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, patriotic
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
No. Title Writer(s) Performer / Arranger Length
1. "America, I Hear You Singing" Tom Scott arr. Tom Scott 0:53
2. "This Is a Great Country" Irving Berlin Bing Crosby, arr. Dick Reynolds / Jack Halloran 2:41
3. "The House I Live In" Lewis Allan, Earl Robinson Frank Sinatra, arr. Nelson Riddle 3:39
4. "The Hills of Home" Floride Calhoun, Oscar Fox arr. Roy Ringwald 4:39
5. "This Land Is Your Land" Woody Guthrie Bing Crosby, arr. Dick Reynolds/ Jack Halloran 3:25
6. "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor" Emma Lazarus, Irving Berlin arr. Roy Ringwald 3:01
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Performer / Arranger Length
1. "You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith" Francis Burke, Hughie Prince, Don Raye Frank Sinatra, arr. Dick Reynolds / Jack Halloran 3:46
2. "A Home in the Meadow" Robert Emmett Dolan, Sammy Cahn Bing Crosby, arr. Hawley Ades 2:50
3. "Early American" Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra, arr. Nelson Riddle 3:34
4. "You Never Had It So Good" Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, arr. Dick Reynolds / Jack Halloran 3:01
5. "Let Us Break Bread Together" Traditional Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, arr. Roy Ringwald 3:39
6. "The Stars and Stripes Forever" John Philip Sousa arr. Harry Simeone 2:52

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ America, I Hear You Singing at AllMusic
  2. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". A Bing Crosby Discography. Retrieved November 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Variety". Variety. May 9, 1964.