We are seeing all kinds of
activity on the Crosby front with the Bing Crosby Estate launching various
initiatives in conjunction with Primary Wave. Christmas is on the horizon and
CD, vinyl and Blu-ray issues are starting to appear. Further details will be
found in this issue, which as usual has an eclectic mix of articles.
Elizabeth was a
Crosby fan in her earlier years and building on this, Martin McQuade
researched Bing’s links with the British Royal Family over the years.
Anton Garcia-Fernandez writes about the Eddie Lang and Bing Crosby
partnership. Eva Posin
has an in-depth look at the Crosby voice as it changed throughout the
Jeremy Rose examines Bing’s abortive recording session in the UK for
“Holiday in Europe” album and David Lobosco reviews one of the true
Crosby films. All of the other regulars are here too and this is my
to thank all contributors for their work over the last year.
It’s not easy to come up with a different article three times every
year and I
really appreciate their efforts which help to make the magazine
special. Michael Crampton, Perry Huntoon, Scott Payne and David
the men who keep the club together though and on behalf of all members,
extend my grateful thanks to them.
There’s a great new 2-CD
set from Sepia covering the “White Christmas” and “Holiday Inn” songs now
available and an insert is enclosed with this magazine enabling you to order it.
We hope to have another 2-CD set to follow on in the spring. I look forward to seeing
Bing back in the charts again this Christmas thanks to the streaming of his
seasonal songs. Let’s hope that eventually leads to more people discovering the
rest of his huge body of work.
Our front cover this time
is an appropriately seasonal picture of Bing and our back cover shows him with
Mary Carlisle in the Doctor Rhythm
56-page glossy magazine continues to be essential reading for the
Crosby supporter and order your copy of the magazine now by contacting
Huntoon (phone: (630) 357-5374).
details of earlier issues, click here.