This edition of our
much-acclaimed magazine has a wide variety of articles ranging from the early
days of Bing’s career to Crosby matters arising in the
last few weeks. Jon Oye and Martin McQuade have come
up with some original research and we owe both our front and back covers to Jon
as well. The front cover was a black and white photo which Jon has colorized
especially for us. We reprint extracts from Metronome
magazine of October 1944 which give fascinating views of Bing as seen by Johnny
Mercer and Jimmy Van Heusen. Greg Van Beek interviews the Lennon Sisters, we
have reports of contacts with Emmy award winners, Ray Charles, Buz Kohan and
Dwight Hemion, all of whom who tell us what it was like to work with Bing.
niece Carolyn Schneider gives details of her recent activities, Gord Atkinson
looks at the work of Ken Carpenter, Keith Parkinson highlights Bing’s
film Dixie and the A-Z of Bing’s movies
has reached C. Aubrey Smith. Ken Crossland reviews the latest issues on CD and
DVD, Bert Bishop looks at Bing on the Box and the regular features of
‘Trading Post’ and ‘One Sweet Letter From You’ are
included as usual. The Books ‘n’ Bing section contains news of a
new book Going My Way: Bing Crosby and American
Culture which contains many of the papers delivered at the Hofstra
Conference in November 2002.
there’s far too much to list here, so get your copy as soon as possible.
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