St. Valentine's Day (album)

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St. Valentine's Day
St. Valentine's Day (Bing Crosby album) cover.jpg
Compilation album by Bing Crosby
Released1948 (original 78 album)
1949 (10" LP DL 5039)
Recorded1941 - 1945
GenrePopular
Length23:18
LabelDecca Records
Bing Crosby chronology
Bing Crosby – The Emperor Waltz
(1948)
St. Valentine's Day
(1948)
Bing Crosby Sings with Al Jolson, Bob Hope, Dick Haymes and the Andrews Sisters
(1948)

St. Valentine's Day is a Decca Records compilation album of recordings by Bing Crosby.

Background[edit]

Bing Crosby had enjoyed unprecedented success during the 1940s, with his output including six No. 1 hits in 1944 alone. His films, such as [Going My Way]] and The Bells of St. Mary's, were huge successes as were the Road films he made with Bob Hope. On radio, his Kraft Music Hall and Philco Radio Time shows were very popular. Decca Records exploited this by issuing a number of 78rpm album sets, some featuring freshly material and others using Crosby's back catalogue. Ten of these sets were released in 1946, nine in 1947 and nine more in 1948. Most of these 78rpm albums were reissued as 10" vinyl LP's in subsequent years.

St. Valentine's Day includes two of Crosby's No. 1 hits from 1944 – "I'll Be Seeing You" and "I Love You" – two other chart entries ("You and I" and "Miss You") plus re-recordings of the singer's first ever recordings for Decca in 1934 "I Love You Truly" and "Just A-Wearyin' for You".

Reception[edit]

The album reached No. 8 in the Billboard list of best-selling popular albums in February 1949. [1]

Track listing[edit]

These songs were featured on a four 10" 78 rpm album set, Decca Album No. A-621.[2]

Side / Title Writer(s) Recording date Performed with Time
Disc 1 (23971):
A. "I Love You Truly" Carrie Jacobs Bond April 18, 1945 John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra 2:56
B. "Just A-Wearyin' for You" Carrie Jacobs Bond April 18, 1945 John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra 3:08
Disc 2 (23482):
A. "The Sweetest Story Ever Told" R. M. Stults December 4, 1945 Ethel Smith and The Song Spinners 3:14
B. "Mighty Lak' a Rose" Frank Lebby Stanton, Ethelbert Nevin December 4, 1945 Ethel Smith and the Song Spinners 3:19
Disc 3 (24255):
A. "You and I" Meredith Willson May 23, 1941 John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra 2:35
B. "Miss You" Charles Tobias, Harry Tobias, Henry Tobias January 24, 1942 John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra 2:44
Disc 4 (24256):
A. "I'll Be Seeing You Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal February 17, 1944 John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra 2:47
B. "I Love You" Cole Porter February 11, 1944 John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra 2:35

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LP release[edit]

The album was also issued as a 10" vinyl LP in 1949 with the catalogue number DL 5039.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel. Joel Whitburn's Top LP's, 1945 - 1972. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 39.
  2. ^ "DISCOGS". discogs.com. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". A Bing Crosby Discography. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  4. ^ "DISCOGS". discogs.com. Retrieved September 15, 2015.