That Travelin' Two-Beat

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That Travelin' Two-Beat
Studio album by Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney
Released 1965
Recorded August and December 1964
Genre Traditional pop
Label Capitol
Producer Simon Rady
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Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

That Travelin' Two-Beat was a duet album by Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, released on Capitol Records in 1965.[2]

With its world tour theme, it was a revisitation of the concept explored in the duo's acclaimed RCA Victor album, Fancy Meeting You Here, released in 1958. That album had been arranged by Billy May, and he was called upon again to write the charts for this sequel.

As its title implies, the album took popular songs from around the world, but then set them all to Dixieland two-beat arrangements. The songwriters Jay Livingston and Ray Evans supplied the title track and added new lyrics and countermelodies to the other, more-established songs.

Crosby and Clooney were friends, who often performed together on television, radio and stage. That Travelin' Two-Beat was re-released on CD in 2001 on the Collectors' Choice label, combined with another Crosby album from 1965 (this time without Clooney), Bing Crosby Sings the Great Country Hits.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "That Travelin' Two-Beat" – 2:28
  2. "New Vienna Woods" – 3:25
  3. "Knees Up Mother Brown" – 2:12
  4. "Roamin' in the Gloamin'" (Harry Lauder) – 3:00
  5. "Adios Senorita" – 3:26
  6. "Come to the Mardi Gras" (Max Bulhoes, Milton DeOliveira, Ervin Drake, Jimmy Shirl) – 2:45
  7. "Hear That Band" – 3:15
  8. "The Daughter of Molly Malone" – 3:20
  9. "The Poor People of Paris" (Jack Lawrence, Marguerite Monnot, René Rouzaud) – 2:35
  10. "I Get Ideas" (Dorcas Cochran, Julio César Sanders) – 2:49
  11. "Ciao, Ciao, Bambina" (Domenico Modugno, Mitchell Parish, Edoardo Verde) – 3:02
  12. "That Travelin' Two-Beat (Reprise)" – 1:43

All songs written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston, other writers indicated.