A Bing Crosby Discography - part 2e - Radio
 
General Electric Company. 9 October 1952 to 30 May 1954

Generated on 09 Nov 2011


Date: 9 October 1952
Location: Recorded 3 September 1952, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 1

a. GEC 1    Feet Up, Pat Him On The Po-Po

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     DOUBLE PLAY CD: GRF016 — EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS   
     NOSTALGIA LP 12": LPF22015 — BING CROSBY - 20 GOLDEN GREATS Volume 2   
     MAGIC LP 12": AWE7 — BING CROSBY - DARK MOON   (1982)
b. GEC 1    Till The End Of The World  (Vaughn Horton)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Red Nichols (cn)

c. GEC 1    Zing A Little Zong  (Leo Robin, Harry Warren)

Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 1    Auf Wiederseh'n  (Mischa Spoliansky)

Bing Crosby, LoulieJean Norman (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

The new radio season finds Bing signed up with General Electric but with the same supporting team. Ken Carpenter as announcer, John Scott Trotter Orchestra, and the program was broadcast over the CBS network.

This show and the next recorded on the same day, with number 3 following after only three days later, before Bing's departure for France.

The process that was evident in some of the Chesterfield shows of pre recording songs in the studio and inserting them into the shows, thus making a show that was at least in part 'artificial' is now more evident. Sometimes the same recording was used on several occasions. The listing here has attempted to follow the format of the radio shows. However in some instances there were several takes for one song, with more than one available on record so the stict format of the show is not always possible.


Date: 16 October 1952
Location: Recorded 3 September 1952, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 2

a. GEC 2    Open Up Your Heart  (Carling, Joe "Country" Washburne)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 2    Just For You  (Leo Robin, Harry Warren)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 2    Zing A Little Zong  (Leo Robin, Harry Warren)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Bell Sisters (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     JASMINE (UK) CD: JASCD 634 — The Bell Sisters - The Bermuda Girls    
d. GEC 2    Till The End Of The World  (Vaughn Horton)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Red Nichols (cn)

e. GEC 2    Walkin' My Baby Back Home  (Fred E Ahlert, Richman, Roy Turk)

Bing Crosby, Helen O'connell (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 2    You Belong To Me  (Robert J Asherman, Price, Redd Stewart)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 23 October 1952
Location: Recorded 6 September 1952, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 3

a. GEC 3    Feet Up, Pat Him On The Po-Po

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 3    Wish You Were Here  (Harold J Rome)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 3    Somebody Loves Me  (B G (Buddy) De Sylva, George Gershwin, Ballard Mc Donald)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

d. GEC 3    Auf Wiederseh'n  (Mischa Spoliansky)

Bing Crosby, LoulieJean Norman (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 13 November 1952
Location: Recorded 9th November 1952, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 6

a. GEC 6    Just You, Just Me  (Raymond Klages, Jesse Greer)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 6    Open Up Your Heart  (Carling, Joe "Country" Washburne)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 6    You'll Never Get Away

Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 6    Sleepy Time Gal  (Ange Lorenzo, Richard A Whiting)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

e. GEC 6    Doodle-Doo-Doo  (Art Kassel, Mel Stitzel)

Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     LIMITED EDITION CLUB LP 12": JGB1006 — KINDA DIXIE   
f. GEC 6    You Belong To Me  (Robert J Asherman, Price, Redd Stewart)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

In the intervening period between the recording for the third General Electric show and the recording for this on 9th November, Bing had visited Britain and filmed "Little Boy Lost" in France. Shortly after his return on 25th October his wife collapsed and subsequently died. In consequence the GEC shows were hosted by Judy Garland and James Stewart. Vocal performers appearing were Rosemary Clooney and Gordon Macrae, with Ken Carpenter and John Scott Trotter remaining in their usual roles. The shows were broadcast on 30 October and 6 November, this one of 13 November therefor being numbered 6 in the sequence.

The Sunbeam LP HB 309 "The Dinah Shore- Bing Crosby Shows" apparently contains an edited version of the show but I lack information as to the completeness or otherwise.


Date: 20 November 1952
Location: Recorded 9th November 1952, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 7

a. GEC 7    The Glow Worm  (Paul Lincke, Johnny Mercer)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     DEJA VU CD: DVRECD — THE BING CROSBY STORY   
     DOUBLE PLAY CD: GRF016 — EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS   
     NOSTALGIA LP 12": LPF22015 — BING CROSBY - 20 GOLDEN GREATS Volume 2   
     MAGIC LP 12": AWE7 — BING CROSBY - DARK MOON   (1982)
b. GEC 7    The Live Oak Tree  (Leo Robin, Harry Warren)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 7    Takes Two To Tango  (Al Hoffman, Dick Manning)

Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     RIFF CD: CDPRGA 50290 — BING AND HIS GAL PALS   
d. GEC 7    Dinah  (Sam M. Lewis, Harry Akst, Joe Young)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

e. GEC 7    Silver Bells  (Jay Livingston, Raymond B Evans)

Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr)

f. GEC 7    Wish You Were Here  (Harold J Rome)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 27 November 1952
Location: Recorded 17th November 1952, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 8

a. GEC 8    Just You, Just Me  (Raymond Klages, Jesse Greer)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 8    Wish You Were Here  (Harold J Rome)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 8    Some Sunny Day  (Irving Berlin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Red Nichols (cn)

d. GEC 8    That's A-Plenty  (Bert Williams, Henry Creamer)

Connie Boswell, Bing Crosby (voc), Joe Rushton (Bax), John Scott Trotter's Dixieland Ensemble (ing), Red Nichols (cn), Ted Vesley (tb), Matty Matlock (cl), Buddy Cole (pno), Perry Botkin (gtr), Nick Fatool (dms)


     PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12": NCP704 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 1   
     LIMITED EDITION CLUB LP 12": JGB1010 — TEA FOR TWO - BING AND CONNEE FAMOUS DUETS   
     RIFF CD: CDPRGA 50290 — BING AND HIS GAL PALS   
     UNITED ARTISTS LP 12": UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
     GNP CRESCENDO CD: GNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS   (1987)
e. GEC 8    Keep It A Secret  (Jessie Mae Robinson)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 8    The Live Oak Tree  (Leo Robin, Harry Warren)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

g. GEC 8    You Belong To Me  (Robert J Asherman, Price, Redd Stewart)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

This version of "That's A-Plenty" is usually assumed to be that which was mastered for commercial release by Decca. Lionel Pairpoint expresses a reservation -
"This is the only duet of the song, with Connie Boswell, heard during the GE series but there is a possibility that this is not the version of the song that was mastered for commercial release. A comparison between the broadcast version and the commercial issue reveals a minor but significant difference. On the broadcast version as evidenced by the above-mentioned issues the second rendition of the line, runs, “Well, you beat it out brother, there’s no other remedy (Yeah!) - And that’s a-plenty..” This interjection of “Yeah!”, by Connie Boswell, is not apparent on the commercial issue. The compiler prefers to keep an open mind on the subject!

The present compiler believes that it is just possible that some judicious editing was involved.


Date: 4 December 1952
Location: Recorded 23rd November 1952, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 9

a. GEC 9    Sleigh Ride  (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parrish)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 9    The Merry Go Run Around  (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     JASMINE (UK) CD: JASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
c. GEC 9    White Christmas  (Irving Berlin)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 11 December 1952
Location: Recorded 23rd November 1952, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 10

a. GEC 10    Open Up Your Heart  (Carling, Joe "Country" Washburne)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 10    Because You're Mine  (Copeman)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 10    Takes Two To Tango  (Al Hoffman, Dick Manning)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     HALLMARK (UK) CD: HALLMARK 303372 — BING CROSBY & FRIENDS- The Radio Years   
     PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12": NCP710 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 3   
     MURRAY HILL RECORDS (US) LP 12": 894637 — BING CROSBY AND HIS FRIENDS Disc 1    (1976)
     MCA (Japan) LP 12": MCA-9301-4 — BING CROSBY RADIO SHOW Disc 1   (1977)
     UNITED ARTISTS LP 12": UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
     GNP CRESCENDO CD: GNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS   (1987)
d. GEC 10    Silver Bells  (Jay Livingston, Raymond B Evans)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 10    To See You Is To Love You  (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

By this time it becoming noticeable that many broadcasts are being recorded "back to back" on the same day.


Date: 18 December 1952
Location: Recorded 30th November 1952, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 11

a. GEC 11    Sleigh Bell Serenade  (Paul Francis Webster, Sonny Burke)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 11    Some Sunny Day  (Irving Berlin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Red Nichols (cn)


     SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR CD: DSOY 605 — BING CROSBY - I Got Rhythm   
     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR111 — CROSBYANA   
     LIMITED EDITION CLUB LP 12": JGB1006 — KINDA DIXIE   
     ARTISTIC LP 12": ART 001 — BING CROSBY - Bing's Party   (1979)
     PARROT CD: PARCD002 — ELLA FITZGERALD AND BING CROSBY - MY HAPPINESS    (1992)
     SHOUT! FACTORY CD: D3K31507 — SWINGIN' WITH BING - Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances Disc 3   (2004)
c. GEC 11    Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer  (Johnny Marks)

Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 11    To See You Is To Love You  (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)


     SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR CD: DSOY 605 — BING CROSBY - I Got Rhythm   
     ARTISTIC LP 12": ART 001 — BING CROSBY - Bing's Party   (1979)

Date: 25 December 1952
Location: Recorded 30th November 1952, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 12

a. GEC 12    Adeste Fidelis  (Canon Fred Oakley, John Francis Wade)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
b. GEC 12    O, Come All Ye Faithful

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
c. GEC 12    Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer  (Johnny Marks)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
d. GEC 12    Sleigh Bell Serenade  (Paul Francis Webster, Sonny Burke)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 12    Jingle Bells  (James S Pierpoint)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
f. GEC 12    The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)  (Mel Torme, Robert Wells)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
g. GEC 12    Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly  (Trad)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (chr)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
h. GEC 12    Away In A Manger  (Anon, James Ramsey Murray)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (chr)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
i. GEC 12    O Little Town Of Bethlehem  (Phillips Brooks, Lewis H Redner)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
j. GEC 12    The First Noel  (Trad)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (chr)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
k. GEC 12    White Christmas  (Irving Berlin)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
l. GEC 12    Silent Night, Holy Night  (Franz Xavier Gruber, Joseph Mohr)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (chr)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)

g, h, i, j;   a, b performed as medleys.


Date: 1 January 1953
Location: Recorded 30th November 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 13

a. GEC 13    Open Up Your Heart  (Carling, Joe "Country" Washburne)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 13    Keep It A Secret  (Jessie Mae Robinson)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 13    Chicago Style  (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen)

Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     PARROT CD: PARCD002 — ELLA FITZGERALD AND BING CROSBY - MY HAPPINESS    (1992)
     SHOUT! FACTORY CD: D3K31507 — SWINGIN' WITH BING - Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances Disc 3   (2004)
d. GEC 13    Because You're Mine  (Copeman)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 13    You Belong To Me  (Robert J Asherman, Price, Redd Stewart)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12": NCP707 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 2   
     UNITED ARTISTS LP 12": UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
     GNP CRESCENDO CD: GNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS   (1987)
f. GEC 13    Wish You Were Here  (Harold J Rome)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     ECHO - WAVELENGTH CD: EJCD12 — BING CROSBY - BIG BAND DAYS   
     PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12": NCP707 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 2   
     UNITED ARTISTS LP 12": UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
     GNP CRESCENDO CD: GNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS   (1987)

Date: 8 January 1953
Location: Recorded 3rd January 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 14

a. GEC 14    Sleigh Ride  (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parrish)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 14    Takes Two To Tango  (Al Hoffman, Dick Manning)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
c. GEC 14    Keep It A Secret  (Jessie Mae Robinson)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 15 January 1953
Location: Recorded 10th January 1953 before army personnel at Military Training Centre, Fort Ord
Label: GEC
GEC 15

a. GEC 15    The Glow Worm  (Paul Lincke, Johnny Mercer)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 15    Chicago Style  (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     JASMINE (UK) CD: JASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
c. GEC 15 Parody    Open Up Your Heart  (Carling, Joe "Country" Washburne)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
d. GEC 15    Heart And Soul  (Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Buddy Cole (pno)


Date: 22 January 1953
Location: Recorded 14th January 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 16

a. GEC 16    South Rampart Street Parade  (Ray Bauduc, Bob Haggart, Steve Allen)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     JASMINE (UK) CD: JASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
b. GEC 16    Heart And Soul  (Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

c. GEC 16    I Never Knew

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

d. GEC 16    Something To Remember You By  (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     JASMINE (UK) CD: JASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)

Date: 29 January 1953
Location: Recorded 24th January 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GEC
GEC 17

a. GEC 17    Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes  (Willet)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 17    Keep It A Secret  (Jessie Mae Robinson)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 17    Side By Side  (Harry M. Woods)

Bing Crosby, Kay Starr (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 17    After You've Gone  (Turner Layton, Henry Creamer)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

e. GEC 17    Because You're Mine  (Copeman)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Buddy Cole (pno)


Date: 5 February 1953
Location: Recorded 24th January 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GEC
GEC 18

a. GEC 18    Lady Of Spain  (George Evans, Reaves)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     INTERTAPE CD: 500.027 — BING CROSBY   
     ECHO - WAVELENGTH CD: EJCD12 — BING CROSBY - BIG BAND DAYS   
     DOUBLE PLAY CD: GRF016 — EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS   
     PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12": NCP704 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 1   
     MURRAY HILL RECORDS (US) LP 12": 894637 — BING CROSBY AND HIS FRIENDS Disc 1    (1976)
     MCA (Japan) LP 12": MCA-9301-4 — BING CROSBY RADIO SHOW Disc 1   (1977)
     UNITED ARTISTS LP 12": UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
     GNP CRESCENDO CD: GNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS   (1987)
     Beach Road Music MP3: — BING CROSBY - SHALL WE DANCE? ( MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
b. GEC 18    Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes  (Willet)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     ECHO - WAVELENGTH CD: EJCD12 — BING CROSBY - BIG BAND DAYS   
     PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12": NCP710 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 3   
     MURRAY HILL RECORDS (US) LP 12": 894637 — BING CROSBY AND HIS FRIENDS Disc 2   (1976)
     MCA (Japan) LP 12": MCA-9301-4 — BING CROSBY RADIO SHOW Disc 2   (1977)
     GNP CRESCENDO CD: GNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS   (1987)
     Beach Road Music MP3: — BING CROSBY - SHALL WE DANCE? ( MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
c. GEC 18    The Breeze  (Ted Lewis, Sacco, Jack Smith)

Bing Crosby, Kay Starr (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 18    Sleepy Time Gal  (Ange Lorenzo, Richard A Whiting)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

e. GEC 18    Why Don't You Believe Me?

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

"Lady Of Spain" appears on a number of issues some of which give other dates for the broadcast. The version listed here appears to be identical to that included in show number 34 broadcast on 28th May. Lionel Pairpoint appears satisfied they are the same, partly basing his conclusion on the pattern of applause. I see no reason to differ. Editing individual items fron one broadcast session to another was becoming increasingly frequent by this time.


Date: 12 February 1953
Location: Recorded 31st January 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GEC
GEC 19

a. GEC 19    The Glow Worm  (Paul Lincke, Johnny Mercer)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 19    Heart And Soul  (Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)


Date: 19 February 1953
Location: Recorded 31st January 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GEC
GEC 20

a. GEC 20    Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes  (Willet)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 20    Chicago Style  (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen)

Bing Crosby, Joanne Gilbert (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 20    You Don't Know What Lonesome Is  (Carling, Joe "Country" Washburne)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Perry Botkin (gtr)

d. GEC 20    Why Don't You Believe Me?

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr)


Date: 26 February 1953
Location: Recorded 7th February 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GEC
GEC 21

a. GEC 21    Lady Of Spain  (George Evans, Reaves)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 21    Till I Waltz Again With You

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 21    That's A-Plenty  (Bert Williams, Henry Creamer)

Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 21    Keep It A Secret  (Jessie Mae Robinson)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 21    June In January  (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 5 March 1953
Location: Recorded 7th February 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GEC
GEC 22

a. GEC 22    Bye Bye Blues  (Bert Lown, Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Chauncey Gray)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 22    My Devotion  (Hillman, Napton)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 22    Open Up Your Heart  (Carling, Joe "Country" Washburne)

Jimmy Boyd, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 22    Quizas, Quizas, Quizas  (Osvaldo Farres, Joe Davis)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 22    Why Don't You Believe Me?

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 12 March 1953
Location: Plaza Theatre, Palm Springs
Label: GEC
GEC 23

a. GEC 23    Jeepers, Creepers  (Johnny Mercer, Harry Warren)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 23    Till I Waltz Again With You

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 23    Two Shillelagh O'sullivan  (Perry Botkin, Preston Foster)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

Two Shillelagh O’Sullivan was inserted from Chesterfield show number 98 of 12th March 1952, even including a lengthy piece of introductory dialogue.


Date: 19 March 1953
Location: The Plaza Theatre, Palm Springs
Label: GEC
GEC 24

a. GEC 24    Mister Tap Toe

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 24    Mexicali Rose  (Helen Stone, Jack B Tenney)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 24    Avalon Town  (Nacio Herb Brown, Grant Clarke)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 24    Harbour Lights  (Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams)

Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 26 March 1953
Location: Recorded during Feb. - Mar. 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GEC
GEC 25

a. GEC 25    Bye Bye Blues  (Bert Lown, Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Chauncey Gray)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 25    (You Can't Blame A Fool In Love For ) Trying

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 25    You're Just In Love

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
d. GEC 25    It's Only A Paper Moon  (Harold Arlen, E Y (Yip) Harburg, Rose)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     JASMINE (UK) CD: JASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
e. GEC 25    Mandy, Make Up Your Mind

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter's Dixieland Ensemble (ing)

f. GEC 25    Heart And Soul  (Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     GRAPPENHAUSER LP 12": GRAP1001 — MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!   (1981)

The Dixieland group is Red Nichols (cornet); Ted Vesley (trombone); Matty Matlock (clarinet); Buddy Cole (piano); Perry Botkin (guitar); Don Whitaker (bass), Nick Fatool (drums).

There appear to have been a number of recording sessions at Palm Springs in the period Febuary- March 1953 at which many songs were recorded for insertion into subsequent shows. Some songs were recorded in slightly different versions. It is not always possible to establish with precision which songs were recorded when and into which programs they might have been inserted.


Date: 2 April 1953
Location: Recorded during Feb. - Mar. 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GEC
GEC 26

a. GEC 26    Way Down Yonder In New Orleans  (Henry Creamer, Turner Layton)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     Beach Road Music MP3: — BING CROSBY - SHALL WE DANCE? ( MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
b. GEC 26    Why, Oh Why, Oh Why Oh Did I Ever Leave Ohio

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 26    Chicago Style  (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
d. GEC 26    Easter Parade  (Irving Berlin)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
e. GEC 26    One Little Candle

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr)

See Note under GE 25


Date: 9 April 1953
Location: Recorded during Feb. - Mar. 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GEC
GEC 27

a. GEC 27    Mister Tap Toe

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 27    People Will Say We're In Love  (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
c. GEC 27    Lazy  (Irving Berlin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 27    Huckleberry Finn

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 27    Beside A Babbling Brook

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 27    Only Forever  (Johnny Burke, James V Monaco)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     JASMINE (UK) CD: JASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)

c, d, e performed as medley.

See Note under GE 25


Date: 16 April 1953
Location: Recorded during Feb. - Mar. 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GEC
GEC 28

a. GEC 28    Wild Horses

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 28    Till I Waltz Again With You

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     GRAPPENHAUSER LP 12": GRAP1001 — MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!   (1981)
c. GEC 28    Keep It A Secret  (Leo Robin)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 28    Why Don't You Believe Me?

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     GRAPPENHAUSER LP 12": GRAP1001 — MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!   (1981)
e. GEC 28    Waiting For Thee

Bing Crosby, George Kainapau (voc), George Kainapau Serenaders (ing)


     ECHO - WAVELENGTH CD: EJCD12 — BING CROSBY - BIG BAND DAYS   
f. GEC 28    There's Music In You  (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

g. GEC 28    A Quiet Girl  (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolf Green)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b, c, d performed as medley.

See Note under GE 25


Date: 23 April 1953
Location: Recorded during Feb. - Mar. 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GEC
GEC 29

a. GEC 29    Way Down Yonder In New Orleans  (Henry Creamer, Turner Layton)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 29    There's Music In You  (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 29    April In Paris  (Vernon Duke, E Y (Yip) Harburg)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2159 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2010)
d. GEC 29 as broadcast    These Foolish Things  (Holt Marvel (Eric Maschwitz), Jack Strachey, Harry Link)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     JASMINE (UK) CD: JASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   
e. GEC 29 as broadcast    We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     JASMINE (UK) CD: JASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   
f. GEC 29 as broadcast    You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To  (Cole Porter)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     JASMINE (UK) CD: JASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   
g. GEC 29    A Quiet Girl  (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolf Green)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

h. GEC 29 Version 1    These Foolish Things  (Holt Marvel (Eric Maschwitz), Jack Strachey, Harry Link)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
i. GEC 29 Version 1    We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
j. GEC 29 Version 1    You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To  (Cole Porter)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
k. GEC 29 Version 2    These Foolish Things  (Holt Marvel (Eric Maschwitz), Jack Strachey, Harry Link)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
l. GEC 29 Version 2 (pickup)    You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To  (Cole Porter)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
m. GEC 29 Version 2    We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
n. GEC 29 Version 3    You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To  (Cole Porter)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)

d, e, f;   h, i, j;   k, l, m performed as medleys.

See Note under GE 25

The studio recording session for subsequent broadcast produced two versions of the medley with a "flub" or "fluff" on "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and subsequent second version "pickups" on parts. The Collector's Choice CD contains all of these, whilst the Jasmine set contains the edited versions as broadcast.


Date: 30 April 1953
Location: Recorded 14th March 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 30

a. GEC 30    Wild Horses

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr)

b. GEC 30    April In Portugal  (Raul Ferrao, Jimmy Kennedy)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr)

c. GEC 30    Wait Till The Sun Shines, Nellie  (Andrew B Sterling, Harry von Tilzer)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Bell Sisters (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     JASMINE (UK) CD: JASCD 634 — The Bell Sisters - The Bermuda Girls    
d. GEC 30    Do You Ever Think Of Me?  (Harry D Kerr, Earl Burtnett, John Cooper)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

e. GEC 30    Salomee (With Her Seven Veils)

Bing Crosby (voc), Chorus (vgr)

f. GEC 30    Hush A Bye  (Sammy Fain, Jerry Seelen)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

Lionel Pairpoint makes a special point of the spelling of “Salomee”, stating that it was published so as being part of the score for the Broadway musical, “Hazel Flagg”. Most other references list the song as "Salome, How She Danced"


Date: Recorded February - March 1953
Location: Palm Springs
Label: GEC
GEC 31

a. GEC 31    Wild Horses

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 31    And The Angels Sing  (Ziggy Elman, Johnny Mercer)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Ziggy Elman (vln)


     Beach Road Music MP3: — BING CROSBY - WITH ALL MY HEART (MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
c. GEC 31    Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider  (Eddie Leonard, Eddie Munson)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Red Nichols (cn)

d. GEC 31    My Devotion  (Hillman, Napton)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Bobby Guy (tr)

e. GEC 31    Hawaiian Paradise  (Harry Owens)

Bing Crosby, George Kainapau (voc), George Kainapau Serenaders (orc)

f. GEC 31    April In Portugal  (Raul Ferrao, Jimmy Kennedy)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

See Note under GE 25

"Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider" remastered and commercially issued by Decca (see relevant section)


Date: 14 May 1953
Location: Recorded 14th March 1953, Hollywood, Calif.
Label: GEC
GEC 32

a. GEC 32    Honey, 'deed I Do

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 32    Salomee (With Her Seven Veils)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 32    Small Fry  (Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael)

Jimmy Boyd, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 32    Wild Horses

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 32    Hush A Bye  (Sammy Fain, Jerry Seelen)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: Recorded in February or March 1953
Location: See notes relating to venue, Palm Springs (though stated to be Paris, France)
Label: GEC
GEC 33

a. GEC 33    Mademoiselle De Paris (in English)  (Paul Durand, Mitchell Parrish)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

b. GEC 33    Hello Young Lovers  (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     Beach Road Music MP3: — BING CROSBY - WITH ALL MY HEART (MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
c. GEC 33    Sleepy Time Gal  (Ange Lorenzo, Richard A Whiting)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

d. GEC 33    A Quiet Girl  (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolf Green)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 33    Some Enchanted Evening  (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     Beach Road Music MP3: — BING CROSBY - WITH ALL MY HEART (MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)

This programme and the next six are all introduced as being transcribed in Paris, France.

Lionel Pairpoint long ago drew attention to the possible problems in taking this at face value - the entire crew, which he lists as John Scott Trotter plus orchestra, Ken Carpenter, Joe Venuti, Buddy Cole, Bill Morrow and Murdo MacKenzie, plus a number of others, many of whom presumably had other commitments, would have had to accompany Bing.

Bing commenced his trip to Europe in March, with son, Lindsay and returned in June.

In fact it was confirmed in 2011 with the issue of a series of recordings by the Crosby estate, that all of the musical items at least were made in an extended series of recording sessions during February and March 1953 in Palm Springs.

Why the deception? - I can only suppose that the radio network, or the sponsors, still wished to give some sort of air of immediacy, and not admit to the fact that much material had been "put in the can" to be pulled out while Bing was on holiday. It is possible that some verbal linkage from Bing might have been recorded in Paris which might at least partly justify the phrase "transcribed in Paris".


Date: Recorded in February or March 1953
Location: See notes for GEC 33 as to venue, Palm Springs (though stated to be Paris, France)
Label: GEC
GEC 34

a. GEC 34    Lady Of Spain  (George Evans, Reaves)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     UNITED ARTISTS LP 12": UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
b. GEC 34    Domino  (Louis Ferrari, Plante, Don Raye)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 34    Embrasse-Moi Bien (Hold Me Close) (in English)  (Paul Durand, Richard Driscoll)

Bing Crosby (voc), Joe Venuti (vln)

d. GEC 34    Somebody Loves Me  (B G (Buddy) De Sylva, George Gershwin, Ballard Mc Donald)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

e. GEC 34    There's Music In You  (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

Songs used before include “Domino”, “Lady Of Spain” while "Sleepy Time Gal" is one of the tracks mastered by Decca for commercial release.


Date: Recorded February - March 1953
Location: see notes for GEC 33 as to venue, Palm Springs (though stated to be Paris, France)
Label: GEC
GEC 35

a. GEC 35    All My Love  (Paul Durand, Mitchell Parrish)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 35    Valencia  (Boyer, Dick Charles, Grey, Padilla)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12": NCP710 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 3   
     MURRAY HILL RECORDS (US) LP 12": 894637 — BING CROSBY AND HIS FRIENDS Disc 3   (1976)
     MCA (Japan) LP 12": MCA-9301-4 — BING CROSBY RADIO SHOW Disc 3   (1977)
     GNP CRESCENDO CD: GNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS   (1987)
c. GEC 35    Granada  (Augustin Lara, Dorothy Dodd)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     Beach Road Music MP3: — BING CROSBY - SHALL WE DANCE? ( MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
d. GEC 35    The Belle Of Barcelona  (Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly)

Bing Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 35    Do You Ever Think Of Me?  (Harry D Kerr, Earl Burtnett, John Cooper)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

f. GEC 35    Summertime  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)



Date: Recorded in February & March 1953
Location: see notes for GEC 33 as to venue, Palm Springs (though stated to be Paris, France)
Label: GEC
GEC 36

a. GEC 36    Mademoiselle De Paris (in French)  (Henri Contet, Paul Durand)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 36    Domino  (Louis Ferrari, Plante, Don Raye)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 36    He'd Say "Ooh, La, La, Oui, Oui"

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 36    Oui, Oui, Marie

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 36    Oui, Oui, Marie

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 36    I Never Knew

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

g. GEC 36    Embrasse-Moi Bien (Hold Me Close) (in French)  (Jimmy Durante, Henri Contet)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

h. GEC 36    You Go To My Head  (J Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2159 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2010)

The second performance of 'Ou, Oui, Marie' is prompted by Bing, at the end of the first, stating that the verse had been omitted. The whole piece is then sung again.


Date: Recorded February - March 1953
Location: see notes for GEC 33 as to venue, Palm Springs (though stated to be Paris, France)
Label: GEC
GEC 37

a. GEC 37    Valencia  (Boyer, Dick Charles, Grey, Padilla)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 37 Reprise in French    La Seine (In English)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 37    Tenderfoot  (Perry Botkin, Bob Bowen, Bill Brill)

Bing Crosby (voc), Perry Botkin (gtr)

d. GEC 37    Cela M'est Egal  (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen)

Bing Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 37    Begin The Beguine  (Cole Porter)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     Beach Road Music MP3: — BING CROSBY - SHALL WE DANCE? ( MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
f. GEC 37    Mon Coeur Est Un Violon (in French)  (Miarka Lapacerie, Auguste Richepin, Jacqueline Richepin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

"Tenderfoot" is the commercially issued version.


Date: Recorded in February or March 1953
Location: see notes for GEC 33 as to venue, Palm Springs (though stated to be Paris, France)
Label: GEC
GEC 38

a. GEC 38    Mademoiselle De Paris (in English)  (Paul Durand, Mitchell Parrish)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 38    Night And Day  (Cole Porter)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     Beach Road Music MP3: — BING CROSBY - WITH ALL MY HEART (MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
c. GEC 38    The Belle Of Barcelona  (Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly)

Bing Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 38    You Go To My Head  (J Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 38    Some Enchanted Evening  (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: Recorded in February - March 1953
Location: see notes for GEC 33 as to venue, Palm Springs (though stated to be Paris, France)
Label: GEC
GEC 39

a. GEC 39    All My Love  (Paul Durand, Mitchell Parrish)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 39    A Quiet Girl  (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolf Green)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 39    Mon Coeur Est Un Violon (in French)  (Miarka Lapacerie, Auguste Richepin, Jacqueline Richepin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 39    Cela M'est Egal  (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen)

Bing Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 39    La Seine (in French)  (Guy LaFarge, Flavien Monod)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 39    Granada  (Augustin Lara, Dorothy Dodd)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

g. GEC 39    Summertime  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)



Date: 27 September 1953
Location: Recorded 15 September 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 40

a. GEC 40    Down By The Riverside  (Dazz Jordan)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 40    Vaya Con Dios  (Inez James, Buddy Pepper, Larry Russell, Carl Hoff)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 40    What A Little Moonlight Can Do  (Harry M. Woods)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 40    Embrasse-Moi Bien (Hold Me Close) (in English)  (Paul Durand, Richard Driscoll)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 40    The Magic Window  (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

From this point in the GEC series, the opening signature tune is replaced by an orchestral opening, and commercials are dropped to be replaced by discussions on a theme, usually of a political nature, indicative of the cold war then at it's hight. GEC is rarely mentioned and it is interesting to speculate what commercial gain was there for them in sponsoring a commercial free show.

"What A Little Moonlight Can Do" and "Embrasse-Moi Bien" are the versions issued commercially.


Date: 4 October 1953
Location: Recorded 15 September 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 41

a. GEC 41    Keep It Gay  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     Beach Road Music MP3: — BING CROSBY - SHALL WE DANCE? ( MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
b. GEC 41    Violets And Violins  (Jack Lawrence, Miarka Lapacerie)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 41    Tenderfoot  (Perry Botkin, Bob Bowen, Bill Brill)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Perry Botkin (gtr)

d. GEC 41    Down By The Riverside  (Dazz Jordan)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 41    Mademoiselle De Paris (in English)  (Paul Durand, Mitchell Parrish)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 41    No Other Love  (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

"Down By The Riverside" is the version mastered for commercial release.


Date: 11 October 1953
Location: Recorded 20 September 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 42

a. GEC 42    Send Me C O D My Broken Heart

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 42    I Love Paris  (Cole Porter)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     Beach Road Music MP3: — BING CROSBY - WITH ALL MY HEART (MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
c. GEC 42    That's Amore

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
d. GEC 42    The Lost Chord  (Arthur Sullivan)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Buddy Cole (pno)

e. GEC 42    Little Brown Jug  (Trad)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
f. GEC 42    Sweet Genevieve  (George Cooper, Henry Tucker)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (por)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
g. GEC 42    It's Easy To Remember  (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d, e, f performed as medley.

"I Love Paris" is the version that was mastered for commercial release.


Date: 18 October 1953
Location: Recorded 20 September 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 43

a. GEC 43    They All Laughed  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 43    Ps I Love You  (Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     INTERTAPE CD: 500.027 — BING CROSBY   
     DOUBLE PLAY CD: GRF016 — EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS   
     PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12": NCP707 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 2   
     ECHO JAZZ LP 12": EJLP12 — BING CROSBY - BIG BAND DAYS   
     MURRAY HILL RECORDS (US) LP 12": 894637 — BING CROSBY AND HIS FRIENDS Disc 1    (1976)
     MCA (Japan) LP 12": MCA-9301-4 — BING CROSBY RADIO SHOW Disc 1   (1977)
     UNITED ARTISTS LP 12": UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
     GNP CRESCENDO CD: GNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS   (1987)
     Beach Road Music MP3: — BING CROSBY - WITH ALL MY HEART (MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
c. GEC 43    Allez Vous En  (Cole Porter)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 43    Shine On Harvest Moon  (Nora Bayes, Jack Norworth)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
e. GEC 43    Buckle Down Winsocki  (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
f. GEC 43    Indian Summer  (Al Dubin, Victor Herbert)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
g. GEC 43    (Where Is Your Heart?) The Song From Moulin Rouge  (Georges Auric, Engvick)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12": NCP704 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 1   
     ECHO JAZZ LP 12": EJLP12 — BING CROSBY - BIG BAND DAYS   
     UNITED ARTISTS LP 12": UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
     GNP CRESCENDO CD: GNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS   (1987)

Date: 25 October 1953
Location: Recorded 18 October 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 44

a. GEC 44    Row, Row, Row  (James.V Monaco, William Jerome)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 44    My Love, My Love  (Nick Acquaviva, Bob Haymes)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 44    Valencia  (Boyer, Dick Charles, Grey, Padilla)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 44    C'est Ci Bon  (Henri Betti, Andre Hornez, Jerry Seelen)

Bing Crosby, Jane Morgan (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 44    Everybody Loves My Baby  (Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter's Dixieland Ensemble (ing)


     PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12": NCP704 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 1   
     KOALA LP 12": KO14207 — YOU KEEP COMING BACK LIKE A SONG   
     GNP CRESCENDO CD: GNPD9052 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS   (1987)
f. GEC 44    Vaya Con Dios  (Inez James, Buddy Pepper, Larry Russell, Carl Hoff)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12": NCP707 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 2   
     KOALA LP 12": AW14129 — SWING WITH BING   
     GNP CRESCENDO CD: GNPD9052 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS   (1987)

This show appears to have been broadcast out of the sequence of the recording dates, the two programmes appearing immediately after being recorded previously. There seems no obvious explanation.

Lionel Pairpoint lists " Everybody Loves My Baby" on Koala KO14207 as originating from this broadcast solely on the basis of the pattern of applause. Unhappily this was the very first LP that I sold out of my collection and am unable to check. I have regretted the sale ever since but was offered a price I could hardly refuse at the time!


Date: 1 November 1953
Location: Recorded 4 October 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 45

a. GEC 45    Keep It Gay  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 45    It's Easy To Remember  (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 45    What A Little Moonlight Can Do  (Harry M. Woods)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 45    Granada  (Augustin Lara, Dorothy Dodd)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 45    Oh How I Laugh When I Think How I Cried About You

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter's Dixieland Ensemble (ing)

f. GEC 45    I Love Paris  (Cole Porter)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

"What A Little Moonlight Can Do" is the version that was mastered for commercial release.


Date: 8 November 1953
Location: Recorded 4 October 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 46

a. GEC 46    They All Laughed  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 46    Mon Coeur Est Un Violon (in French)  (Miarka Lapacerie, Auguste Richepin, Jacqueline Richepin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 46    Down By The Riverside  (Dazz Jordan)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 46    Everybody Loves My Baby  (Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter's Dixieland Ensemble (ing)

e. GEC 46    Walk Me By The River  (Margery Rothgeb, Redd Stewart, Frank "Pee Wee" King)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (por)

f. GEC 46    No Other Love  (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

"Mon Coeur Est Un Violon" is the version mastered for commercial release.

Bing introduces "Everybody Loves My Baby" as being accompanied by "our very competent jazz group". This implies John Scott Trotter's usual Dixie style line up. However one authority names this as The Firehouse Five Plus Two. This group did appear on some Bing Crosby shows under their own name but the present compiler thinks it unilkely that they would appear anonymously.


Date: 15 November 1953
Location: Recorded 8th November 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 47

a. GEC 47    Papia Mama

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     LIMITED EDITION CLUB LP 12": JGB1005 — BING CROSBY - SLIGHTLY LATIN   
b. GEC 47    La Seine (in French)  (Guy LaFarge, Flavien Monod)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 47    S'wonderful  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)

Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 47    Collegiate

Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 47    Betty Co-Ed

Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 47    Varsity Rag, The

Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

g. GEC 47    Vaya Con Dios  (Inez James, Buddy Pepper, Larry Russell, Carl Hoff)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d, e, f performed as medley.


Date: 22 November 1953
Location: Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 48

a. GEC 48    Y'all Come  (Arlie Duff)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Cass County Boys (orc)

b. GEC 48    Oh

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 48    Something To Remember You By  (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
d. GEC 48    That's Amore

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 48    Think

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 48    Granada  (Augustin Lara, Dorothy Dodd)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

g. GEC 48    Changing Partners  (Larry Coleman, Joseph Darion)

Bing Crosby, Marie Green (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

"Y’All Come" is the version mastered for commercial release.

It is presumed the "Cass County Boys" are in fact drawn from a section of The John Scott Trotter Orchestra.

The appearance of Marie Green or Greene is a slight mystery. Usually in the radio shows an individual from the "resident" small vocal supporting groups was used for any small additional vocal support. There was no resident vocal group for most of the GEC final season. Marie Green or Greene was an artist in her own right (leading her own band at one time 'Marie Greene and her Merrie Men', made a number of records, including several V-Discs, and appeared as a featured artist on several radio shows. She later had several film appearances, but here she attends one programme for a minor supporting role on one song.

The notes to the Collector's Choice issue state that 'Something To Remember You By' was recorded during February and March 1953.

See also the note relating to usage of recordings to insert into programmes at General Electric No.1


Date: 29 November 1953
Location: Recorded 8 November 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 49

a. GEC 49    Papia Mama

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 49    Valencia  (Boyer, Dick Charles, Grey, Padilla)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 49    Exactly Like You  (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh)

Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 49    You Are Too Beautiful  (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 49    I Got Rhythm  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)

Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 49    They Can't Take That Away From Me  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)

Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

g. GEC 49    Ps I Love You  (Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

"Papia Mama" (also "Pa-Paya Mama") is the same performance as that in GEC 47.


Date: 6 December 1953
Location: Recorded 15 November 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 50

a. GEC 50    The Gypsy In My Soul  (M Jaffe, Clay Boland)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR111 — CROSBYANA   
     Beach Road Music MP3: — BING CROSBY - SHALL WE DANCE? ( MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
b. GEC 50    Allez Vous En  (Cole Porter)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 50    You're Just In Love

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     JASMINE (UK) CD: JASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
d. GEC 50    These Foolish Things  (Holt Marvel (Eric Maschwitz), Jack Strachey, Harry Link)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 50    We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 50    You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To  (Cole Porter)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

g. GEC 50    My Love, My Love  (Nick Acquaviva, Bob Haymes)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

Lionel Pairpoint declares some doubt as to whether the version of "Gypsy In My Soul" that appears on Broadway Intermission BR111 is from this broadcast, whilst accepting that it is identical. He explains that on BR111 Bing can be heard saying "thankyou" in the midst of applause whereas on the broadcast version no word is evident. I believe it might have been possible for the issuers of the record to use a copy of a pre-edited version of the broadcast tape, the applause being shortened for the broadcast (and the word "thankyou" lost). It is also possible tyhat they have spliced in applause from other sources. The actual musical performance is the same. It would seem merely to confirm the fact that much of the material was assembled from pre-recordings some of which in consequence exist with slightly different 'noises off'.

The notes to the Collector's Choice issue state that 'You're Just In Love' was recorded during February and March 1953.

See also the note relating to usage of recordings to insert into programmes at General Electric No.1


Date: 13 December 1953
Location: Recorded 15 November 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 51

a. GEC 51    Row, Row, Row  (James.V Monaco, William Jerome)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 51    Think

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 51    Silver Bells  (Jay Livingston, Raymond B Evans)

Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     SHOUT! FACTORY CD: D3K31507 — SWINGIN' WITH BING - Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances Disc 3   (2004)
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
d. GEC 51    White Christmas  (Irving Berlin)

Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     PARROT CD: PARCD002 — ELLA FITZGERALD AND BING CROSBY - MY HAPPINESS    (1992)
     SHOUT! FACTORY CD: D3K31507 — SWINGIN' WITH BING - Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances Disc 3   (2004)
e. GEC 51    (Where Is Your Heart?) The Song From Moulin Rouge  (Georges Auric, Engvick)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 20 December 1953
Location: See note as to recording date, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 52

a. GEC 52    Adeste Fidelis  (Canon Fred Oakley, John Francis Wade)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 52    O, Come All Ye Faithful

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 52    Sleigh Ride  (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parrish)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
d. GEC 52    The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)  (Mel Torme, Robert Wells)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 52    Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer  (Johnny Marks)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 52    Jingle Bells  (James S Pierpoint)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

g. GEC 52    Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly  (Trad)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

h. GEC 52    Away In A Manger  (Kirkpatrick, Frank Luther)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

i. GEC 52    O Little Town Of Bethlehem  (Phillips Brooks, Lewis H Redner)

Bing Crosby, Gloria Wood (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

j. GEC 52    The First Noel  (Trad)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

k. GEC 52    White Christmas  (Irving Berlin)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

l. GEC 52    Silent Night, Holy Night  (Franz Xavier Gruber, Joseph Mohr)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

a, b;   g, h, i, j performed as medleys.

It would appear that the titles with the Rhythmaires were all recorded on 30 November 1952 and inserted into this programme.


Date: 27 December 1953
Location: Recorded 22 November 1953 , Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 53

a. GEC 53    Love Is Just Around The Corner  (Lewis E Gensler, Leo Robin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 53    It's All Right With Me  (Cole Porter)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 53    Istanbul  (Kennedy, Paul Simon)

Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Ziggy Elman (vln)


     PARROT CD: PARCD002 — ELLA FITZGERALD AND BING CROSBY - MY HAPPINESS    (1992)
     SHOUT! FACTORY CD: D3K31507 — SWINGIN' WITH BING - Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances Disc 3   (2004)
d. GEC 53    You Are Too Beautiful  (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 3 January 1954
Location: Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 54

a. GEC 54    The Gypsy In My Soul  (M Jaffe, Clay Boland)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 54    Granada  (Augustin Lara, Dorothy Dodd)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 54    That's Amore

Bing Crosby, Connie Russel (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 54    If There's Someone Lovelier Than You

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 54    Secret Love  (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 54    Vaya Con Dios  (Inez James, Buddy Pepper, Larry Russell, Carl Hoff)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

Superbudget RIS J 3612 - “Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby” is listed by Lionel Pairpoint as including "If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You". I have found no other trace of this record. I assume it to be an LP but am not even certain of that.


Date: 10 January 1954
Location: Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 55

a. GEC 55    Great Day  (Edward Eliscu, William Rose, Vincent Youmans)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     INTERTAPE CD: 500.027 — BING CROSBY   
     DOUBLE PLAY CD: GRF016 — EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS   
     PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12": NCP710 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 3   
     MURRAY HILL RECORDS (US) LP 12": 894637 — BING CROSBY AND HIS FRIENDS Disc 2   (1976)
     MCA (Japan) LP 12": MCA-9301-4 — BING CROSBY RADIO SHOW Disc 2   (1977)
     GNP CRESCENDO CD: GNPD9052 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS   (1987)
b. GEC 55    Stranger In Paradise  (George Forrest, Richard Wright)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12": NCP704 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 1   
     KOALA LP 12": AW14129 — SWING WITH BING   
     GNP CRESCENDO CD: GNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS   (1987)
c. GEC 55    Down By The Riverside  (Dazz Jordan)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 55    Think

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 55    (Where Is Your Heart?) The Song From Moulin Rouge  (Georges Auric, Engvick)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 17 January 1954
Location: Recorded 3 January 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 56

a. GEC 56    Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart  (J H Hanley)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     Beach Road Music MP3: — BING CROSBY - SHALL WE DANCE? ( MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
b. GEC 56    It's All Right With Me  (Cole Porter)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 56    Sometimes I'm Happy  (Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans)

Bing Crosby, Helen O'connell (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 56    If There's Someone Lovelier Than You

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 56    Oh

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 56    Secret Love  (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 24 January 1954
Location: Recorded 3 January 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 57

a. GEC 57    Sing Hallelujah!

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 57    You Are Too Beautiful  (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 57    The Call Of The South  (Irving Berlin)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter's Dixieland Ensemble (ing)

d. GEC 57    Oh How I Laugh When I Think How I Cried About You

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 57    Stranger In Paradise  (George Forrest, Richard Wright)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 57    No Other Love  (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

"Call Of The South" is the version mastered for commercial release.

Bing occasionally specifically credits accompanying musicians. For this item he mentions: Red Nichols (Cornet); Matty Matlock (Clarinet); Ted Vesley (Trombone); Phil Stevens (Bass); Dave Harris Saxophone); Nick Fatool (Drums); Perry Botkin (Guitar); Mel Henke (Piano).


Date: 31 January 1954
Location: Recorded 3 January 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 58

a. GEC 58    The Gypsy In My Soul  (M Jaffe, Clay Boland)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 58    Allez Vous En  (Cole Porter)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 58    Istanbul  (Kennedy, Paul Simon)

Bing Crosby, Connie Russell (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Ziggy Elman (vln)

d. GEC 58    If There's Someone Lovelier Than You

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 58    Keep It Gay  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 58    It's Easy To Remember  (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 7 February 1954
Location: Recorded 3 January 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 59

a. GEC 59    Love Is Just Around The Corner  (Lewis E Gensler, Leo Robin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 59    Secret Love  (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 59    The Surrey With The Fringe On Top  (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby, Helen O'connell (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     HALLMARK (UK) CD: HALLMARK 303372 — BING CROSBY & FRIENDS- The Radio Years   
     RIFF CD: CDPRGA 50290 — BING AND HIS GAL PALS   
     PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12": NCP711 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 4   
     MURRAY HILL RECORDS (US) LP 12": 894637 — BING CROSBY AND HIS FRIENDS Disc 3   (1976)
     MCA (Japan) LP 12": MCA-9301-4 — BING CROSBY RADIO SHOW Disc 3   (1977)
     GNP CRESCENDO CD: GNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS   (1987)
d. GEC 59    Granada  (Augustin Lara, Dorothy Dodd)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 59    (Where Is Your Heart?) The Song From Moulin Rouge  (Georges Auric, Engvick)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 14 February 1954
Location: Recorded 27 January 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 60

a. GEC 60    Everybody Loves My Baby  (Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 60    My Love, My Love  (Nick Acquaviva, Bob Haymes)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 60    That's A-Plenty  (Bert Williams, Henry Creamer)

Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     PARROT CD: PARCD002 — ELLA FITZGERALD AND BING CROSBY - MY HAPPINESS    (1992)
     SHOUT! FACTORY CD: D3K31507 — SWINGIN' WITH BING - Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances Disc 2   (2004)
d. GEC 60    Violets And Violins  (Jack Lawrence, Miarka Lapacerie)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 60    No Other Love  (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 60    Embrasse-Moi Bien (Hold Me Close) (in English)  (Paul Durand, Richard Driscoll)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 21 February 1954
Location: Recorded 17 February 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 61

a. GEC 61    The Jones Boy  (Loyal Curtis, Mizzy)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12": NCP707 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 2   
     KOALA LP 12": AW14129 — SWING WITH BING   
     GNP CRESCENDO CD: GNPD9052 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS   (1987)
b. GEC 61    Changing Partners  (Larry Coleman, Joseph Darion)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12": NCP704 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 1   
     KOALA LP 12": AW14129 — SWING WITH BING   
     GNP CRESCENDO CD: GNPD9052 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS   (1987)
     Beach Road Music MP3: — BING CROSBY - SHALL WE DANCE? ( MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
c. GEC 61    Heart Of My Heart  (Ben Ryan)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Four Aces (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 61    That's What A Rainy Day Is For

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     KOALA LP 12": KO14207 — YOU KEEP COMING BACK LIKE A SONG   
     UNITED ARTISTS LP 12": UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
e. GEC 61    You Go To My Head  (J Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     INTERTAPE CD: 500.027 — BING CROSBY   
     DOUBLE PLAY CD: GRF016 — EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS   
     PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12": NCP704 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 1   
     MURRAY HILL RECORDS (US) LP 12": 894637 — BING CROSBY AND HIS FRIENDS Disc 2   (1976)
     MCA (Japan) LP 12": MCA-9301-4 — BING CROSBY RADIO SHOW Disc 2   (1977)
     UNITED ARTISTS LP 12": UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
     GNP CRESCENDO CD: GNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS   (1987)

Several issues suggest a date of 13 May 1953 for " You Go To My Head". The surrounding dialogue and 'noises off' are different but this does not preclude the likelihood that the musical content is from the same original source.


Date: 28 February 1954
Location: Recorded 17 February 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 62

a. GEC 62    Singing In The Rain  (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12": NCP704 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 1   
     KOALA LP 12": AW14129 — SWING WITH BING   
     GNP CRESCENDO CD: GNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS   (1987)
b. GEC 62    Young At Heart  (Carolyn Leigh, Johnny Richards)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 62    Tell Me Why  (Charig, Chuck Meyer)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Four Aces (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     MURRAY HILL RECORDS (US) LP 12": 894637 — BING CROSBY AND HIS FRIENDS Disc 1    (1976)
     MCA (Japan) LP 12": MCA-9301-4 — BING CROSBY RADIO SHOW Disc 1   (1977)
     UNITED ARTISTS LP 12": UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
d. GEC 62    Changing Partners  (Larry Coleman, Joseph Darion)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 62    Answer Me, My Love  (Rauch, Carl Sigman, Franz Winkler)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12": NCP704 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 1   
     KOALA LP 12": KO14207 — YOU KEEP COMING BACK LIKE A SONG   
     GNP CRESCENDO CD: GNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS   (1987)

Date: 7 March 1954
Location: Recorded 19 February 1954. See note, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 63

a. GEC 63    (Oh! Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely  (Pat Ballard)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 63    But Beautiful  (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 63    I Still Suits Me  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)

Bing Crosby, Jana Mason (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 63    That's What A Rainy Day Is For

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 63    Secret Love  (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     Beach Road Music MP3: — BING CROSBY - WITH ALL MY HEART (MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)

Most authorities date the recording of this show to 28th February.
The MP3 release 'With All My Heart' of 2011 appears to contain the same version of 'Secret Love' and gives the date of recording as 19 February. As it was issued through the auspices of the Crosby estate with access to all recording information, I am assuming that date may be true of the remaining songs for the programme.


Date: 14 March 1954
Location: Recorded 28 February 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 64

a. GEC 64    Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     LIMITED EDITION CLUB LP 12": JGB1005 — BING CROSBY - SLIGHTLY LATIN   
b. GEC 64    Young At Heart  (Carolyn Leigh, Johnny Richards)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12": NCP704 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 1   
     RIFF CD: CDPRGA 50290 — BING AND HIS GAL PALS   
     MURRAY HILL RECORDS (US) LP 12": 894637 — BING CROSBY AND HIS FRIENDS Disc 3   (1976)
     MCA (Japan) LP 12": MCA-9301-4 — BING CROSBY RADIO SHOW Disc 3   (1977)
     UNITED ARTISTS LP 12": UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
     GNP CRESCENDO CD: GNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS   (1987)
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2159 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2010)
c. GEC 64    That's Amore

Bing Crosby, Peggy King (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 64    (Oh! Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely  (Pat Ballard)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 64    I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me  (Clarence Gaskill, Jimmy McHugh)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 64    Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral  (James Royce Shannon)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 21 March 1954
Location: Recorded 14 March 1954 , Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 65

a. GEC 65    The Jones Boy  (Loyal Curtis, Mizzy)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 65    Granada  (Augustin Lara, Dorothy Dodd)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 65    Among My Souvenirs  (Edgar Leslie, Horatio Nicholls)

Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2159 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2010)
d. GEC 65    September Song  (Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill)

Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2159 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2010)
e. GEC 65    As Time Goes By  (Herman Hupfield)

Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2159 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2010)
f. GEC 65    Wanted

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c, d, e performed as medley.

Lionel Pairpoint lists Superbudget RIS J 3612 - “Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby” as including "Granada" and the medley with Frank Sinatra. Whilst I have picked up that listing I have been unable to trace the record.


Date: 28 March 1954
Location: Recorded 14 March 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 66

a. GEC 66    (Oh! Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely  (Pat Ballard)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 66    Imagination  (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2159 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2010)
c. GEC 66    Till We Meet Again (G)  (Richard Egan, Richard A Whiting)

Frank Sinatra (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 66    Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland  (Leo Friedman, Beth Slater Whitson)

Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 66    There's A Long, Long, Trail A Winding  (Stoddard Kin, Zo Elliott)

Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 66    If You Love Me (Really Love Me)  (Marguerite Monnot, Geoffrey Parsons, Edith Piaf)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c, d, e performed as medley.


Date: 4 April 1954
Location: 21 March 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 67

a. GEC 67    Rosalie  (Cole Porter)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 67    Let's Harmonise  (Al Skinner, Sonny Burke, Dore Finch)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 67    You Tell Me Your Dream

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

d. GEC 67    That's Where My Money Goes  (RP Lilly, Walter Daniels)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

e. GEC 67    Tell Me Why  (Charig, Chuck Meyer)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

f. GEC 67    Mary Jane  (J Russell Robinson)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc)

g. GEC 67 reprise    Let's Harmonise  (Al Skinner, Sonny Burke, Dore Finch)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

h. GEC 67    Answer Me, My Love  (Rauch, Carl Sigman, Franz Winkler)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

Lionel Pairpoint states that the instrumental group accompanying the section from "Let's Harmonise" to the the reprise of same is announced as a group of individuals - Perry Botkin (Ukulele/Guitar); Buddy Cole (Piano); Phil Stevens (Bass) and Nick Fatool (Drums), which could be regarded as Buddy Cole and his trio without the formal identification. However, on my tape, which has no obvious dropouts, there is no such introduction. Pairpoint also identifies the group of songs as a medley. There is in fact a distinct break between items with Bing making verbal comments and audience reaction.

The orchestra is definitely present in "Let's Hamonize", whilst "You Tell Me Your Dream" has piano and ukelele, "That's Where My Money Goes" has a prominent ukelele with little else, a piano on "Tell Me Why", no instrument at all on "Mary Jane", which is sung in "barbershop" style, while the orchestra re-emerges on the reprise of "Let's harmonise".

It is interesting to note that Gary and Lindsay, the oldest and youngest sons, were frequent "guests" on the programmes, but that the twins Philip and Denis appeared relatively infrequently.


Date: 11 April 1954
Location: Recorded 21 March 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 68

a. GEC 68    Singing In The Rain  (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 68    Let's Harmonise  (Al Skinner, Sonny Burke, Dore Finch)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 68    Doodle-Doo-Doo  (Art Kassel, Mel Stitzel)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

d. GEC 68    Way Down In Jungle Town  (Herman Darewski)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

e. GEC 68    Tonight You Belong To Me  (David Lee)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

f. GEC 68 reprise    Let's Harmonise  (Al Skinner, Sonny Burke, Dore Finch)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

g. GEC 68    If You Love Me (I Won't Care)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

See notes for GEC 67 as to accompaniment. Here the individual intrumentals ARE credited.


Date: 18 April 1954
Location: Recorded 28 March 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 69

a. GEC 69    Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 69    Wanted

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 69    Easter Parade  (Irving Berlin)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
d. GEC 69    A Cockeyed Optimist  (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2107 — BING ON BROADWAY   (2010)
e. GEC 69    Vaya Con Dios  (Inez James, Buddy Pepper, Larry Russell, Carl Hoff)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

The notes on "Collector's Choice" CD "Bing On Broadway" state that "A Cockeyed Optimist" was recorded on 7 April 1954.

The same notes state that "It's Only A Paper Moon” included in the broadcast of 16th May was recorded on 28th March 1954 rather than the hitherto accepted date of 7th April. It is suspected that there may have been an erroneous straight reversal of dates.

The notes to the Collector's Choice issue state that 'Easter Parade' was recorded during February and March 1953.

See also the note relating to usage of recordings to insert into programmes at General Electric No.1


Date: 25 April 1954
Location: Recorded 28 March 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 70

a. GEC 70    A Dime And A Dollar

Bing Crosby (voc), Chorus (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     GRAPPENHAUSER LP 12": GRAP1001 — MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!   (1981)
b. GEC 70    Tobermory Bay  (Jimmy Harper, Kenneth North, Johnny Reine)

Bing Crosby (voc), Chorus (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 70    There's A Small Hotel  (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)

Toni Arden, Bing Crosby (voc), Chorus (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 70    Lost In Loveliness  (Leo Robin, Sigmund Romberg)

Bing Crosby (voc), Chorus (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

Grappenhauser GRAP1001 - “Music, Music, Music” shows "A Dime and a Dollar" as "Hoop and a Holler".


Date: 2 May 1954
Location: Recorded 4 April 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 71

a. GEC 71    I Can't Give You Anything But Love  (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     Beach Road Music MP3: — BING CROSBY - SHALL WE DANCE? ( MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
b. GEC 71    From The Vine Came The Grape

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     GRAPPENHAUSER LP 12": GRAP1001 — MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!   (1981)
c. GEC 71    Man (Uh-hih) And Woman (Uh-Huh)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     JASMINE (UK) CD: JASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
d. GEC 71    You Took Advantage Of Me  (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 71    Wanted

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 9 May 1954
Location: Recorded 4 April 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 72

a. GEC 72    Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea  (Ted Koehler, Harold Arlen)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 72    Let's Harmonise  (Al Skinner, Sonny Burke, Dore Finch)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 72    Down By The Old Mill Stream  (Tell Taylor)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc)

d. GEC 72    I've Been Working For The Railroad  (Trad)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Perry Botkin (bjo)

e. GEC 72    Under The Bamboo Tree

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

f. GEC 72    Bye Bye Blues  (Bert Lown, Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Chauncey Gray)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Perry Botkin (bjo)

g. GEC 72 reprise    Let's Harmonise  (Al Skinner, Sonny Burke, Dore Finch)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

h. GEC 72    Tobermory Bay  (Jimmy Harper, Kenneth North, Johnny Reine)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

See note for GEC 67 relating to accompaniment.
"I’ve Been Working On The Railroad" merges into “Someone’s In The Kitchen With Dinah”


Date: 16 May 1954
Location: Recorded 7 April 1954 , Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 73

a. GEC 73    In The Good Old Summertime  (George Evans, Ren Shields)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 73    O Tell Me Why

Bing Crosby (voc), Bing Crosby (mtv), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 73    So In Love  (Cole Porter)

Toni Arden, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 73    It's Only A Paper Moon  (Harold Arlen, E Y (Yip) Harburg, Rose)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2107 — BING ON BROADWAY   (2010)
e. GEC 73    With Every Breath I Take  (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

The Notes for the "Collector's Choice" CD "Bing Crosby On Broadway" state that "It's Only A Paper Moon" was recorded on 28 March 1954.

The same notes state that "A Cockeyed Optimist” included in the broadcast of 18th April was recorded on 7th April 1954 rather than the hitherto accepted date of 28th March. It is suspected that there may have been an erroneous straight reversal of dates,


Date: 23 May 1954
Location: Recorded 7 April 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 74

a. GEC 74    'Deed I Do  (Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 74    But Beautiful  (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 74    Lily Of Laguna  (Paul Francis Webster, Leslie Stuart, Ted FioRito)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: CCM2126 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
d. GEC 74    Answer Me, My Love  (Rauch, Carl Sigman, Franz Winkler)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 30 May 1954
Location: Recorded 14 April 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GEC
GEC 75

a. GEC 75    In The Good Old Summertime  (George Evans, Ren Shields)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 75    Let's Harmonise  (Al Skinner, Sonny Burke, Dore Finch)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 75    It's A Long Way To Tipperary  (Jack Judge, Harry Williams)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc)

d. GEC 75    Way Down In Jungle Town  (Herman Darewski)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Perry Botkin (bjo)

e. GEC 75    Moonlight Bay  (Edward Madden, Percy Wenrich)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

f. GEC 75    It Ain't Gonna Rain No More  (Wendell Hall)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

g. GEC 75    Roll Them Bones

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

h. GEC 75 reprise    Let's Harmonise  (Al Skinner, Sonny Burke, Dore Finch)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

i. GEC 75    O Tell Me Why

Bing Crosby (voc), Bing Crosby (mtv), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

j. GEC 75    Secret Love  (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

k. GEC 75    Goodnight Ladies  (Trad)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

"Tell Me Why" appears to be the commercially issued recording with Bing multitracked.

This was the last show of the series, but it seems there were doubts. At the end of the programme Bing says “I hope to see you all again, next week, when our guest will be Miss Rosemary Clooney” . Ken Carpenter repeats this in the closing announcements.

The dialogue between Bing and Ken Carpenter is a summing up of the various political points made in earlier programmes. "We've been interpreting the economic scene for how many weeks now ---". "We'll try the impossible, to sum up what we've been saying all through the year" etc. They then do precisely that. So they are bringing an end to the series but promising another show.

The explanation seems to be that there was confusion caused by the fact that Gary Crosby was due to in effect, take the show over, but had been involved in a car crash. There is much more detail about this on the 'Bing' Magazine website in the 'Bing On Radio' section

It is noticeable that in the last season for GEC there were few big name guests, and considerable use was made of Gary and Lindsay Crosby. Musical quality remained high but the loss of comedy sketches and inter-action with guests tends to produce a lacklustre feel. It now seems obvious to me that the main cause of this was the 'manufactured' nature of the programmes, the full extent of which has only become fully evident in the last few years. In this context it was obviously not possible to have prominent guests.

Bing's subsequent involvement in radio was restricted to one-off specials and to the long series of short programmes for which many individual titles were pre-recorded in a studio without audience with the Buddy Cole group and later with Rosemary Clooney, with varying sponsors. These were assembled in various combinations into programmes with new connecting dialogue inserted. The process of covertly 'assembling' programmes from pre-recorded songs apparently started in ernest to cover Bing's extended absence in France became an established feature in all the later radio shows.