A Christmas Sing with Bing Around the World
|A Christmas Sing with Bing around the World|
|Live album by Bing Crosby|
|Recorded||December 19, 1955|
|Bing Crosby chronology|
A Christmas Sing with Bing around the World is an album by Bing Crosby. It was released in December, 1956 by Decca Records. It was taken from a radio broadcast on CBS which was transmitted on December 24, 1955. The program was sponsored by the Insurance Company of North America. Paul Weston and his Orchestra supported by the Norman Luboff choir provided the backing to Crosby's vocals which were recorded on December 19, 1955. Other vocal contributions came from various parts of the world and had been pre-recorded and inserted into the broadcast as though they were live. The commercials for Insurance Company of North America were not included in the album.
Billboard reviewed the album commenting "one of the solidest holiday packages to come along, a prime candidate for immediate store exposure. Singer brings superb projection to nine out of 19 selected Christmas carols and hymns, with smoothest of assists from Norman Luboff choir and Paul Weston’s work."
Sepia Records included the entire album in their CD "Bing Crosby Through the Years volume ten" which was released in May, 2012.
The success of the first broadcast led to a regular annual series.
|1.||"Happy Holiday"||Irving Berlin||Paul Weston & his Orchestra, Norman Luboff Choir||1:05|
|2.||"Joy to the World"||Issac Watts||Bing Crosby||2:56|
|3.||"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"||Charles Wesley||St. Louis Christmas Carols Association Choir||3:04|
|4.||"White Christmas"||Irving Berlin||Bing Crosby||3:22|
|5.||"Adeste Fideles"||Traditional||Little Singers of Granby||2:49|
|6.||"We Three Kings of Orient Are"||John Henry Hopkins Jr.||Mormon Tabernacle Choir||2:31|
|7.||"The First Nowell"||Traditional||Bing Crosby||2:41|
|8.||"Carol of the Bells"||Mykola Leontovych, Peter J. Wilhousky||The Voices of Christmas||1:27|
|9.||"What Christmas Means to Me"||Delores Short||2:19|
|10.||"Good King Wenceslas"||Traditional||Bing Crosby||4:04|
|1.||"Jesus Sauveur Adorable"||̶||Neuilly Boys Choir||2:44|
|2.||"Angels We Have Heard on High"||Traditional||Reed Warblers Choir||2:40|
|3.||"Away in a Manger"||Traditional||Bing Crosby||2:07|
|4.||"Tu scendi dalle stelle"||Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori||The Vatican Choir||2:43|
|5.||"Deck the Halls"||Thomas Oliphant||Bing Crosby||2:03|
|6.||"God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen"||Traditional||Dedham Choral Society||2:01|
|7.||"O Little Town of Bethlehem"||Phillips Brooks, Lewis Redner||Bing Crosby||1:38|
|8.||"Silent Night"||Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr||Bing Crosby||2:03|
|9.||"Happy Holiday" (reprise)||Irving Berlin||Bing Crosby, Norman Luboff Choir||0:24|
- "Bing Crosby - A Christmas Sing With Bing - Around The World". Discogs.com. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
- "Midlife Challenges, 1950–1959". BING magazine. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
- "A CHRISTMAS SING WITH BING AROUND THE WORLD (1-12")". Billboard. December 8, 1956.
- "Sepia Records". Sepia Records. Archived from the original on 2015-09-07. Retrieved 2015-07-09.