Bing Crosby was without doubt the most popular and influential media star of the first half of the 20th century. He was the best-selling singer until the rise of Elvis, the biggest movie star of the '40s, and, as host of a long-running radio show, the most popular radio star of all time.
For the first time ever, Shout! Factory is proud to present the very best of his radio performances, remastered from transcription discs recorded and broadcast from 1942 to 1954. Bing's charming banter and relaxed live performances serve to remind us of his warmth and superior artistry, and guest stars such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat "King" Cole, Dinah Shore, The Mills Brothers, and The Andrews Sisters provide more than fitting accompaniment.
DISC ONE: BING MEETS NAT KING COLE & THE ANDREWS SISTERS
With Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires and John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra
DISC TWO: BING MEETS ELLA FITZGERALD & LOUIS ARMSTRONG
(Their Complete Radio Duets - Part 1) Featuring: Dinah Shore, Jack Teagarden and Red Nichols With Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires and John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra
DISC THREE: BING MEETS ELLA FITZGERALD & LOUIS ARMSTRONG
(Their Complete Radio Duets - Part 2) Featuring: Red Nichols, Joe Venuti, Jack Teagarden, Les Paul, Ziggy Elman, Toni Arden and The Mills Brothers With Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires and John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra