 2005 Jonzo  
81 Double Goldies ? 2005 Goldies  
82 Frank Sinatra&Bing Crosby Christmas Collection, The 20 2005 Not On Label (Sun Herald)  
83 It Had to Be You 77 2005 Quadromania  
84 It's a Good Day ? 2005 Going For A Song  
85 Just the Way You Are ? 2005 Sunflower  
86 Love Is Just Around 16 2005 Weton Wesgram  
87 Only the Number 1's 18 2005 K-Tel Entertainment  
88 Original Crooner, The 13 2005 American Legends  
89 Radio Stars of America 9 2005 ASV/Living Era  
90 Sings Irish 21 2005 Kala  
91 Sweet Georgia Brown ? 2005 Weton Wesgram  
92 50 Original Recordings 50 2004 Prism  
93 Bing & His Gal Pals 14 2004 Riff City  
94 Bing Crosby [Platinum Disc] 10 2004 Platinum Disc  
95 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 34: 1942-43, The 23 2004 Jonzo  
96 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 35: 1943-44, The 24 2004 Jonzo  
97 Classic Bing: 60 Classic Favourites 60 2004 Import  
98 Classic Holiday Treasures ? 2004 Direct Source  
99 Have Yourself a Merry Christmas 10 2004 Liquid 8  
100 Introducing Bing Crosby 56 2004 Naxos Nostalgia  
101 Kraft Shows ? 2004 Falcone Music  
102 Swingin' with Bing! Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances [live] 75 2004 Shout! Factory  
103 Two of a Kind 10 2004 Universal Special Products  
104 White Christmas with Bing Crosby 15 2004 Blue Moon 2  
105 16 Greatest Hits ? 2003 Publicdom  
106 20 Most Requested, The 20 2003 Festival  
107 Another Ride in Cowboy Country 22 2003 Jasmine  
108 Best of Bing Crosby: 20th Century Masters/The Christmas Collection 18 2003 MCA 2  
109 Bing & Frank ? 2003 BCI 2  
110 Bing & Friends Christmas ? 2003 Direct Source 2  
111 Bing Crosby Story: 2003 Edition 23 2003 Sony International  
112 Bing Crosby With Jazz Friends 25 2003 Japanese Import  
113 Bing Crosby: Movies & Songs ? 2003 Rajon  
114 Centenary Collection, The 88 2003 Import  
115 Centennial Anthology of His Decca Recordings, A 50 2003 MCA  
116 Centennial Collection 1903-1977 50 2003 Acrobat  
  Album Songs Year Label Releases   Offer
117 Christmas Album [Metro 2003], The 18 2003 Metro 2  
118 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 30: 1940-41, The 24 2003 Jonzo  
119 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 31: 1941, The 24 2003 Jonzo  
120 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 32: 1941-42, The 24 2003 Jonzo  
121 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 33: 1942, The 26 2003 Jonzo  
122 Classic American Voices 16 2003 Direct Source  
123 Cowboy Country Crosby Style 21 2003 Jasmine  
124 Earliest Bing Crosby, Vol. 1: Rhythm King 20 2003 Naxos Nostalgia  
125 Earliest Bing Crosby, Vol. 2: Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams 20 2003 Naxos Nostalgia  
126 Essential Bing Crosby [Sony], The 16 2003 Sony  
127 Forever Bing 50 2003 Spectrum  
128 Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby ? 2003 Bci  
129 Going Hollywood, Vol. 4: 1944-1949 54 2003 Jasmine  
130 Going My Way: 25 Great Favourites 25 2003 Prism  
131 Golden Years of Bing Crosby, The 60 2003 Union Square  
132 Hit the Road With Bing & Bob: From Bali to Zanzibar 45 2003 Jasmine  
133 Portrait [Blue Classic Line] 20 2003 Blue Classic Line  
134 Swinging on a Star: His Fifty Greatest Hits of the 30s & 40s 50 2003 ASV/Living Era  
135 True Love [Delta] 20 2003 Delta 2  
136 White Christmas [Brisa] 17 2003 Brisa  
137 White Christmas [Newsound 2] 36 2003 Newsound 2  
138 All the Number-One Hits 42 2002 Goldies  
139 At Christmas 21 2002 Spectrum  
140 Best of the Early 50's 18 2002 Universal International  
141 Bing Crosby & Friends, Vol. 3 19 2002 Newsound 2000  
142 CBS Radio 1947 25 2002 Newsound 2000  
143 Christmas Legends: Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra 20 2002 Direct Source  
144 Christmas Story: A Holiday Musical Told & Sung by Bing Crosby 13 2002 Image  
145 Christmas Superstars ? 2002 Direct Source  
146 Christmas with Bing Crosby [Newsound] 10 2002 Newsound 2000 3  
147 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 26: 1939, The ? 2002 Jonzo  
148 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 27: 1940, The ? 2002 Jonzo  
149 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 28: 1940, The 25 2002 Jonzo [UK]  
150 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 29: 1940, The ? 2002 Jonzo  
151 Evening With Bing & Friends, An ? 2002 First Budget  
152 Going Hollywood, Vol. 3: 1940-1944 58 2002 Jasmine  
153 Golden Greats 75 2002 Disky  
154 I Got Rhythm 16 2002 Sounds of Yesteryear  
155 It's Christmas Time 36 2002 Delta  
  Album Songs Year Label Releases   Offer
156 Legacy ? 2002 Newsound 2000  
157 No. 1 Hits & Million Sellers ? 2002 Castle Pie  
158 On the Road to Victory ? 2002 Newsound 2000  
159 Sharing the Holidays With Bing Crosby 12 2002 Medalist  
160 Sing & Swing With Bing [TIM] 41 2002 TIM 2  
161 Somebody Loves Me 16 2002 Past Perfect  
162 Swingin' on a Star [Rajon] 36 2002 Rajon  
163 Swinging on a Star [Go] 20 2002 Go  
164 Swinging on a Star [ZYX] 17 2002 ZYX  
165 Too Marvellous for Words: The Top Fifty of His Many Greatest Hits [2002] 50 2002 Jasmine  
166 White Christmas [Bellevue] 16 2002 Bellevue  
167 White Christmas [Christmas Gold] 15 2002 Christmas Gold 5  
168 Winter Wonderland [EMI], A 18 2002 EMI 2  
169 With a Song in My Heart 20 2002 Spectrum  
170 Wonderful Together ? 2002 Newsound 2000  
171 Yankee Doodle Boy ? 2002 Cocktail Hour  
172 Yes Indeed 20 2002 Past Perfect 2  
173 You Are My Sunshine 20 2002 Delta  
174 1930-1953: Song Hits from the Movies 24 2001 Nimbus  
175 50th Anniversary Concert at the London Palladium [live] 18 2001 EMI  
176 Best of Bing Crosby [BMG International], The 50 2001 Decca  
177 Bing Crosby 14 2001 Forever Gold  
178 Bing Crosby & Company 24 2001 Memoir  
179 Bing Sings: 20 Classics 20 2001 Planet Media  
180 Bing Swings 22 2001 Magic  
181 Christmas Is a Comin' 25 2001 MCA  
182 Christmas Legends: Bing Crosby & The Amdrews Sisters 10 2001 Direct Source  
183 Christmas Special 16 2001 Town Sound 2  
184 Christmas with Bing Crosby [Lifestyles] 10 2001 Lifestyles  
185 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 22: 1938, The 24 2001 Jonzo  
186 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 23: 1938, The 25 2001 Jonzo  
187 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 24: 1938-1939 25 2001 Jonzo [UK]  
188 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 25: 1939, The 25 2001 Jonzo [UK]  
189 Cocktail Hour: Bing Crosby Duets 28 2001 Allegro  
190 Day by Day 38 2001 ZYX  
191 Great Bing Crosby, The 54 2001 Rajon 2  
192 His Greatest Hits of the Thirties: It's Easy to Remember 25 2001 ASV/Living Era  
193 In Hollywood, Vol. 1: 1930-1934 16 2001 Collectables  
194 In Hollywood, Vol. 2: 1930-1934 16 2001 Collectables  
  Album Songs Year Label Releases   Offer
195 It's Easy to Remember 99 2001 Proper Box  
196 Jack B. Nimble 10 2001 Image  
197 King of the Best Sellers 24 2001 Proper  
198 Lost Columbia Sides, 1928-1933 34 2001 Collectors' Choice Music  
199 More of the Best of Bing Crosby ? 2001 Appla  
200 Music, Movies, Memories 25 2001 Proper  
201 Old Groaner, Vol. 2 20 2001 Audio Book & Music  
202 Rhythm Boy, The 25 2001 Proper  
203 Some of These Days: Classic Crosby, Vol. 2: 1931-1933 18 2001 Naxos Nostalgia  
204 That Travelin' Two-Beat/Sings the Great Country Hits 24 2001 Collectors' Choice Music  
205 Too Marvellous for Words [2001] 20 2001 Jasmine  
206 Very Best of the War Years ? 2001 Crown  
207 Vocal Innovators & the Jazz Connection 25 2001 Proper  
208 White Christmas [Fine Tune] 13 2001 Fine Tune  
209 20 Golden Favourites 20 2000 Mastersound  
210 3 Crooners, The 54 2000 Emporio  
211 Academy Award Winners & Nominees: 1934-1960 20 2000 MCA  
212 Best of the War Years 20 2000 Cleopatra  
213 Bing Crosby & Friends, Vol. 1 15 2000 Magic 2  
214 Bing Sings ? 2000 Import  
215 Bing's Magic ? 2000 Magic  
216 Blitz Hits 18 2000 Decca  
217 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 10: 1932, The 18 2000 Jonzo  
218 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 19: 1936-37, The 21 2000 Jonzo  
219 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 20: 1937 21 2000 Jonzo  
220 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 21: 1937-1938, The 24 2000 Jonzo  
221 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 9: 1931, The 21 2000 Jonzo  
222 Classic, Vol. 1: Original Recordings 1930-1934 ? 2000 Naxos Nostalgia  
223 Collection of Classics 10 2000 Legacy Entertainment  
224 Dark Moon ? 2000 Magic  
225 Don't Fence Me In: 22 Number 1 Hits 22 2000 Castle Pulse 2  
226 Going Hollywood, Vol. 2: 1936-1939 50 2000 Jasmine  
227 Golden Legends [Direct Source] ? 2000 Direct Source 2  
228 Great, The ? 2000 Festival  
229 High Profile 10 2000 Direct Source  
230 Love Songs ? 2000 Mastersong  
231 Magic Collection: Bing Crosby 18 2000 Magic Collection  
232 Merry Christmas with Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters, A 20 2000 MCA 2  
233 Ol Man River ? 2000 BMG  
  Album Songs Year Label Releases   Offer
234 Old Lamplighter, The 17 2000 Prestige Recordings  
235 On the Sentimental Side [E-2] 20 2000 E-2 2  
236 Original Recordings 1934-1943 ? 2000 EPM  
237 Sound of the Movies 40 2000 Sound of the Movies  
238 Temptation 20 2000 Mastersound  
239 Universal Legends 22 2000 IMS  
240 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bing Crosby 12 1999 MCA 2  
241 Beautiful Memories 64 1999 Disky  
242 Bing & Al, Vol. 1: 1947 ? 1999 Totem  
243 Bing & Al, Vol. 2: 1949-1950 ? 1999 Totem  
244 Bing & Al, Vol. 3 ? 1999 Totem 2  
245 Bing Crosby & Friends 20 1999 Music Club International  
246 Bing Crosby & Friends: 1938-1949 25 1999 Dutton Vocalion  
247 Bing Crosby & the Rhythm Boys ? 1999 Arcadia  
248 Bing Crosby Cavalcade of Songs ? 1999 Festival  
249 Bing Crosby Kraft Shows, Vol. 1 30 1999 Lost Gold  
250 Bing Sings Crosby 26 1999 Broadway 2  
251 Bing's Best ? 1999 Charly  
252 Christmas [Laserlight] 32 1999 Delta  
253 Christmas [MCA] 10 1999 MCA  
254 Christmas with Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra [Start Classics] 12 1999 Retro Music  
255 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 18: 1936, The 23 1999 Jonzo  
256 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 5: 1928-29, The ? 1999 Jonzo  
257 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 6: 1929, The ? 1999 Jonzo  
258 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 7, 1929-30, The ? 1999 Jonzo  
259 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 8, 1930-31, The ? 1999 Jonzo  
260 Cocktail Hour 27 1999 Columbia River  
261 Crosbyana, Vol. 1 ? 1999 Broadway 6  
262 Crosbyana: The Fabulous Rice, Vol. 2 ? 1999 Mock Turtle  
263 Essential 18 1999 Red X  
264 Forever Gold 14 1999 St. Clair  
265 Great Moments with Friends 58 1999 On The Air 2  
266 I'll Be Home For Christmas 18 1999 NewSound  
267 King Bing 20 1999 Hallmark  
268 Legendary Bing Crosby, The ? 1999 Dressed To Kill  
269 Legends of the 20th Century 25 1999 R  
270 Little Bit of Irish & More, A ? 1999 Koch  
271 My Favorite Broadway Songs 10 1999 Universal Special Products  
272 Philco Radio Time Broadcasts ? 1999 Totem  
  Album Songs Year Label Releases   Offer
273 Rare Ones ? 1999 Broadway  
274 Road to Hollywood, Vol. 1 16 1999 Great Movie Themes  
275 Road to Hollywood, Vol. 2 16 1999 Great Movie Themes  
276 Road to Morocco 18 1999 Nostalgia  
277 She Loves Me Not ? 1999 Totem  
278 Some Fine Old Chesnuts/New Tricks ? 1999 MCA International  
279 Swinging on a Star [Spectrum] 18 1999 Spectrum 3  
280 Thanks for the Memories Mr. Crosby 10 1999 J-Bird  
281 Together Again ? 1999 Broadway  
282 V-Disc Recordings, The 71 1999 Collectors' Choice Music  
283 Very Best of Bing Crosby Christmas, The 18 1999 MCA  
284 White Christmas [Not Known] 18 1999 Not Known 4  
285 Best of Ireland [Box], The 44 1998 Excelsior  
286 Best of Ireland: My Favorite Irish Songs/Irish Pub Songs [2 CD] 26 1998 Madacy  
287 Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney ? 1998 Mastertone 2  
288 Bing Crosby [Goldies] 24 1998 Goldies  
289 Christmas Gold 14 1998 Weton  
290 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 17: 1935-36, The ? 1998 Jonzo  
291 Going Hollywood, Vol. 1: 1930-1936 46 1998 Jasmine  
292 Holiday Album, The 13 1998 Fine Tune  
293 How Lovely Is Christmas ? 1998 Drive Archive  
294 Let Freedom Ring 16 1998 Columbia River  
295 Lonely Street 14 1998 Mastertone  
296 Million Sellers 25 1998 Prism  
297 More Memories ? 1998 MCA  
298 My Favorite Irish Songs 10 1998 Universal Special Products 2  
299 On the Road 34 1998 Vintage Jazz Band  
300 Portrait of Bing Crosby [Gallery] 48 1998 Gallery 2  
301 Selection of Bing Crosby 36 1998 Golden Sounds  
302 Songs from the Movies 24 1998 Empress  
303 Ultimate Collection ? 1998 MCA International  
304 Voice of Christmas 44 1998 MCA  
305 You, the Night & the Music 25 1998 Avid  
306 1928-1945 22 1997 L'art Vocal  
307 50th Anniversary Concert At The London Palladium 51 1997 Music For Pleasure, EMI Records  
308 Bing Crosby & His Hollywood Guests 45 1997 Avid  
309 Bing Crosby With Ella Fitzgerald & Peggy Lee 75 1997 Avid  
310 Bing Crosby with Judy Garland & Al Jolson 75 1997 Avid  
311 Bing Crosby's Gold Records 21 1997 MCA 2  
  Album Songs Year Label Releases   Offer
312 Bing Crosby: Members Edition ? 1997 United Audio  
313 Bing Sings Country ? 1997 Hallmark  
314 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 12: 1932-33, The 25 1997 Jonzo  
315 Complete United Artists Sessions, The 64 1997 EMI  
316 Fun with Bing & Louis (1949-1951) 19 1997 Jasmine  
317 Great Film Songs 20 1997 Great Movie Themes  
318 Havin' Fun 19 1997 Jazz Unlimited  
319 Havin' More Fun 16 1997 Storyville  
320 His Greatest Hits & Finest Performances ? 1997 Reader's Digest/Universal  
321 Memories 26 1997 MCA  
322 My Favorite Hawaiian Songs 10 1997 Universal Special Products  
323 My Favorite Hymns 10 1997 Universal Special Products  
324 My Favorite Love Songs 10 1997 Universal Special Products  
325 Revue Collection ? 1997 Revue Collection  
326 That Christmas Feeling [Unison] 10 1997 Unison 2  
327 American Legends No. 7: Bing Crosby 11 1996 Laserlight  
328 At His Best 10 1996 Simitar  
329 Best of Bing Crosby [MCA], The 50 1996 MCA  
330 Best of Bing [Hallmark], The 60 1996 Hallmark 2  
331 Christmas with Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra 14 1996 Pilz  
332 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 11: 1932, The 23 1996 Jonzo  
333 Definitive Collection [Music Memories], The 44 1996 Music & Memories  
334 Duets 47-49 20 1996 Vipers Nest Gold  
335 Greatest Hits on Radio, Vol. 1 (1931-1938) 23 1996 Enterprise  
336 Greatest Hits: 1934-1943 40 1996 EPM Musique  
337 Happy Holiday with Bing ? 1996 Spokane  
338 Little Bit of Irish, A 10 1996 Atlantic  
339 Members Edition 22 1996 TKO  
340 Movie Medleys ? 1996 Demand Performance  
341 My Favorite Country Songs 10 1996 Universal Special Products  
342 Radio Years [Hallmark], The 20 1996 Hallmark 2  
343 Swingin' on a Star [Musketeer] 39 1996 Musketeer  
344 Those Great World War II Songs 35 1996 Double Gold  
345 Too Marvelous for Words: 20 Chart Toppers 25 1996 Charly UK  
346 Top o' the Morning: His Irish Collection 24 1996 MCA 2  
347 Bing Crosby & Bob Hope ? 1995 Radiola  
348 Bing Crosby in Hollywood 1930-1933 [Chansons Cinema] ? 1995 Chansons Cinema  
349 Bing Crosby on Radio in the Thirties (1937-1938) 27 1995 Enterprise  
350 Bing Crosby with Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra 16 1995 Chansons Cinema  
  Album Songs Year Label Releases   Offer
351 Christmas Album [Rebound] 10 1995 Rebound  
352 Christmas Classics [Chicago Music] ? 1995 Chicago Music 5  
353 Christmas Through the Years 12 1995 Laserlight 2  
354 Christmas Wishes ? 1995 Cema Special Markets  
355 Christmas with Bing Crosby [CEMA] 10 1995 CEMA 4  
356 Christmas with Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole & Dean Martin 10 1995 Cema Special Markets  
357 Crosby Christmas, A 13 1995 BMG  
358 Dick Tracy Original Radio ? 1995 Pro Arte  
359 EP Collection, The 26 1995 See for Miles  
360 Essential Collection [Wisepack] ? 1995 Wisepack 3  
361 Everything I Have Is Yours 10 1995 Prime Cuts  
362 Hey Look Us Over 15 1995 Jasmine  
363 I'm an Old Cowhand 25 1995 ASV/Living Era  
364 Most Welcome Groaner, The 20 1995 Parade/Koch International  
365 On The Sentimental Side [Musketeer/Start] 20 1995 Musketeer  
366 Swingin' on a Star [Flapper] 22 1995 Flapper 2  
367 Two Favorite Stories ? 1995 Universal Special Products  
368 White Christmas 17 1995 LaserLight Digital 4  
369 1927-1937 ? 1994 ABC  
370 32 Early Crosby Classics, Vol. 1 ? 1994 Columbia Special Prod  
371 All the Clouds'll Roll Away 31 1994 Jsp  
372 Bells of St. Mary's/Holiday Inn, The ? 1994 Sandy Hook 2  
373 Bing Crosby & Friends 25 1994 ASV/Living Era  
374 Bing Crosby Years, The ? 1994 MCA  
375 Bing! His Legendary Years, 1931 to 1957 101 1994 MCA  
376 Castle Masters Collection ? 1994 CMC  
377 Christmas Gift Collection ? 1994 Dejavu  
378 Classic Crosby: 1931 to 1938 18 1994 ABC  
379 Duets with Friends [Blue Moon] ? 1994 Blue Moon 2  
380 Gold Christmas Collection ? 1994 Dejavu  
381 Hollywood Guys & Dolls, Vol. 1 ? 1994 Parrot 2  
382 Immortal 25 1994 Avid  
383 Moonlight Becomes You ? 1994 Charly  
384 On Treasure Island 24 1994 JSP  
385 Quintessential ? 1994 Castle  
386 WWII Radio Christmas 17 1994 Delta  
387 World War II Radio 76 1994 Laserlight  
388 Best of Bing Crosby & Fred Astaire, The 10 1993 Capitol/Curb  
389 Bing Crosby Christmas Classics 21 1993  
  Album Songs Year Label Releases   Offer
390 Christmas with Bing Crosby [Music Club] 16 1993 Music Club  
391 Dance Hall Days: Most Welcome Groaner ? 1993 Sound Solutions  
392 Great Years 22 1993 Pearl  
393 How Lucky Can You Get! ? 1993 EMI  
394 World of Bing Crosby: On Sentimental Side ? 1993 Sound Solutions  
395 16 Most Requested Songs 16 1992 Columbia/Legacy  
396 Bing Crosby Gift Collection 12 1992 Dejavu  
397 Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings 12 1992 Polydor, Verve Records 2  
398 Christmas with Bing ? 1992 CEMA  
399 Collection [Castle] ? 1992 Castle 5  
400 Happy Holidays [Special] ? 1992 Special Music 2  
401 Here Lies Love 18 1992 ASV/Living Era  
402 Jazzin' Bing Crosby 1927-1940, The 48 1992 Affinity  
403 Movie Hits, The 22 1992 Pearl Flapper  
404 My Happiness ? 1992 Parrot  
405 On the Sentimental Side [ASV/Living Era] 20 1992 ASV/Living Era  
406 White Christmas [Delta] 15 1992 Laserlight 3  
407 Crosby Family Christmas 10 1991 Pilz  
408 My Greatest Songs 14 1991 MCA  
409 That's Jazz 22 1991 Pearl Flapper  
410 Visit to the Movies, A 11 1991 Laserlight  
411 White Christmas [Pilz] 8 1991 Pilz  
412 Christmas Songs [Vintage Jazz], The 33 1990 Vintage Jazz Classic 4  
413 Paul Whiteman & Orchestra ? 1990 CBS  
414 Rare Brunswick Recordings (1930-1931) ? 1990 MCA  
415 Bing Crosby Sings More Great Songs 15 1989 Hallmark  
416 MacNamara's Band 8 1989 Universal Special Products  
417 Bing Just Breezin' Along: A 10th Anniversary Memento ? 1987 EMI  
418 Complete Bing Crosby: A 10th Anniversary Collection [live], The ? 1987 Silver Eagle  
419 Radio Years, Vol. 1, The 20 1987 GNP  
420 Radio Years, Vol. 2, The 25 1987 GNP Crescendo  
421 Radio Years, Vol. 3, The 12 1987 GNP  
422 Radio Years, Vol. 4, The 13 1987 GNP  
423 Radio Years, Vols. 1 & 2, The 45 1987  
424 Bing Crosby Sings Again 16 1986 MCA  
425 Bing Crosby Sings Christmas Songs 15 1986 MCA 2  
426 Play A Simple Melody 14 1986 ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿  
427 Tribute to Duke [Concord Jazz] ? 1980 Concord Jazz 2  
428 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling/Shillelaghs & Shamrocks ? 1980 MCA  
  Album Songs Year Label Releases   Offer
429 Seasons 12 1979 AMIGA  
430 Bing Crosby's Christmas 15 1977 CAT 2  
431 Bing Crosby's Greatest Hits [Cassette Version] 12 1977 MCA 3  
432 Bing Crosby at the London Palladium [live] ? 1976 EMI/MFP  
433 Couple of Song & Dance Men, A 13 1976 United Artists  
434 Feels Good, Feels Right 12 1976 London/Decca  
435 All-Time Best of Bing Crosby, The 10 1975 Curb  
436 That's What Life Is All About 13 1975 United Artists  
437 Best Of Bing, The 24 1973 MCA Records Ltd. 4  
438 White Christmas 12 1973 Midi  
439 Bing & Basie ? 1972 Emarcy  
440 I'll Sing You A Song Of The Islands 12 1972 Coral  
441 Just A Gigolo 16 1972 RCA Victor  
442 Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams 16 1972 RCA  
443 White Christmas 12 1970 MCA Coral 12  
444 Rendezvous 10 1969 RCA Camden  
445 Bing Crosby Story, Vol. 1: The Early Jazz Years, 1928-1932, The 32 1968 Sony  
446 Hey Jude / Hey Bing! 8 1968 Springboard International 2  
447 Bing Crosby in Hollywood [Columbia] 32 1967 Columbia 2  
448 Bing Crosby Und Louis Armstrong 11 1966 AMIGA 3  
449 Bing Crosby [Metro] 16 1965 Metro 6  
450 Sings the Great Country Hits ? 1965 Capitol  
451 That Travelin' Two-Beat 12 1965 Capitol 2  
452 Return to Paradise Islands ? 1964 Reprise  
453 Songs Everybody Knows ? 1964 Decca  
454 Very Best of Bing Crosby [MGM], The ? 1964 MGM 4  
455 Great Standards, The ? 1963 MGM  
456 Accentuate the Positive ? 1962 Decca  
457 Bing Crosby's Christmas Classics [1988] 10 1962 Capitol 2  
458 But Beautiful ? 1962 Decca  
459 Cool of the Evening ? 1962 Decca  
460 East Side of Heaven ? 1962 Decca  
461 Easy to Remember ? 1962 Decca  
462 I Wish You a Merry Christmas 12 1962 Warner Bros. 2  
463 On the Happy Side ? 1962 Warner Bros.  
464 Only Forever [Decca] ? 1962 Decca 3  
465 Pennies from Heaven [Decca] ? 1962 Decca 6  
466 Pocketful of Dreams ? 1962 Pro Arte  
467 Road Begins, The ? 1962 Decca  
  Album Songs Year Label Releases   Offer
468 Road to Hong Kong, The ? 1962  
469 Sunshine Cake ? 1962 Decca  
470 Swingin' on a Star [Universal] 12 1962 MCA  
471 Zing a Little Zong ? 1962 Decca  
472 101 Gang Songs ? 1961 Warner Bros.  
473 Holiday In Europe 12 1961 Decca 2  
474 Join Bing in a Gang Sing Along ? 1961 Warner Bros.  
475 My Golden Favorites ? 1961 Decca  
476 Senor Bing ? 1961 MGM  
477 Bing&Satchmo 11 1960 MGM Records 4  
478 High Time ? 1960  
479 Join with Bing & Sing Along ? 1960 Warner Bros. 2  
480 Ichabod ? 1959 Decca  
481 In a Little Spanish Town ? 1959 Decca  
482 Lillis, Love & a Little Covered Wagon ? 1959  
483 Voice of Bing in the 30s, The ? 1959 Brunswick  
484 Bing in Paris ? 1958 Decca  
485 Christmas Sing With Bing - Around The World, A 19 1958 Decca (2)  
486 Christmas Sing with Bing Around the World, A ? 1958 MCA  
487 Fancy Meeting You Here 13 1958 RCA Victor 2  
488 Paris Holiday ? 1958  
489 Songs I Wish I Had Sung 12 1958 Decca  
490 That Christmas Feeling 13 1958 MCA 3  
491 Twilight on the Trail ? 1958 Decca  
492 Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves & Other Favorites ? 1957 Grand Award  
493 Around The World 2 1957 Decca (2) 2  
494 Bing With A Beat 12 1957 RCA Victor 2  
495 Christmas Story, The 13 1957 Grand Award  
496 Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra, A 14 1957 Capitol 2  
497 New Tricks ? 1957 Decca  
498 Blue Hawaii 12 1956 Decca 2  
499 High Society ? 1956 Capitol  
500 High Tor ? 1956 Decca  
501 Home on the Range 16 1956 Decca 2  
502 Lullabye Time ? 1956 Decca  
503 Man Without a Country, A ? 1956 Decca  
504 Road to Singapore, The ? 1956 Decca  
505 Shillelaghs & Shamrocks ? 1956 Decca  
506 Star Maker [Original Soundtrack], The ? 1956 Decca  
  Album Songs Year Label Releases   Offer
507 Two for Tonight ? 1956 Decca  
508 Waikiki Wedding [Original Soundtrack] ? 1956 Decca  
509 Ichabod Crane ? 1955 Decca  
510 Small One/The Happy Prince, The ? 1955 MCA  
511 Bing: A Musical Autobiography 89 1954 Decca (2) 8  
512 Musical Autobiography [Remastered], A 133 1954 Decca  
513 Old Masters ? 1954 Decca  
514 Selections From Irving Berlin's White Christmas 12 1954 Decca (2) 2  
515 Some Fine Old Chestnuts ? 1954 Decca  
516 Song Hits of Paris ? 1954 Decca  
517 Country Girl ? 1953 Decca  
518 Bing Crosby with Jane Wyman & the Andrews Sister ? 1952 Decca  
519 Road to Bali ? 1952  
520 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 15 1952 Decca  
521 Beloved Hymns ? 1951 Decca  
522 Bing & Connee ? 1951 Decca  
523 Bing & the Dixieland Bands ? 1951 Decca  
524 Bing Sings Victor Herbert ? 1951 Decca  
525 Bing's Buddies [live] 17 1951 Magic  
526 Collector's Classics ? 1951 Decca  
527 Country Style ? 1951 Decca  
528 Down Memory Lane, Vol. 2 ? 1951 Decca 2  
529 Favorite Hawaiian Songs ? 1951 Decca  
530 Go West, Young Man ? 1951 Decca  
531 Hits from Broadway Shows ? 1951 Decca  
532 Rhythm on the Range/Pennies From Heaven ? 1951 Decca  
533 Way Back Home ? 1951 Decca  
534 Yours Is My Heart Alone ? 1951 Decca  
535 Auld Lang Syne ? 1950 Decca  
536 Bing Crosby [1950] 18 1950 Columbia  
537 Bing Sings Cole Porter ? 1950 Decca  
538 Bing Sings George Gershwin ? 1950 Decca  
539 Bing Sings the Hits ? 1950 Decca  
540 Blue Skies 12 1950 Decca 2  
541 Blue of the Night ? 1950 Decca  
542 Christmas Greetings ? 1950 Decca 2  
543 Cole Porter Songs ? 1950 Decca  
544 Cowboy Songs, Vol. 2 ? 1950 Decca 2  
545 Don't Fence Me In ? 1950 Decca 4  
  Album Songs Year Label Releases   Offer
546 Drifting & Dreaming 12 1950 Decca 2  
547 El Bingo ? 1950 Decca  
548 Foster ? 1950 Decca  
549 Going My Way/The Bells of St. Mary's 10 1950 Decca  
550 Hawaiian Songs ? 1950 Decca  
551 Holiday Inn 12 1950 MCA  
552 Mr. Music ? 1950 Decca  
553 Songs by Gershwin ? 1950 Decca  
554 St. Patrick's Day ? 1950 Decca  
555 St. Valentine's Day ? 1950 Decca  
556 Stardust 8 1950 Decca (2) 3  
557 Top O' the Morning [Original Soundtrack] ? 1950 Decca  
558 Crosby Classics 8 1949 Columbia 7  
559 Hits from Musical Comedies ? 1949 Decca  
560 Jerome Kern Songs ? 1949 Decca  
561 Merry Christmas 12 1949 Decca 12  
562 St. Patrick's Day 8 1949 Decca (2)  
563 Stephen Foster Songs ? 1949 Decca  
564 Going My Way 6 1945 Decca (2) 2  
565 WWII Radio Broadcast January 25, 1945 & January 18, 1945 [live] 17 1945 Laserlight  
566 WWII Radio Broadcast April 15, 1944 & June 15, 1944 [live] 14 1944 Laserlight  
567 WWII Radio Broadcast July 6, 1944 & November 30, 1944 [live] 16 1944 Laserlight  
568 WWII Radio Broadcast March 9, 1944 & June 15, 1944 [live] 14 1944 Laserlight  
569 WWII Radio Broadcast October 7, 1945 & December 16, 1943 [live] 14 1943 Laserlight  
570 Both Sides of Bing Crosby 16 1940 Curtain Calls  
571 Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters: Their Complete Recordings Together 53 1939 MCA  
572 Medley Of Gus Edwards Song Hits / In My Merry Oldsmobile 5 1939 Decca (2)  
573 Bing Crosby & Some Jazz Friends 20 1935 Decca  
574 Bing Crosby Sings Irving Berlin & Rodgers & ... 22 1932 Conifer  
575 Bing Crosby the Crooner: The Columbia Years 1928-1934 ? 1928 Columbia  
576 Classic Years in Digital Stereo: 1927 to 1934, The 16 1927 BBC  
577 Remembering 1927-34 18 1927 Happy Days  
578 1926-1932 24 1926 Timeless  
579 Big Band Days ? Echo Jazz  
580 Bing Crosby Christmas [Laserlight] 17 Laserlight  
581 Bing's Hollywood ? Decca  
582 Bob Hope's Christmas Party 1945 ? Vintage Jazz  
583 Christmas Favorites 10 MCA  
584 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 13: 1933, The ? Jonzo  
  Album Songs Year Label Releases   Offer
585 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 14: 1933-34, The ? Jonzo  
586 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 15: 1934, The ? Jonzo  
587 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 16: 1934-35 ? Jonzo  
588 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 1: 1926-27 ? Jonzo  
589 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 2: 1927-28 ? Jonzo  
590 Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 3: 1928 ? Jonzo 2  
591 Come Share the Wine 12 United Artists  
592 Der Bingle ? Columbia  
593 Favorite Hawaiian Songs Volume II 8 Decca (2)  
594 Merry Christmas 6 Decca (2)  
595 Original Radio Broadcast: Bing Crosby Radio Shows [live] ? Golden Age Of Radio  
596 Original White Christmas/Unreleased Studio Masters from Holiday Inn & Blue ? Vintage Jazz Classics  
597 Please Don't Squeeza Da Banana / I'll Walk Alone / Medley From "Waikiki Wedding" 7 V Disc  
598 Rare Early Recordings (1929-1933) ? Biograph  
599 Silent Night / Adeste Fidelis / Jingle Bells / White Christmas / I'll Be Home For Christmas 5 V Disc  
600 Sweethearts Of Song: Live 1940's Plus Rare Air Checks 1930's 16 Lamton  
601 Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day ? Biograph  
602 Young Bing Crosby ? 'X'  

  Single Songs   Year Label Releases   Offer
1 Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy 1 1995 Oglio Records 3  
2 Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy 2 1982 RCA 5  
3 Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy 3 1982 RCA Limited Australia and New Zealand  
4 Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy 3 1982 RCA  
5 MacNamara's Band / Dear Old Donegal 2 1978 MCA Records 2  
6 White Christmas / Jingle Bells 2 1970 MCA Records 2  
7 White Christmas 2 1968 MCA Records  
8 Ramona - Amapola 4 1961 Hispavox  
9 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling / The Rose Of Tralee 2 1960 Decca (2) 2  
10 Around The World 2 1957 Festival Records  
11 How Lovely Is Christmas / My Own Individual Star 2 1957 Kapp Records  
12 True Love / Well Did You Evah? 2 1956 Capitol Records 2  
13 Merry Christmas Vol.1 4 1955 Brunswick  
14 White Christmas / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 2 1955 Decca (2) 5  
15 White Christmas 2 1954 Brunswick  
16 Young At Heart / (Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely 2 1954 Decca (2)  
17 That Tumbledown Shack In Athlone / Two Shillelagh O'Sullivan 2 1952 Decca (2) 2  
18 Jingle Bells / Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town 2 1950 Decca (2) 2  
19 Iowa Indian Song / 'Way Back Home, The 2 1949 Decca (2)  
20 Bells of St. Mary's, The 4 1946 Decca 2  
21 South America, Take It Away / Get Your Kicks On Route 66! 2 1946 Decca (2)  
22 Who's Sorry Now? / I've Found A New Baby 2 1945 Decca (2)  
23 You Belong To My Heart / Baia 2 1945 Decca (2)  
24 Don't Fence Me In 2 1944 Decca (2)  
25 Easter Parade / I've Got Plenty To Be Thankful For 2 1942 Decca (2) 2  
26 Silent Night (Christmas Hymn) / Adeste Fideles (Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful) 2 1941 Decca (2) 2  
27 Tumbling Tumbleweeds / The Singing Hills 2 1940 Decca (2)  
28 Basin Street Blues / Bob White 2 1937 Brunswick  
29 Thanks / Home On The Range 2 1933 Melotone  
30 Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life / Sweethearts 2 Polydor  
31 Anniversary Song // Happy Birthday / Auld Lang Syne 3 Decca (2)  
32 Anniversary Waltz / Yours Is My Heart Alone, The 2 Decca (2)  
33 Apalachicola 2 Decca  
34 Dance Ballerina, Dance / Laroo Laroo - Lilli Bolero 2 Decca  
35 Dancing Under The Stars / Palace In Paradise 2 Polydor  
36 Danny Boy / Dear Little Boy Of Mine 2 MCA Records  
37 Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup / By The Light Of The Silvery Moon / My Shining Hour / Long Ago & Far Away 4 V Disc  
38 Did Your Mother Come From Ireland? / Where The River Shannon Flows 2 Decca (2)  
39 Friend Of Yours / I Fall In Love Too Easily / I Can't Believe That You're In Live With Me, A 4 V Disc  
  Single Songs Year Label Releases   Offer
40 Galway Bay / My Girl's An Irish Girl 2 Decca (2)  
41 Gipsy Love Song / I'm Falling In Love With Someone 2 Brunswick  
42 I Promise You / With Every Breath I Take / Love Is Just Around The Corner / June In Jenuary 4 V Disc  
43 I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen / Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's An Irish Lullaby) 2 Decca (2) 2  
44 La Cantina De Hollywood / Los Tres Caballeros 2 EMI Columbia  
45 Let Me Call You Sweetheart / Going My Way / Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo.Ra- That's An Irish Lullaby / Swingin' On A Star 4 V Disc  
46 Night & Day / Just One Of Those Things 2 Decca  
47 No Te Importe Saber / That's An Irish Lullaby 2 Decca  
48 Out Of Nowhere 2 Brunswick  
49 Please / Did You Ever See A Dream Walking? 2 Polskie Nagrania Muza  
50 Quicksilver / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? 2 Decca  
51 Silent Night, Holy Night 4 Brunswick  
52 St. Patrick's Day Parade / With My Shillelage Under My Arm 2 MCA Records  
53 Star Dust / The Lonesome Road 2 Polydor  
54 Sweet Leliani / Blue Hawaii 2 Decca (2)  
55 Temptation / Among My Souvenirs 2 Decca  
56 They Say It's Wonderful / These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) 2 Decca (2)  
57 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 4 Decca (2)  
58 White Christmas / Silent Night, Holy Night 2 Brunswick 4  
59 Who Threw The Overalls In Mrs. Murphy's Chowder / It's The Same Old Shillelagh 2 MCA Records 2  
60 You Belong To My Heart / White Christmas 2 Fonit  



Bing Crosby

Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (born May 2, 1903 in Tacoma, Washington; died October 14, 1977 in Madrid, Spain) was an American Grammy Award winning singer and Academy Award winning actor who was one of the first true multimedia stars, from 1934 to 1954 Crosby held a nearly unrivaled command of record sales, radio ratings and motion picture grosses. Widely recognized as one of the most popular musical acts in history, Crosby is also credited as being the major inspiration for most of the male singers of the era that followed him, including Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin. In 1962, Crosby was the first person to be recognized with the Grammy Global Achievement Award and is one of the few people to have three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Father Chuck O'Malley in the 1944 motion picture Going My Way.

Bing Crosby's influence on popular culture and popular music is considerable, as from 1934 to 1954 he held a nearly unrivaled command of record sales, radio ratings and motion picture grosses. He is usually considered to be a member of popular music's "holy trinity" of ultra-icons, alongside Elvis Presley and The Beatles.

Bing Crosby popularized singing with conversational ease, or 'crooning'. His musical interpretations amalgamated rhythm and romance with scat singing, whistling, rhythmic improvisation and melodic paraphrasing as elements of a hotter, sexier sound than had been conceived before.

In 1926, while singing at Los Angeles Metropolitan Theater, Crosby and his vocal duo partner Al Rinker caught the eye of Paul Whiteman, arguably the most famous bandleader at the time. Hired for $150 a week, they made their debut on December 6, 1926 at the Tivoli Theatre (Chicago). Their first recording, "I've Got The Girl," with Don Clark's Orchestra, was issued by Columbia and did them no vocal favors as it sounded as if they were singing in a key much too high for them. It was later revealed that the 78 rpm was recorded at a speed slower than it should have been, which increased the pitch when played at 78 rpm.

Crosby is also credited as being the major inspiration for most of the male singers that followed him, including the likes of Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and Dean Martin. Tony Bennett summed up Crosby's impact, stating, "Bing created a culture. He contributed more to popular music than any other person - he moulded popular music. Every singer in the business has taken something from Crosby. Every male singer has a Bing Crosby idiosyncracy."

Crosby's recording of White Christmas is recognized as the best-selling single in any music category with over 40 million copies sold. In 1962, Crosby was the first person to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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