I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You

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1932 78 release on Brunswick Records as 6454.
1932 sheet music cover, Lawrence Music, New York.

"I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You" is a 1932 song recorded by Bing Crosby. The music was composed by Victor Young, with lyrics written by Ned Washington and Bing Crosby. The song is a jazz and pop standard recorded by many different artists.[1][2]

The song was recorded on October 14, 1932 by Bing Crosby in New York.[3] Bing Crosby was accompanied by the ARC Brunswick Studio Orchestra led by Lennie Hayton, who also played the piano. Two master versions were recorded: B12474-A at 3:12 and B12474-B at 3:18. The recording was released as a 78 single as Brunswick 6454, b/w "Just an Echo in the Valley", and Columbia DB-2030, b/w "Cabin in the Cotton", and as a 45, Columbia 39524, b/w "Temptation". The Brunswick recording charted on January 21, 1933, reaching no. 5 on the US chart.[4]

Crosby performed the song in the 1933 film short Please directed by Arvid E. Gillstrom[5] and he re-recorded the song in 1954 for his album Bing: A Musical Autobiography.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Second Hand Songs: I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You.". Secondhandsongs.com. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "(I Don't Stand A) Ghost of a Chance (With You) (1932) : Jazz Standards". Jazzstandards.com. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Song artist 1 - Bing Crosby". Tsort.info. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Please (1933)". IMDb.com. 15 December 1933. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 

Sources[edit]

  • Grudens, Richard (2002). Bing Crosby – Crooner of the Century. Celebrity Profiles Publishing Co.. ISBN 1-57579-248-6.
  • Macfarlane, Malcolm. Bing Crosby – Day By Day. Scarecrow Press, 2001.
  • Osterholm, J. Roger. Bing Crosby: A Bio-Bibliography. Greenwood Press, 1994.