America, I Hear You Singing

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America, I Hear You Singing
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Studio album by Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Fred Waring
Released April 1964 (LP)
June 2010 (CD)
Recorded January 2–February 4, 1964, Los Angeles
Genre Traditional pop music, American patriotic music
Length 32:29
Label Reprise
FS 2020
Producer Sonny Burke
Frank Sinatra chronology
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(1964)
It Might as Well Be Swing (1964)
Bing Crosby chronology
Bing Crosby Sings the Great Country Hits
(1963)
America, I Hear You Singing
(1964)
Robin and the 7 Hoods
(1964)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

America, I Hear You Singing is a 12" vinyl LP album recorded and released in 1964 by American singer Frank Sinatra with Bing Crosby and Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians.[2]

The record is a collection of patriotic songs that were recorded as a tribute to the assassinated president John F. Kennedy.

The album received its first release on CD in 2010. The tracks featuring Frank Sinatra were also included on the 1995 box set The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings.

Reception[edit]

Variety liked the album commenting: "This is an impressive gathering of top names for a patriotic paean in a swinging format. Backed by Fred Waring’s orch. and chorus, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra singly and in tandem deliver a fine collection of flag-wavers.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks feature Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians.

SIDE ONE

  1. "America, I Hear You Singing" (arr. and written by Tom Scott) - 0.53
  2. "This Is a Great Country" (Bing Crosby, arr. Dick Reynolds / Jack Halloran) (Irving Berlin) - 2.41
  3. "The House I Live In" (Frank Sinatra, arr. Nelson Riddle). (Lewis Allan, Earl Robinson) – 3:39
  4. "The Hills of Home" (arr. Roy Ringwald) (Floride Calhoun, Oscar Fox) - 4.39
  5. "This Land Is Your Land" (Bing Crosby, arr. Dick Reynolds/ Jack Halloran) (Woody Guthrie) -3.25
  6. "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor" (arr. Roy Ringwald) (Emma Lazarus, Irving Berlin) - 3.01

SIDE TWO

  1. "You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith" (Frank Sinatra, arr. Dick Reynolds / Jack Halloran). (Francis Burke, Hughie Prince, Don Raye) - 3:46
  2. "A Home in the Meadow" (Bing Crosby, arr. Hawley Ades) (Robert Emmett Dolan, Sammy Cahn) -2.50
  3. "Early American" (Frank Sinatra, arr. Nelson Riddle). (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 3:34
  4. "You Never Had It So Good" (Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, arr. Dick Reynolds / Jack Halloran). (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:01
  5. "Let Us Break Bread Together" (Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, arr. Roy Ringwald) (Traditional)- 3:39
  6. "The Stars and Stripes Forever" (arr. Harry Simeone) (John Philip Sousa) - 2.52

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ America, I Hear You Singing at AllMusic
  2. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". A Bing Crosby Discography. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Variety". Variety. May 9, 1964.