Collectors' Classics, Vols. 1-8

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Collectors' Classics, Vols. 1-8
Bing Crosby, Collectors' Classics - Vols. 1-8 (album cover).jpg
Compilation album by
Released1951
Recorded1934-1940
GenrePopular
Length3:09:29 (total of all 8 albums)
LabelDecca
Bing Crosby chronology
Go West Young Man
(1950)
Collectors' Classics, Vols. 1-8
(1951)
Way Back Home
(1951)

Collectors' Classics, Vols. 1-8 are a set of Decca Records compilation albums by Bing Crosby featuring songs from his various films over the years. The albums were issued as 10” LPs numbered DL6008 to DL6015 and 4-disc 45rpm sets numbered 9-194 to 9-201.

Background[edit]

In January 1951, Bing Crosby was honoured with various awards and special radio programs on what was described as his 20th anniversary as a single in show business.[1] Decca celebrated by issuing this comprehensive set of the commercial recordings of songs from his films.

Track listings[edit]

Track listings from Bing Crosby discography.[2] Recording dates follow song titles.

Bing Crosby, Collectors' Classics - Vol. 1[edit]

Track listing (DL 6008) [3]

Side one (tracks 1-3 from Here Is My Heart; track 4 from The Big Broadcast of 1936)
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed withLength
1."June in January" (November 9, 1934)Ralph Rainger, Leo RobinGeorgie Stoll and His Orchestra3:13
2."Love Is Just Around the Corner" (November 9, 1934)Lewis E. Gensler, Leo RobinGeorgie Stoll and His Orchestra3:00
3."With Every Breath I Take" (November 9, 1934)Ralph Rainger, Leo RobinGeorgie Stoll and His Orchestra3:09
4."I Wished on the Moon" (August 14, 1935)Dorothy Parker, Ralph RaingerThe Dorsey Brothers Orchestra3:05
Side two (from Mississippi)
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed withLength
1."Soon"" (February 21, 1935)Richard Rodgers, Lorenz HartGeorgie Stoll and His Orchestra3:01
2."Down by the River"" (February 21, 1935)Richard Rodgers, Lorenz HartGeorgie Stoll and His Orchestra2:50
3."It’s Easy to Remember" (February 21, 1935)Richard Rodgers, Lorenz HartThe Rhythmettes, The Three Shades of Blue, and Georgie Stoll and His Orchestra3:15
4."Swanee River (The Old Folks At Home)" (February 21, 1935)Stephen FosterGeorgie Stoll and His Orchestra, and The Crinoline Choir3:05
Total length:24:38

Bing Crosby, Collectors' Classics - Vol. 2[edit]

Track listing (DL 6009)[4]

Side one (from Two for Tonight)
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed withLength
1."Without a Word of Warning" (August 14, 1935)Harry Revel, Mack GordonThe Dorsey Brothers Orchestra3:07
2."Takes Two to Make a Bargain" (August 14, 1935)Harry Revel, Mack GordonThe Dorsey Brothers Orchestra2:48
3."I Wish I Were Aladdin" (August 14, 1935)Harry Revel, Mack GordonThe Dorsey Brothers Orchestra2:59
4."From the Top of Your Head to the Tip of Your Toes" (August 14, 1935)Harry Revel, Mack GordonThe Dorsey Brothers Orchestra3:03
Side two (track 1 from Two for Tonight; tracks 2-4 from Anything Goes)
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed withLength
1."Two for Tonight" (August 14, 1935)Harry Revel, Mack GordonThe Dorsey Brothers Orchestra2:56
2."Moonburn" (November 13, 1935)Edward Heyman, Hoagy CarmichaelGeorgie Stoll and His Orchestra3:10
3."My Heart and I" (November 13, 1935)Frederick Hollander, Leo RobinGeorgie Stoll and His Orchestra3:22
4."Sailor Beware" (November 13, 1935)Richard Whiting, Leo RobinGeorgie Stoll and His Orchestra2:52
Total length:24:17

Bing Crosby, Collectors' Classics - Vol. 3[edit]

Track listing (DL 6010)[5]

Side one (from Rhythm on the Range)
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed withLength
1."I’m an Old Cowhand" (July 17, 1936)Johnny MercerJimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra2:40
2."Empty Saddles" (July 14, 1936)Billy HillVictor Young and His Orchestra3:01
3."I Can't Escape from You" (July 17, 1936)Leo Robin, Richard A. WhitingJimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra3:12
4."The House That Jack Built for Jill" (July 17, 1936)Frederick Hollander, Leo Robin,Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra2:45
Side two (from Pennies from Heaven)
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed withLength
1."Pennies from Heaven" (July 24, 1936)Arthur Johnston, Johnny BurkeGeorgie Stoll and His Orchestra3:08
2."Let's Call a Heart a Heart" (July 29, 1936)Arthur Johnston, Johnny BurkeGeorgie Stoll and His Orchestra3:04
3."One, Two, Button Your Shoe" (July 29, 1936)Arthur Johnston, Johnny BurkeGeorgie Stoll and His Orchestra2:50
4."So Do I" (July 24, 1936)Arthur Johnston, Johnny BurkeGeorgie Stoll and His Orchestra3:10
Total length:23:50

Bing Crosby, Collectors' Classics - Vol. 4[edit]

Track listing (DL 6011)[6]

Side one (from Waikiki Wedding)
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed withLength
1."Sweet Leilani" (February 23, 1937)Harry OwensLani McIntire and His Hawaiians2:40
2."Blue Hawaii" (February 23, 1937)Ralph Rainger, Leo RobinLani McIntire and His Hawaiians3:07
3."In a Little Hula Heaven" (February 28, 1937)Ralph Rainger, Leo RobinJimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra3:10
4."Sweet Is the Word for You" (March 5, 1937)Ralph Rainger, Leo RobinVictor Young and His Orchestra3:13
Side two (from Double or Nothing)
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed withLength
1."The Moon Got in My Eyes" (July 12, 1937)Arthur Johnston, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra3:13
2."(You Know It All) Smarty" (July 12, 1937)Burton Lane, Ralph FreedJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra2:35
3."It’s the Natural Thing to Do" (July 12, 1937)Arthur Johnston, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra3:13
4."All You Want to Do Is Dance" (July 12, 1937)Arthur Johnston, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra2:51
Total length:24:02

Bing Crosby, Collectors' Classics - Vol. 5[edit]

Track listing (DL 6012)[7]

Side one (from Sing You Sinners)
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed withLength
1."Small Fry" (July 1, 1938)Hoagy Carmichael, Frank LoesserJohnny Mercer and Victor Young’s Small Fryers3:06
2."Laugh and Call It Love" (July 11, 1938)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra2:47
3."I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams" (July 11, 1938)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra2:38
4."Don't Let That Moon Get Away" (July 11, 1938)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra2:36
Side two (from Paris Honeymoon)
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed withLength
1."You're a Sweet Little Headache" (November 4, 1938)Ralph Rainger, Leo RobinJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra2:50
2."Joobalai" (November 4, 1938)Ralph Rainger, Leo RobinJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra2:52
3."I Have Eyes" (November 4, 1938)Ralph Rainger, Leo RobinJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra3:00
4."The Funny Old Hills" (November 4, 1938)Ralph Rainger, Leo RobinJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra2:44
Total length:22:33

Bing Crosby, Collectors' Classics - Vol. 6[edit]

Track listing (DL 6013)[8]

Side one (tracks 1-3 from Doctor Rhythm; track 4 from The Star Maker)
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed withLength
1."On the Sentimental Side" (January 21, 1938)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra2:51
2."My Heart Is Taking Lessons" (January 21, 1938)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra2:45
3."This Is My Night to Dream" (January 21, 1938)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra3:08
4."Schooldays" / "Sunbonnet Sue" / "Jimmy Valentine" / "If I Were a Millionaire" (medley) (July 30, 1938)Gus Edwards, Will D. Cobb / Edwards, Cobb / Edwards, Edward Madden / Edwards, CobbJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra, and The Music Maids3:10
Side two (from The Star Maker)
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed withLength
1."An Apple for the Teacher" (June 22, 1939)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeConnee Boswell and John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra3:03
2."Still the Bluebird Sings" (June 9, 1939)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra3:37
3."A Man and His Dream" (June 9, 1939)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra3:02
4."Go Fly a Kite" (June 9, 1939)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra2:39
Total length:24:15

Bing Crosby, Collectors' Classics - Vol. 7[edit]

Track listing (DL 6014)[9]

Side one (from East Side of Heaven)
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed withLength
1."East Side of Heaven" (March 10, 1939)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra3:01
2."Sing a Song of Sunbeams" (March 10, 1939)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra2:50
3."That Sly Old Gentleman" (March 10, 1939)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra3:01
4."Hang Your Heart on a Hickory Limb" (March 10, 1939)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra2:32
Side two (from Rhythm on the River)
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed withLength
1."Only Forever" (July 3, 1940)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra3:07
2."When the Moon Comes over Madison Square" (July 3, 1940)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra2:38
3."That's For Me" (July 3, 1940)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra3:05
4."Rhythm on the River" (July 3, 1940)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra3:01
Total length:23:15

Bing Crosby, Collectors' Classics - Vol. 8[edit]

Track listing (DL 6015)[10]

Side one (from If I Had My Way)
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed withLength
1."I Haven’t Time to Be a Millionaire" (April 12, 1940)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra3:09
2."April Played the Fiddle" (April 12, 1940)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra3:00
3."The Pessimistic Character" (April 12, 1940)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra2:28
4."Meet the Sun Half-Way" (April 12, 1940)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra2:34
Side two (track 1 from If I Had Way; tracks 2-4 from Road to Singapore)
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed withLength
1."If I Had My Way" (March 31, 1939)James Kendis, Lou KleinJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra2:49
2."Sweet Potato Piper" (December 15, 1939)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter’s Frying Pan Five, and The Foursome2:22
3."Too Romantic" (December 15, 1939)James V. Monaco, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra3:09
4."The Moon and the Willow Tree" (December 15, 1939)Victor Schertzinger, Johnny BurkeJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra3:08
Total length:22:39

References[edit]

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