America, I Hear You Singing

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
America, I Hear You Singing
Sinatra aihys.jpg
Studio album by Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Fred Waring
Released April 1964 (LP)
June 2010 (CD)
Recorded January 2–February 4, 1964
Studio Los Angeles
Genre Traditional pop, patriotic
Length 32:39
Label Reprise
Producer Sonny Burke
Frank Sinatra chronology
Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award Winners
(1964)
America, I Hear You Singing
(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
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars [1]

America, I Hear You Singing is an album recorded and released in 1964 by American singer Frank Sinatra with Bing Crosby and Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians.[2] The album 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 included on the 1995 box set The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings.

Reception[edit]

A critic at Variety magazine 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 orchestra 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.TitleWriter(s)Performer/ArrangerLength
1."America, I Hear You Singing"Tom Scottarr. Tom Scott0:53
2."This Is a Great Country"Irving BerlinBing Crosby, arr. Dick Reynolds/Jack Halloran2:41
3."The House I Live In"Lewis Allan, Earl RobinsonFrank Sinatra, arr. Nelson Riddle3:39
4."The Hills of Home"Floride Calhoun, Oscar Foxarr. Roy Ringwald4:39
5."This Land Is Your Land"Woody GuthrieBing Crosby, arr. Reynolds/Halloran3:25
6."Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor"Emma Lazarus, Irving Berlinarr. Roy Ringwald3:01
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer / ArrangerLength
1."You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith"Francis Burke, Hughie Prince, Don RayeFrank Sinatra, arr. Reynolds/Halloran3:46
2."A Home in the Meadow"Robert Emmett Dolan, Sammy CahnBing Crosby, arr. Hawley Ades2:50
3."Early American"Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van HeusenFrank Sinatra, arr. Nelson Riddle3:34
4."You Never Had It So Good"Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van HeusenCrosby, Sinatra, arr. Reynolds/Halloran3:01
5."Let Us Break Bread Together"TraditionalCrosby, Sinatra, arr. Roy Ringwald3:39
6."The Stars and Stripes Forever"John Philip Sousaarr. Harry Simeone2:52

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.