New Tricks (album)

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This article is about the Bing Crosby album. For other albums, see New Tricks (disambiguation).
New Tricks
Studio album by Bing Crosby
Released 1957
Recorded 1955-1956
Genre Vocal
Label Decca
Bing Crosby chronology
Bing with a Beat
(1956)
New Tricks
(1956)
Fancy Meeting You Here
(1958)

New Tricks was Bing Crosby's eighth long-playing album and sixth LP for Decca Records, originally released in 1957.

New Tricks featured twelve standards recorded between August 1955 and August 1956 for Crosby's weekly CBS radio show with a trio led by Crosby's regular pianist Buddy Cole. They were mastered for LP release in May 1957.[1]

The jazz historian Will Friedwald describes New Tricks as "swingingly successful," adding that "its cover - a very Bingish basset bearing a Crosby-style pipe, hat, and even eyes - had won listeners over even before they dug into the disc."[2]

Crosby's earlier Decca LP Some Fine Old Chestnuts (1954) similarly features songs recorded for radio accompanied by Cole.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Alabamy Bound"
  2. "When I Take My Sugar to Tea"
  3. "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea"
  4. "Georgia on My Mind"
  5. "I'm Confessin'"
  6. "If I Could Be With You"
  7. "Avalon"
  8. "Chinatown, My Chinatown
  9. "You're Driving Me Crazy"
  10. "On the Alamo"
  11. "Chicago"
  12. "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baker, J. Richard. "A Bing Crosby Discography". JazzDiscography.com. Retrieved Feb 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ Friedwald, Will (2010). A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers. Random House. p. 128.