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Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:57 pm
Warning : Not for the faint of heart. This is purely atrocious, at best.
Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:55 pm
It was an ill-advised suggestion, but Crosby was not the only one trying to "catch up" with the new generation. And his body of work is beyond reproach.
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:14 am
TCB-FAN wrote:Warning : Not for the faint of heart. This is purely atrocious, at best.
Well. Now, maybe people will appreciate
Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:25 pm
in the same kind
Maurice Chevalier sings 'le sous-marin vert'
Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:45 pm
Hey Bing is generally regarded as the nadir of Crosby's career, but he was far from down and out in the late 1960s or even as he hit 70+ years of age. His voice never deserted him - it barely even changed - and his charisma was really quite remarkable, as can be seen on this lovely little performance with Glen Campbell.
A couple of years later he made a thoroughly enjoyable album of recent songs with Count Basie. It wasn't going to change musical history, but it's a fair stab at bringing pop and country songs into the big band idiom, even if certain tracks (such as Snowbird) are misfires. Here's one people on this board might recognise:
Sadly, the version of Put Your Hand In The Hand from the same album is not on youtube for you to enjoy!
A year or two later, Crosby was having a renaissance thanks to the duet with Bowie and a run of really fine albums, including the brilliant double lp recorded at the Palladium with guests Rosemary Clooney and Ted Rogers.
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:30 am
Crosby beats the Elvis version IMHO