Some Fine Old Chestnuts

Some Fine Old Chestnuts

by Bing Crosby


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The eight-song, 10" LP Some Fine Old Chestnuts, released in 1953, was one of Bing Crosby's first albums to be recorded as such, consisting entirely of previously unreleased material. That said, it is also true that the recordings were not made specifically to create an album for Decca Records. Rather, Crosby had prerecorded the songs for use on his weekly radio program and then offered them to Decca for release on disc. The selections included pop standards like "Dinah" and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," which Crosby sang over only a piano trio accompaniment. The circumstances surrounding the appearance of the LP reflect the reduced significance of recording to the singer; as he aged into his fifties, he cut back somewhat on his professional activities, notably recording. (Meanwhile, radio went into fast decline, and he did not jump into television in any big way.) Nevertheless, the actual performances are comfortable and confident, as the singer takes a slightly jazzy approach to the familiar material.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/24/2014
Label: Bing Crosby
UPC: 0602547020437
catalogNumber: 002206802
Rank: 87671

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bing Crosby   Primary Artist,Vocals
Joe Venuti   Violin
Red Nichols   Trumpet,Cornet
Ziggy Elman   Trumpet
Matty Matlock   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Helen O'Connell   Guest Appearance
Buddy Cole   Piano
Cy Bernard   Violin,Cello,Viola
Harry Bluestone   Violin
Perry Botkin   Guitar
Nick Fatool   Drums
Jacques Gasselin   Violin
Robert Guy   Trumpet
Joseph E. Howard   Trombone
Eddie Miller   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Loulie Jean Norman   Vocals
Charles Parlato   Vocals
Phil Stephens   Bass
Milton Thomas   Viola
Don Whitaker   Bass
Jud Conlon   Vocals
Nick Pisani   Violin
Murray Cohan   Flute,Oboe,Piccolo,Tenor Saxophone
Sam Freed   Violin,Viola
Mac McLean   Vocals
Larry Wright   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Bass Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Gloria Wood   Vocals
Wendell Mayhew   Trombone
Meyer Oberman   Violin
Warren Baker   Oboe,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires   Accompaniment
Henry Hill   Violin
Buddy Cole & His Trio   Accompaniment
Phil Shuken   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Buddy Cole Trio   Guest Appearance
Vince Terri   Guitar
John Scott Trotter Orchestra   Accompaniment
David Harris   Tenor Saxophone
Ted Vesley   Trombone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Turner Layton   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Grant Clarke   Composer
Clarence Gaskill   Composer
Ange Lorenzo   Composer
Raymond B. Egan   Composer
Mabel Wayne   Composer
John Cooper   Composer
Kathryn Crosby   Executive Producer
Joe Burke   Composer
M.K. Jerome   Composer
Harry B. Smith   Composer
Harry D. Kerr   Composer
Thomas Waller   Composer
Roy K. Marsh   Composer
Tom Pitts   Composer
Otto Motzan   Composer
Joseph R. Alden   Composer
Earl Burtnett   Composer
Robert S. Bader   Producer
Martin McQuade   Liner Notes
Clifford Gray   Composer
Ted Fio Rita   Composer

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