A Bing Crosby Discography - part 2e - Radio
 
General Electric Company. 9 October 1952 to 30 May 1954

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Date: 9 October 1952
Location: Recorded 3 September 1952, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 1

a. GEC 1 Feet Up! (Pat Him On The Po-Po)(Bob Merrill)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

NOSTALGIA LP 12"LPF22015 — BING CROSBY - 20 GOLDEN GREATS Volume 2   
MAGIC LP 12"AWE7 — BING CROSBY - DARK MOON   (1982)
DOUBLE PLAY CDGRF016 — EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS   (1989)
b. GEC 1 Till The End Of The World(Vaughn Horton)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Red Nichols (cn)

c. GEC 1 Zing A Little Zong(Leo Robin, Harry Warren)

Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 1 Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart(Eberhard Storch, John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons)

Bing Crosby, Loulie Jean Norman (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

The new radio season finds Bing signed up with General Electric but with the same supporting team. Ken Carpenter as announcer, John Scott Trotter Orchestra, and the program was broadcast over the CBS network.

This show and the next recorded on the same day, with number 3 following after only three days later, before Bing's departure for France.

The process that was evident in some of the Chesterfield shows of pre recording songs in the studio and inserting them into the shows, thus making a show that was at least in part 'artificial' is now more evident. Sometimes the same recording was used on several occasions. The listing here has attempted to follow the format of the radio shows. However in some instances there were several takes for one song, with more than one available on record so the strict format of the show is not always possible.


Date: 16 October 1952
Location: Recorded 3 September 1952, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 2

a. GEC 2 Open Up Your Heart(Joe "Country" Washburne, Foster Carling)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 2 Just For You(Harry Warren, Leo Robin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 2 Zing A Little Zong(Leo Robin, Harry Warren)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Bell Sisters (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

JASMINE (UK) CDJASCD 634 — THE BELL SISTERS - BERMUDA GIRLS (DISC 2)   (2003)
d. GEC 2 Till The End Of The World(Vaughn Horton)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Red Nichols (cn)

e. GEC 2 Walkin' My Baby Back Home(Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)

Bing Crosby, Helen O'Connell (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 2 You Belong To Me(Redd Stewart, Frank "Pee Wee" King, Chilton Price)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 23 October 1952
Location: Recorded 6 September 1952, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 3

a. GEC 3 Feet Up! (Pat Him On The Po-Po)(Bob Merrill)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 3 Wish You Were Here(Harold J. Rome)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 3 Somebody Loves Me(Buddy DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ballard McDonald)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

d. GEC 3 Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart(Eberhard Storch, John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons)

Bing Crosby, Loulie Jean Norman (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 13 November 1952
Location: Recorded 9th November 1952, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 6

a. GEC 6 Just You, Just Me(Raymond Klages, Jesse Greer)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 6 Open Up Your Heart(Joe "Country" Washburne, Foster Carling)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 6 You'll Never Get Away(Alex Kramer, Joan Whitney, Hyman Zaret)

Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 6 Sleepy Time Gal(Ange Lorenzo, Richard A Whiting, Raymond B. Egan, Joseph Alden)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

e. GEC 6 Doodle-Doo-Doo(Art Kassel, Mel Stitzel)

Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

LIMITED EDITION CLUB LP 12"JGB1006 — KINDA DIXIE   
f. GEC 6 You Belong To Me(Redd Stewart, Frank "Pee Wee" King, Chilton Price)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

In the intervening period between the recording for the third General Electric show and the recording for this on 9th November, Bing had visited Britain and filmed "Little Boy Lost" in France. Shortly after his return on 25th October his wife collapsed and subsequently died. In consequence the GEC shows were hosted by Judy Garland and James Stewart. Vocal performers appearing were Rosemary Clooney and Gordon MacRae, with Ken Carpenter and John Scott Trotter remaining in their usual roles. The shows were broadcast on 30 October and 6 November, this one of 13 November therefore being numbered 6 in the sequence.

The Sunbeam LP HB 309 "The Dinah Shore- Bing Crosby Shows" apparently contains an edited version of the show but I lack information as to the completeness or otherwise.


Date: 20 November 1952
Location: Recorded 9th November 1952, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 7

a. GEC 7 The Glow-Worm(Paul Lincke, Johnny Mercer, Lilla Cayley Robinson)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

NOSTALGIA LP 12"LPF22015 — BING CROSBY - 20 GOLDEN GREATS Volume 2   
MAGIC LP 12"AWE7 — BING CROSBY - DARK MOON   (1982)
DEJA VU CDDVRECD — THE BING CROSBY STORY   (1989)
DOUBLE PLAY CDGRF016 — EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS   (1989)
BCE/HLC CDB0018921-02 — BING SINGS THE JOHNNY MERCER SONGBOOK   (2013)
b. GEC 7 The Live Oak Tree(Harry Warren, Leo Robin)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 7 Takes Two To Tango(Al Hoffman, Dick Manning)

Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

RIFF CDCDPRGA 50290 — BING AND HIS GAL PALS   (2004)
d. GEC 7 Dinah(Harry Akst, Joe Young, Sam M. Lewis)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

e. GEC 7 Silver Bells(Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)

Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr)

f. GEC 7 Wish You Were Here(Harold J. Rome)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 27 November 1952
Location: Recorded 17th November 1952, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 8

a. GEC 8 Just You, Just Me(Raymond Klages, Jesse Greer)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 8 Wish You Were Here(Harold J. Rome)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 8 Some Sunny Day(Irving Berlin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Red Nichols (cn)

d. GEC 8 That's A-Plenty(Lew Pollack, Ray Gilbert)

Connie Boswell, Bing Crosby (voc), Joe Rushton (Bax), John Scott Trotter's Dixieland Ensemble (ing), Red Nichols (cn), Ted Vesley (tb), Matty Matlock (cl), Buddy Cole (pno), Perry Botkin (gtr), Nick Fatool (dms)

PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12"NCP704 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 1   
LIMITED EDITION CLUB LP 12"JGB1010 — TEA FOR TWO - BING AND CONNEE FAMOUS DUETS   
UNITED ARTISTS LP 12"UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
GNP CRESCENDO CDGNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS 1   (1987)
READER'S DIGEST CDRB7-029-4 — BING CROSBY - HIS GREATEST HITS AND FINEST PERFORMANCES (disc 4)   (1997)
RIFF CDCDPRGA 50290 — BING AND HIS GAL PALS   (2004)
e. GEC 8 Keep It A Secret(Jessie Mae Robinson)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 8 The Live Oak Tree(Harry Warren, Leo Robin)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

g. GEC 8 You Belong To Me(Redd Stewart, Frank "Pee Wee" King, Chilton Price)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

This version of "That's A-Plenty" is usually assumed to be that which was mastered for commercial release by Decca. Lionel Pairpoint expresses a reservation -
"This is the only duet of the song, with Connie Boswell, heard during the GE series but there is a possibility that this is not the version of the song that was mastered for commercial release. A comparison between the broadcast version and the commercial issue reveals a minor but significant difference. On the broadcast version as evidenced by the above-mentioned issues the second rendition of the line, runs, “Well, you beat it out brother, there’s no other remedy (Yeah!) - And that’s a-plenty..” This interjection of “Yeah!”, by Connie Boswell, is not apparent on the commercial issue. The compiler prefers to keep an open mind on the subject!

The present compiler believes that it is just possible that some judicious editing was involved.


Date: 4 December 1952
Location: Recorded 23rd November 1952, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 9

a. GEC 9 Sleigh Ride(Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 9 The Merry-Go-Run-Around(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

JASMINE (UK) CDJASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   (1997)
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
c. GEC 9 White Christmas(Irving Berlin)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 11 December 1952
Location: Recorded 23rd November 1952, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 10

a. GEC 10 Open Up Your Heart(Joe "Country" Washburne, Foster Carling)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 10 Because You're Mine(Nicholas Brodszky, Sammy Cahn)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 10 Takes Two To Tango(Al Hoffman, Dick Manning)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12"NCP710 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 3   
MURRAY HILL RECORDS (US) LP 12"894637 — BING CROSBY AND HIS FRIENDS Disc 1    (1976)
MCA (Japan) LP 12"MCA-9301-4 — BING CROSBY RADIO SHOW Disc 1   (1977)
UNITED ARTISTS LP 12"UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
GNP CRESCENDO CDGNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS 1   (1987)
HALLMARK (UK) CDHALLMARK 303372 — BING CROSBY & FRIENDS- The Radio Years   (1996)
d. GEC 10 Silver Bells(Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 10 To See You Is To Love You(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

By this time it becoming noticeable that many broadcasts are being recorded "back to back" on the same day.


Date: 18 December 1952
Location: Recorded 30th November 1952, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 11

a. GEC 11 Sleigh Bell Serenade(Paul Francis Webster, Sonny Burke)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 11 Some Sunny Day(Irving Berlin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Red Nichols (cn)

BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12"BR111 — CROSBYANA   
LIMITED EDITION CLUB LP 12"JGB1006 — KINDA DIXIE   
ARTISTIC LP 12"ART 001 — BING CROSBY - BING'S PARTY   (1979)
PARROT CDPARCD002 — ELLA FITZGERALD AND BING CROSBY - MY HAPPINESS    (1992)
SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR CDDSOY 605 — BING CROSBY - I GOT RHYTHM   (2002)
SHOUT! FACTORY CDD3K31507 — SWINGIN' WITH BING - Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances Disc 3   (2004)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0022067-02 — BING SINGS THE IRVING BERLIN SONGBOOK   (2014)
c. GEC 11 Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer(Johnny Marks)

Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 11 To See You Is To Love You(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

ARTISTIC LP 12"ART 001 — BING CROSBY - BING'S PARTY   (1979)
SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR CDDSOY 605 — BING CROSBY - I GOT RHYTHM   (2002)

"Some Sunny Day" recorded 30 November 1952 for broadcast.


Date: 25 December 1952
Location: Recorded 30th November 1952, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 12

a. GEC 12 Adeste Fideles(Canon Frederick Oakley, John Francis Wade)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
b. GEC 12 O Come, All Ye Faithful(John Francis Wade, Canon Frederick Oakley)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
c. GEC 12 Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer(Johnny Marks)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
d. GEC 12 Sleigh Bell Serenade(Paul Francis Webster, Sonny Burke)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 12 Jingle Bells(James S Pierpoint)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
f. GEC 12 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)(Mel Tormé, Robert Wells)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
g. GEC 12 Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly(Traditional)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (chr)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
h. GEC 12 Away In A Manger(Anon, James Ramsey Murray)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (chr)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
i. GEC 12 O Little Town Of Bethlehem(Phillips Brooks, Lewis H Redner)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
j. GEC 12 The First Noel(Traditional)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (chr)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
k. GEC 12 White Christmas(Irving Berlin)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
l. GEC 12 Silent Night, Holy Night(Joseph Mohr, Franz Xaver Gruber)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (chr)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)

g, h, i, j;   a, b performed as medleys.


Date: 1 January 1953
Location: Recorded 30th November 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 13

a. GEC 13 Open Up Your Heart(Joe "Country" Washburne, Foster Carling)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 13 Keep It A Secret(Jessie Mae Robinson)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 13 Chicago Style(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)

Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PARROT CDPARCD002 — ELLA FITZGERALD AND BING CROSBY - MY HAPPINESS    (1992)
SHOUT! FACTORY CDD3K31507 — SWINGIN' WITH BING - Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances Disc 3   (2004)
d. GEC 13 Because You're Mine(Nicholas Brodszky, Sammy Cahn)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 13 You Belong To Me(Redd Stewart, Frank "Pee Wee" King, Chilton Price)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12"NCP707 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 2   
UNITED ARTISTS LP 12"UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
GNP CRESCENDO CDGNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS 1   (1987)
f. GEC 13 Wish You Were Here(Harold J. Rome)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12"NCP707 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 2   
UNITED ARTISTS LP 12"UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
GNP CRESCENDO CDGNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS 1   (1987)
ECHO - WAVELENGTH CDEJCD12 — BING CROSBY - BIG BAND DAYS   (1991)

Date: 8 January 1953
Location: Recorded 3rd January 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 14

a. GEC 14 Sleigh Ride(Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 14 Takes Two To Tango(Al Hoffman, Dick Manning)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

READER'S DIGEST CDRB7-029-4 — BING CROSBY - HIS GREATEST HITS AND FINEST PERFORMANCES (disc 4)   (1997)
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
c. GEC 14 Keep It A Secret(Jessie Mae Robinson)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 15 January 1953
Location: Recorded 10th January 1953 before army personnel at Military Training Centre, Fort Ord, California
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 15

a. GEC 15 The Glow-Worm(Paul Lincke, Johnny Mercer, Lilla Cayley Robinson)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 15 Chicago Style(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

JASMINE (UK) CDJASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   (1997)
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
c. GEC 15 Parody Open Up Your Heart(Joe "Country" Washburne, Foster Carling)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
d. GEC 15 Heart And Soul(Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Buddy Cole (pno)


Date: 22 January 1953
Location: Recorded 14th January 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 16

a. GEC 16 South Rampart Street Parade(Bob Haggart, Ray Bauduc, Steve Allen)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

JASMINE (UK) CDJASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   (1997)
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
b. GEC 16 Heart And Soul(Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

c. GEC 16 I Never Knew (I Could Love Anybody)(Tom Pitts, Roy K Marsh, Raymond B. Egan)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0022068-02 — SOME FINE OLD CHESTNUTS DELUXE EDITION   (2014)
d. GEC 16 Something To Remember You By(Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

JASMINE (UK) CDJASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   (1997)
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)

"I Never Knew (I Could Love Anybody)" take 2 recorded 14 January 1953.


Date: 29 January 1953
Location: Recorded 24th January 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 17

a. GEC 17 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes(Slim Willet)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 17 Keep It A Secret(Jessie Mae Robinson)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 17 Side By Side(Harry M. Woods)

Bing Crosby, Kay Starr (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 17 After You've Gone(Henry Creamer, Turner Layton)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

e. GEC 17 Because You're Mine(Nicholas Brodszky, Sammy Cahn)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Buddy Cole (pno)


Date: 5 February 1953
Location: Recorded 24th January 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 18

a. GEC 18 Lady Of Spain(Henry Tilsley, Tolchard Evans, Robert Hargreaves, Stanley J. Damerell)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12"NCP704 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 1   
MURRAY HILL RECORDS (US) LP 12"894637 — BING CROSBY AND HIS FRIENDS Disc 1    (1976)
MCA (Japan) LP 12"MCA-9301-4 — BING CROSBY RADIO SHOW Disc 1   (1977)
UNITED ARTISTS LP 12"UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
INTERTAPE CD500.027 — BING CROSBY   (1987)
GNP CRESCENDO CDGNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS 1   (1987)
DOUBLE PLAY CDGRF016 — EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS   (1989)
ECHO - WAVELENGTH CDEJCD12 — BING CROSBY - BIG BAND DAYS   (1991)
BEACH ROAD MUSIC MP3 — BING CROSBY - SHALL WE DANCE? ( MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0022069-02 — SONGS I WISH I HAD SUNG THE FIRST TIME AROUND DELUXE EDITION   (2014)
b. GEC 18 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes(Slim Willet)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12"NCP710 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 3   
MURRAY HILL RECORDS (US) LP 12"894637 — BING CROSBY AND HIS FRIENDS Disc 2   (1976)
MCA (Japan) LP 12"MCA-9301-4 — BING CROSBY RADIO SHOW Disc 2   (1977)
GNP CRESCENDO CDGNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS 1   (1987)
ECHO - WAVELENGTH CDEJCD12 — BING CROSBY - BIG BAND DAYS   (1991)
BEACH ROAD MUSIC MP3 — BING CROSBY - SHALL WE DANCE? ( MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
c. GEC 18 The Breeze (That's Bringing My Honey Back To Me)(Tony Sacco, Al Lewis, Dick Smith)

Bing Crosby, Kay Starr (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 18 Sleepy Time Gal(Ange Lorenzo, Richard A Whiting, Raymond B. Egan, Joseph Alden)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

e. GEC 18 Why Don't You Believe Me?(Lew Douglas, King Laney, Ray Rodd)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

"Lady Of Spain" appears on a number of issues some of which give other dates for the broadcast. The version listed here appears to be identical to that included in show number 34 broadcast on 28th May. Lionel Pairpoint appears satisfied they are the same, partly basing his conclusion on the pattern of applause. I see no reason to differ. Editing individual items fron one broadcast session to another was becoming increasingly frequent by this time.

"Lady of Spain" recorded 24 January 1953


Date: 12 February 1953
Location: Recorded 31st January 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 19

a. GEC 19 The Glow-Worm(Paul Lincke, Johnny Mercer, Lilla Cayley Robinson)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 19 Heart And Soul(Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)


Date: 19 February 1953
Location: Recorded 31st January 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 20

a. GEC 20 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes(Slim Willet)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 20 Trying(Billy Vaughn)

c. GEC 20 Chicago Style(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)

Bing Crosby, Joanne Gilbert (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 20 You Don't Know What Lonesome Is(Foster Carling, Joe "Country" Washburne)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Perry Botkin (gtr)

e. GEC 20 Why Don't You Believe Me?(Lew Douglas, King Laney, Ray Rodd)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr)


Date: 26 February 1953
Location: Recorded 7th February 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 21

a. GEC 21 Lady Of Spain(Henry Tilsley, Tolchard Evans, Robert Hargreaves, Stanley J. Damerell)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 21 Till I Waltz Again With You(Sidney Prosen)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 21 That's A-Plenty(Lew Pollack, Ray Gilbert)

Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 21 Keep It A Secret(Jessie Mae Robinson)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 21 June In January(Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 5 March 1953
Location: Recorded 7th February 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 22

a. GEC 22 Bye Bye Blues(Fred Hamm, Bert Lown, Dave Bennett, Chauncey Gray)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 22 My Devotion(Johnny Napton, Roc Hillman)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 22 Open Up Your Heart(Joe "Country" Washburne, Foster Carling)

Jimmy Boyd, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 22 Quizas, Quizas, Quizas(Osvaldo Farres, Joe Davis)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 22 Why Don't You Believe Me?(Lew Douglas, King Laney, Ray Rodd)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 12 March 1953
Location: Plaza Theatre, Palm Springs
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 23

a. GEC 23 Jeepers Creepers(Johnny Mercer, Harry Warren)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BCE/HLC CDB0018921-02 — BING SINGS THE JOHNNY MERCER SONGBOOK   (2013)
b. GEC 23 Till I Waltz Again With You(Sidney Prosen)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 23 Two Shillelagh O'Sullivan(Perry Botkin, Preston Foster)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

"Two Shillelagh O’Sullivan" was inserted from Chesterfield show number 98 of 12th March 1952, even including a lengthy piece of introductory dialogue.


Date: 14 March 1953
Location: Hollywood CA
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GENERAL ELECTRIC RECORDING SESSION

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

a. General Electric unbroadcast recording I Never Knew (That Roses Grew) - 2:48(Ted Fio Rito, Gus Kahn)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0022068-02 — SOME FINE OLD CHESTNUTS DELUXE EDITION   (2014)

Date: 19 March 1953
Location: The Plaza Theatre, Palm Springs
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 24

a. GEC 24 Mister Tap Toe(Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr, Frank Miller (born 1918))

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 24 Mexicali Rose(Helen Stone, Jack B Tenney)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 24 Avalon Town(Grant Clarke, Nacio Herb Brown)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0022068-02 — SOME FINE OLD CHESTNUTS DELUXE EDITION   (2014)
d. GEC 24 Harbour Lights(Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams)

Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

"Avalon Town" recorded February 1953.


Date: 26 March 1953
Location: Recorded during Feb. - Mar. 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 25

a. GEC 25 Bye Bye Blues(Fred Hamm, Bert Lown, Dave Bennett, Chauncey Gray)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 25 Trying(Billy Vaughn)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 25 You're Just In Love(Irving Berlin)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
d. GEC 25 It's Only A Paper Moon(Harold Arlen, E Y (Yip) Harburg, Billy Rose)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

JASMINE (UK) CDJASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   (1997)
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
e. GEC 25 Mandy, Make Up Your Mind(Arthur Johnston, George W. Meyer, Roy Turk, Grant Clarke)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter's Dixieland Ensemble (ing)

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0022069-02 — SONGS I WISH I HAD SUNG THE FIRST TIME AROUND DELUXE EDITION   (2014)
f. GEC 25 Heart And Soul(Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

GRAPPENHAUSER LP 12"GRAP1001 — MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!   (1981)

The Dixieland group is Red Nichols (cornet); Ted Vesley (trombone); Matty Matlock (clarinet); Buddy Cole (piano); Perry Botkin (guitar); Don Whitaker (bass), Nick Fatool (drums).

There appear to have been a number of recording sessions at Palm Springs in the period Febuary- March 1953 at which many songs were recorded for insertion into subsequent shows. Some songs were recorded in slightly different versions. It is not always possible to establish with precision which songs were recorded when and into which programs they might have been inserted.

"Mandy, Make Up Your Mind" was recorded March 1953.


Date: 2 April 1953
Location: Recorded during Feb. - Mar. 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 26

a. GEC 26 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans(Henry Creamer, Turner Layton)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BEACH ROAD MUSIC MP3 — BING CROSBY - SHALL WE DANCE? ( MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0022069-02 — SONGS I WISH I HAD SUNG THE FIRST TIME AROUND DELUXE EDITION   (2014)
b. GEC 26 Ohio(Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)

c. GEC 26 Chicago Style(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
d. GEC 26 Easter Parade(Irving Berlin)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
e. GEC 26 One Little Candle(J. Maloy Roach, George Mysels)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr)

See Note under GE 25.

"Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" was recorded March 1953.


Date: 9 April 1953
Location: Recorded during Feb. - Mar. 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 27

a. GEC 27 Mister Tap Toe(Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr, Frank Miller (born 1918))

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 27 People Will Say We're In Love(Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
c. GEC 27 Lazy(Irving Berlin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 27 Huckleberry Finn(Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young, Cliff Hess)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 27 In A Shady Nook, By A Babbling Brook(Edward G Nelson, Harry Pease)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 27 Only Forever(Johnny Burke, James V Monaco)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

JASMINE (UK) CDJASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   (1997)
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
g. overdub for H&H Only Forever - 3:07(Johnny Burke, James V Monaco)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

H & H MUSIC CDHHCD 913 — BING CROSBY & ROSEMARY CLOONEY - THE NEW RECORDINGS   (2013)

c, d, e performed as medley.

See Note under GE 25


Date: 16 April 1953
Location: Recorded during Feb. - Mar. 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 28

a. GEC 28 Wild Horses(Johnny Burke (as K.C. Rogan))

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 28 Till I Waltz Again With You(Sidney Prosen)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

GRAPPENHAUSER LP 12"GRAP1001 — MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!   (1981)
c. GEC 28 Keep It A Secret(Jessie Mae Robinson)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 28 Why Don't You Believe Me?(Lew Douglas, King Laney, Ray Rodd)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

GRAPPENHAUSER LP 12"GRAP1001 — MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!   (1981)
e. GEC 28 Here Ends The Rainbow (Waiting For Thee) (Also k/a The Hawaiian Wedding Song)(Johnny Burke, Charles E King)

Bing Crosby, George Kainapau (voc), George Kainapau Serenaders (ing)

ECHO - WAVELENGTH CDEJCD12 — BING CROSBY - BIG BAND DAYS   (1991)
f. GEC 28 There's Music In You(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

g. GEC 28 A Quiet Girl(Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

See Note under GE 25


Date: 23 April 1953
Location: Recorded during Feb. - Mar. 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 29

a. GEC 29 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans(Henry Creamer, Turner Layton)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 29 There's Music In You(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 29 April In Paris(E Y (Yip) Harburg, Vernon Duke)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2159 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017956-02 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2013)
d. GEC 29 as broadcast These Foolish Things(Holt Marvel (Eric Maschwitz), Jack Strachey, Harry Link)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

JASMINE (UK) CDJASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   (1997)
e. GEC 29 as broadcast We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye(Harry M. Woods)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

JASMINE (UK) CDJASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   (1997)
f. GEC 29 as broadcast You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To(Cole Porter)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

JASMINE (UK) CDJASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   (1997)
g. GEC 29 A Quiet Girl(Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

h. GEC 29 Version 1 These Foolish Things(Holt Marvel (Eric Maschwitz), Jack Strachey, Harry Link)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
i. GEC 29 Version 1 We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye(Harry M. Woods)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
j. GEC 29 Version 1 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To(Cole Porter)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
k. GEC 29 Version 2 These Foolish Things(Holt Marvel (Eric Maschwitz), Jack Strachey, Harry Link)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
l. GEC 29 Version 2 (pickup) You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To(Cole Porter)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
m. GEC 29 Version 2 We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye(Harry M. Woods)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
n. GEC 29 Version 3 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To(Cole Porter)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)

d, e, f;   h, i, j;   k, l, m performed as medleys.

See Note under GE 25

The studio recording session for subsequent broadcast produced two versions of the medley with a "flub" or "fluff" on "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and subsequent second version "pickups" on parts. The Collectors' Choice CD contains all of these, whilst the Jasmine set contains the edited versions as broadcast.


Date: 30 April 1953
Location: Recorded 14th March 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 30

a. GEC 30 Wild Horses(Johnny Burke (as K.C. Rogan))

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr)

b. GEC 30 April In Portugal(Raul Ferrao, Jimmy Kennedy)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr)

c. GEC 30 Wait 'Till The Sun Shines, Nellie(Andrew B Sterling, Harry von Tilzer)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Bell Sisters (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

JASMINE (UK) CDJASCD 634 — THE BELL SISTERS - BERMUDA GIRLS (DISC 2)   (2003)
d. GEC 30 Do You Ever Think Of Me?(Earl Burtnett, John Cooper, Harry D Kerr)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

e. GEC 30 Salomee (With Her Seven Veils)(Jule Styne, Bob Hilliard)

Bing Crosby (voc), Chorus (vgr)

f. GEC 30 Hush-A-Bye(Sammy Fain, Jerry Seelen)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

Lionel Pairpoint makes a special point of the spelling of “Salomee”, stating that it was published so as being part of the score for the Broadway musical, “Hazel Flagg”. Most other references list the song as "Salome, How She Danced"


Date: 7 May 1953
Location: Recorded February - March 1953, Palm Springs
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 31

a. GEC 31 Wild Horses(Johnny Burke (as K.C. Rogan))

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 31 And The Angels Sing(Johnny Mercer, Ziggy Elman)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Ziggy Elman (tr)

BEACH ROAD MUSIC MP3 — BING CROSBY - WITH ALL MY HEART (MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
BCE/HLC CDB0018921-02 — BING SINGS THE JOHNNY MERCER SONGBOOK   (2013)
c. GEC 31 Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider(Eddie Munson, Eddie Leonard)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Red Nichols (cn)

d. GEC 31 My Devotion(Johnny Napton, Roc Hillman)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Bobby Guy (tr)

e. GEC 31 Hawaiian Paradise(Harry Owens)

Bing Crosby, George Kainapau (voc), George Kainapau Serenaders (ing)

f. GEC 31 April In Portugal(Raul Ferrao, Jimmy Kennedy)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

See Note under GE 25

"Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider" remastered and commercially issued by Decca (see relevant section)


Date: 14 May 1953
Location: Recorded 14th March 1953, Hollywood, Calif.
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 32

a. GEC 32 'Deed I Do(Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0022069-02 — SONGS I WISH I HAD SUNG THE FIRST TIME AROUND DELUXE EDITION   (2014)
b. GEC 32 Salomee (With Her Seven Veils)(Jule Styne, Bob Hilliard)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 32 Small Fry(Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael)

Jimmy Boyd, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 32 Wild Horses(Johnny Burke (as K.C. Rogan))

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 32 Hush-A-Bye(Sammy Fain, Jerry Seelen)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

"'Deed I Do" was recorded on 14 March 1953.


Date: 21 May 1953
Location: Recorded in February or March 1953 See notes relating to venue, Palm Springs (though stated to be Paris, France)
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 33

a. GEC 33 Mademoiselle De Paris (in English)(Paul Durand, Mitchell Parish, Eric Maschwitz)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 33 Hello, Young Lovers(Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BEACH ROAD MUSIC MP3 — BING CROSBY - WITH ALL MY HEART (MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
c. GEC 33 Sleepy Time Gal(Ange Lorenzo, Richard A Whiting, Raymond B. Egan, Joseph Alden)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

d. GEC 33 A Quiet Girl(Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 33 Some Enchanted Evening(Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BEACH ROAD MUSIC MP3 — BING CROSBY - WITH ALL MY HEART (MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)

This programme and the next six are all introduced as being transcribed in Paris, France.

Lionel Pairpoint long ago drew attention to the possible problems in taking this at face value - the entire crew, which he lists as John Scott Trotter plus orchestra, Ken Carpenter, Joe Venuti, Buddy Cole, Bill Morrow and Murdo MacKenzie, plus a number of others, many of whom presumably had other commitments, would have had to accompany Bing.

Bing commenced his trip to Europe in March, with son, Lindsay, and returned in June.

In fact it was confirmed in 2011 with the issue of a series of recordings by the Crosby estate, that all of the musical items at least were made in an extended series of recording sessions during February and March 1953 in Palm Springs.

Why the deception? - I can only suppose that the radio network, or the sponsors, still wished to give some sort of air of immediacy, and not admit to the fact that much material had been "put in the can" to be pulled out while Bing was on holiday. It is possible that some verbal linkage from Bing might have been recorded in Paris which might at least partly justify the phrase "transcribed in Paris".


Date: 28 May 1953
Location: Recorded in February or March 1953 See notes for GEC 33 as to venue, Palm Springs (though stated to be Paris, France)
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 34

a. GEC 34 Lady Of Spain(Henry Tilsley, Tolchard Evans, Robert Hargreaves, Stanley J. Damerell)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

UNITED ARTISTS LP 12"UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
b. GEC 34 Domino(Don Raye, Louis Ferrari, Jacques Plante)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BCE/HLC CDB0018939-02 — Le BING: SONG HITS OF PARIS : 60th Anniversary DeLuxe Edition   (2013)
c. GEC 34 Embrasse-Moi Bien (Hold Me Close) (in English)(Paul Durand, Richard Driscoll)

Bing Crosby (voc), Joe Venuti (vln)

d. GEC 34 Somebody Loves Me(Buddy DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ballard McDonald)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

e. GEC 34 There's Music In You(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

Songs used before include “Domino” and “Lady Of Spain”.


Date: 4 June 1953
Location: Recorded February - March 1953 see notes for GEC 33 as to venue, Palm Springs (though stated to be Paris, France)
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 35

a. GEC 35 All My Love(Paul Durand, Mitchell Parish)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BCE/HLC CDB0018939-02 — Le BING: SONG HITS OF PARIS : 60th Anniversary DeLuxe Edition   (2013)
b. GEC 35 Valencia(Lucien Boyer, Jose Padilla, Clifford Grey, Jacques Charles)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12"NCP710 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 3   
MURRAY HILL RECORDS (US) LP 12"894637 — BING CROSBY AND HIS FRIENDS Disc 3   (1976)
MCA (Japan) LP 12"MCA-9301-4 — BING CROSBY RADIO SHOW Disc 3   (1977)
GNP CRESCENDO CDGNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS 1   (1987)
c. GEC 35 Granada(Augustin Lara, Dorothy Dodd)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BEACH ROAD MUSIC MP3 — BING CROSBY - SHALL WE DANCE? ( MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
d. GEC 35 The Belle Of Barcelona(Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly)

Bing Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 35 Do You Ever Think Of Me?(Earl Burtnett, John Cooper, Harry D Kerr)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

f. GEC 35 Summertime(DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)



Date: 11 June 1953
Location: Recorded in February & March 1953 see notes for GEC 33 as to venue, Palm Springs (though stated to be Paris, France)
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 36

a. GEC 36 Mademoiselle De Paris (in French)(Paul Durand, Henri Contet)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 36 Domino(Don Raye, Louis Ferrari, Jacques Plante)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 36 And He'd Say Oo-la-la! Wee-wee(Harry Ruby, George Jessel)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BCE/HLC CDB0018939-02 — Le BING: SONG HITS OF PARIS : 60th Anniversary DeLuxe Edition   (2013)
d. GEC 36 How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm (After They've Seen Paree)? (G)(Walter Donaldson, Joe Young, Sam M. Lewis)

Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BCE/HLC CDB0018939-02 — Le BING: SONG HITS OF PARIS : 60th Anniversary DeLuxe Edition   (2013)
e. GEC 36 Oui, Oui, Marie(Alfred Bryan, Joseph McCarthy, Fred Fisher)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BCE/HLC CDB0018939-02 — Le BING: SONG HITS OF PARIS : 60th Anniversary DeLuxe Edition   (2013)
f. GEC 36 Oui, Oui, Marie(Alfred Bryan, Joseph McCarthy, Fred Fisher)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

g. GEC 36 I Never Knew (I Could Love Anybody)(Tom Pitts, Roy K Marsh, Raymond B. Egan)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

h. GEC 36 Embrasse-Moi Bien (Hold Me Close) (in French)(Paul Durand, Henri Contet)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BCE/HLC CDB0018939-02 — Le BING: SONG HITS OF PARIS : 60th Anniversary DeLuxe Edition   (2013)
i. GEC 36 You Go To My Head(Haven Gillespie, J. Fred Coots)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2159 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017956-02 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2013)

c, d, e performed as medley.

The second performance of 'Ou, Oui, Marie' is prompted by Bing, at the end of the first, stating that the verse had been omitted. The whole piece is then sung again.


Date: 18 June 1953
Location: Recorded February - March 1953 see notes for GEC 33 as to venue, Palm Springs (though stated to be Paris, France)
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 37

a. GEC 37 Valencia(Lucien Boyer, Jose Padilla, Clifford Grey, Jacques Charles)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 37 Reprise in French La Seine (In English)(Guy LaFarge, Allan Roberts, Alan Holt)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 37 Tenderfoot(Bill Brill (aka Bing Crosby), Perry Botkin, Bob Bowen)

Bing Crosby (voc), Perry Botkin (gtr)

d. GEC 37 Cela M'est Egal(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)

Bing Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BCE/HLC CDB0018939-02 — Le BING: SONG HITS OF PARIS : 60th Anniversary DeLuxe Edition   (2013)
e. GEC 37 Begin The Beguine(Cole Porter)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BEACH ROAD MUSIC MP3 — BING CROSBY - SHALL WE DANCE? ( MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
f. GEC 37 Mon Coeur Est Un Violon (in French)(Miarka Lapacerie, Auguste Richepin, Jacqueline Richepin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

g. GEC 37 false start breakdown & take4 Mon Coeur Est Un Violon (in French)(Miarka Lapacerie, Auguste Richepin, Jacqueline Richepin)

Bing Crosby (voc),

BCE/HLC CDB0018939-02 — Le BING: SONG HITS OF PARIS : 60th Anniversary DeLuxe Edition   (2013)
h. GEC 37 take 2 breakdown, pickup La Seine (English/French)(Guy LaFarge, Flavier Monod)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BCE/HLC CDB0018939-02 — Le BING: SONG HITS OF PARIS : 60th Anniversary DeLuxe Edition   (2013)
i. GEC 37 pickup with French chorus La Seine (in French)(Guy LaFarge, Flavier Monod)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BCE/HLC CDB0018939-02 — Le BING: SONG HITS OF PARIS : 60th Anniversary DeLuxe Edition   (2013)
j. GEC 37 broadcast edit La Seine (English/French)(Guy LaFarge, Flavier Monod)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BCE/HLC CDB0018939-02 — Le BING: SONG HITS OF PARIS : 60th Anniversary DeLuxe Edition   (2013)

"Tenderfoot" is the commercially issued version.
Clearly the various attempts at "La Seine" and "Mon Coeur Est Un Violon" were not broadcast.


Date: 25 June 1953
Location: Recorded February - March 1953 see notes for GEC 33 as to venue, Palm Springs (though stated to be Paris, France)
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 38

a. GEC 38 Mademoiselle De Paris (in English)(Paul Durand, Mitchell Parish, Eric Maschwitz)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 38 Night And Day(Cole Porter)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BEACH ROAD MUSIC MP3 — BING CROSBY - WITH ALL MY HEART (MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
c. GEC 38 The Belle Of Barcelona(Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly)

Bing Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 38 You Go To My Head(Haven Gillespie, J. Fred Coots)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 38 Some Enchanted Evening(Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 2 July 1953
Location: Recorded February - March 1953 see notes for GEC 33 as to venue, Palm Springs (though stated to be Paris, France)
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 39

a. GEC 39 All My Love(Paul Durand, Mitchell Parish)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 39 A Quiet Girl(Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 39 Mon Coeur Est Un Violon (in French)(Miarka Lapacerie, Auguste Richepin, Jacqueline Richepin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 39 Cela M'est Egal(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)

Bing Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 39 La Seine (in French)(Guy LaFarge, Flavier Monod)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 39 Granada(Augustin Lara, Dorothy Dodd)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

g. GEC 39 Summertime(DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)



Date: 27 September 1953
Location: Recorded 15 September 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 40

a. GEC 40 Down By The Riverside(Dazz Jordan)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 40 Vaya Con Dios(Buddy Pepper, Inez James, Larry Russell, Carl Hoff)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

READER'S DIGEST CDRB7-029-4 — BING CROSBY - HIS GREATEST HITS AND FINEST PERFORMANCES (disc 4)   (1997)
c. GEC 40 What A Little Moonlight Can Do(Harry M. Woods)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 40 Embrasse-Moi Bien (Hold Me Close) (in English)(Paul Durand, Richard Driscoll)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 40 The Magic Window(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

From this point in the GEC series, the opening signature tune is replaced by an orchestral opening, and commercials are dropped to be replaced by discussions on a theme, usually of a political nature, indicative of the cold war then at its height. GEC is rarely mentioned and it is interesting to speculate what commercial gain was there for them in sponsoring a commercial free show.

"What A Little Moonlight Can Do" and "Embrasse-Moi Bien" are the versions issued commercially.


Date: 4 October 1953
Location: Recorded 15 September 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 41

a. GEC 41 Keep It Gay(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BEACH ROAD MUSIC MP3 — BING CROSBY - SHALL WE DANCE? ( MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
b. GEC 41 Violets And Violins(Jack Lawrence, Miarka Lapacerie)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 41 Tenderfoot(Bill Brill (aka Bing Crosby), Perry Botkin, Bob Bowen)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Perry Botkin (gtr)

d. GEC 41 Down By The Riverside(Dazz Jordan)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 41 Mademoiselle De Paris (in English)(Paul Durand, Mitchell Parish, Eric Maschwitz)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 41 No Other Love(Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (pno)

"Down By The Riverside" is the version mastered for commercial release.


Date: 11 October 1953
Location: Recorded 20 September 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 42

a. GEC 42 C. O. D. (Send Me C.O.D. My Broken Heart)(Guy Singer)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 42 I Love Paris(Cole Porter)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BEACH ROAD MUSIC MP3 — BING CROSBY - WITH ALL MY HEART (MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
BCE/HLC CDB0018939-02 — Le BING: SONG HITS OF PARIS : 60th Anniversary DeLuxe Edition   (2013)
c. GEC 42 That's Amore(Harry Warren, Jack Brooks)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
d. GEC 42 The Lost Chord(Arthur Sullivan)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Buddy Cole (org)

e. GEC 42 Little Brown Jug(Traditional)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (org)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
f. GEC 42 Sweet Genevieve(Henry Tucker, George Cooper)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Buddy Cole (por)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
g. GEC 42 It's Easy To Remember(Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d, e, f performed as medley.

"I Love Paris" is the version that was mastered for commercial release.


Date: 18 October 1953
Location: Recorded 20 September 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 43

a. GEC 43 They All Laughed(Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 43 P.S. I Love You(Johnny Mercer, Gordon Jenkins)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12"NCP707 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 2   
ECHO JAZZ LP 12"EJLP12 — BING CROSBY - BIG BAND DAYS   
MURRAY HILL RECORDS (US) LP 12"894637 — BING CROSBY AND HIS FRIENDS Disc 1    (1976)
MCA (Japan) LP 12"MCA-9301-4 — BING CROSBY RADIO SHOW Disc 1   (1977)
UNITED ARTISTS LP 12"UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
INTERTAPE CD500.027 — BING CROSBY   (1987)
GNP CRESCENDO CDGNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS 1   (1987)
DOUBLE PLAY CDGRF016 — EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS   (1989)
BEACH ROAD MUSIC MP3 — BING CROSBY - WITH ALL MY HEART (MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
BCE/HLC CDB0018921-02 — BING SINGS THE JOHNNY MERCER SONGBOOK   (2013)
c. GEC 43 Allez-Vous-En(Cole Porter)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BCE/HLC CDB0018939-02 — Le BING: SONG HITS OF PARIS : 60th Anniversary DeLuxe Edition   (2013)
d. GEC 43 Shine On Harvest Moon(Jack Norworth, Nora Bayes)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
e. GEC 43 Buckle Down Winsocki(Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
f. GEC 43 Indian Summer(Victor Herbert, Al Dubin)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
g. GEC 43 (Where Is Your Heart?) The Song From Moulin Rouge(Georges Auric, William Engvick)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12"NCP704 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 1   
ECHO JAZZ LP 12"EJLP12 — BING CROSBY - BIG BAND DAYS   
UNITED ARTISTS LP 12"UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
GNP CRESCENDO CDGNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS 1   (1987)
BCE/HLC CDB0018939-02 — Le BING: SONG HITS OF PARIS : 60th Anniversary DeLuxe Edition   (2013)

Date: 25 October 1953
Location: Recorded 18 October 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 44

a. GEC 44 Row, Row, Row(James V Monaco, William Jerome)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 44 My Love, My Love(Nick Acquaviva, Bob Haymes)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 44 Valencia(Lucien Boyer, Jose Padilla, Clifford Grey, Jacques Charles)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 44 C'est Si Bon(Henri Betti, Andre Hornez, Jerry Seelen)

Bing Crosby, Jane Morgan (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BCE/HLC CDB0018939-02 — Le BING: SONG HITS OF PARIS : 60th Anniversary DeLuxe Edition   (2013)
e. GEC 44 Everybody Loves My Baby(Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter's Dixieland Ensemble (ing)

PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12"NCP704 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 1   
KOALA LP 12"KO14207 — YOU KEEP COMING BACK LIKE A SONG   
GNP CRESCENDO CDGNPD9052 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS 2   (1987)
f. GEC 44 Vaya Con Dios(Buddy Pepper, Inez James, Larry Russell, Carl Hoff)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12"NCP707 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 2   
KOALA LP 12"AW14129 — SWING WITH BING   
GNP CRESCENDO CDGNPD9052 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS 2   (1987)

This show appears to have been broadcast out of the sequence of the recording dates, the two programmes appearing immediately after being recorded previously. There seems no obvious explanation.

Lionel Pairpoint lists " Everybody Loves My Baby" on Koala KO14207 as originating from this broadcast solely on the basis of the pattern of applause. Unhappily this was the very first LP that I sold out of my collection and am unable to check. I have regretted the sale ever since but was offered a price I could hardly refuse at the time!


Date: 1 November 1953
Location: Recorded 4 October 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 45

a. GEC 45 Keep It Gay(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 45 It's Easy To Remember(Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 45 What A Little Moonlight Can Do(Harry M. Woods)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 45 Granada(Augustin Lara, Dorothy Dodd)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 45 Oh! How I Laugh When I Think How I Cried About You(Roy Turk, Willy White, George Jessel)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter's Dixieland Ensemble (ing)

BCE/HLC CDBC0001 — BING IN DIXIELAND   (2011)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017953-02 — BING IN DIXIELAND   (2013)
f. GEC 45 I Love Paris(Cole Porter)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

"What A Little Moonlight Can Do" is the version that was mastered for commercial release.


Date: 8 November 1953
Location: Recorded 4 October 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 46

a. GEC 46 They All Laughed(Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 46 Mon Coeur Est Un Violon (in French)(Miarka Lapacerie, Auguste Richepin, Jacqueline Richepin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 46 Down By The Riverside(Dazz Jordan)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 46 Everybody Loves My Baby(Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter's Dixieland Ensemble (ing)

BCE/HLC CDBC0001 — BING IN DIXIELAND   (2011)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017953-02 — BING IN DIXIELAND   (2013)
e. GEC 46 Walk Me By The River(Redd Stewart, Margery Rothgeb, Frank "Pee Wee" King)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole (por)

f. GEC 46 No Other Love(Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

"Mon Coeur Est Un Violon" is the version mastered for commercial release.

Bing introduces "Everybody Loves My Baby" as being accompanied by "our very competent jazz group". This implies John Scott Trotter's usual Dixie style line up. However one authority names this as The Firehouse Five Plus Two. This group did appear on some Bing Crosby shows under their own name but the present compiler thinks it unilkely that they would appear anonymously.


Date: 15 November 1953
Location: Recorded 8th November 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 47

a. GEC 47 Pa-Paya Mama(Larry Coleman, Norman Gimbel, George Sandler)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

LIMITED EDITION CLUB LP 12"JGB1005 — BING CROSBY - SLIGHTLY LATIN   
b. GEC 47 La Seine (in French)(Guy LaFarge, Flavier Monod)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 47 S'Wonderful(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)

Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 47 Collegiate(Nat Bonx, Lew Brown, Moe Jaffe)

Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 47 Betty Co-Ed(Rudy Vallee, J.Paul Fogarty)

Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 47 Varsity Drag(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)

Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

g. GEC 47 Vaya Con Dios(Buddy Pepper, Inez James, Larry Russell, Carl Hoff)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d, e, f performed as medley.


Date: 15 November 1953
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
The Bing Crosby Show for General Electric

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

a. Unbroadcast GE recording Eternally - 2:27(Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner, Charles Chaplin)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0027588-02 — AMONG MY SOUVENIRS - MORE TREASURES FROM THE CROSBY ARCHIVE (CD2)   (2017)

Date: 22 November 1953
Location: Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 48

a. GEC 48 Y'all Come(Arlie Duff)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Cass County Boys (ing)

b. GEC 48 Oh!(Byron Gay, Arnold Johnson)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 48 Something To Remember You By(Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
d. GEC 48 That's Amore(Harry Warren, Jack Brooks)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 48 Think

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 48 Granada(Augustin Lara, Dorothy Dodd)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

g. GEC 48 Changing Partners(Joseph Darion, Larry Coleman)

Bing Crosby, Marie Green (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

"Y’All Come" is the version mastered for commercial release.

The notes to the Collectors' Choice issue state that 'Something To Remember You By' was recorded during February and March 1953.

See also the note relating to usage of recordings to insert into programmes at General Electric No.1


Date: 29 November 1953
Location: Recorded 8 November 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 49

a. GEC 49 Pa-Paya Mama(Larry Coleman, Norman Gimbel, George Sandler)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 49 Valencia(Lucien Boyer, Jose Padilla, Clifford Grey, Jacques Charles)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 49 Exactly Like You(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)

Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 49 You Are Too Beautiful(Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 49 I Got Rhythm(Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin)

Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 49 They Can't Take That Away From Me(Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin)

Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

g. GEC 49 P.S. I Love You(Johnny Mercer, Gordon Jenkins)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

"Pa-Paya Mama" is the same performance as that in GEC 47.


Date: 6 December 1953
Location: Recorded 15 November 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 50

a. GEC 50 The Gypsy In My Soul(Moe Jaffe, Clay Boland)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12"BR111 — CROSBYANA   
BEACH ROAD MUSIC MP3 — BING CROSBY - SHALL WE DANCE? ( MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
b. GEC 50 Allez-Vous-En(Cole Porter)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 50 You're Just In Love(Irving Berlin)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

JASMINE (UK) CDJASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   (1997)
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
d. overdub for H&H You're Just In Love(Irving Berlin)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

H & H MUSIC CDHHCD 913 — BING CROSBY & ROSEMARY CLOONEY - THE NEW RECORDINGS   (2013)
e. GEC 50 These Foolish Things(Holt Marvel (Eric Maschwitz), Jack Strachey, Harry Link)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 50 We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye(Harry M. Woods)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

g. GEC 50 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To(Cole Porter)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

h. GEC 50 My Love, My Love(Nick Acquaviva, Bob Haymes)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

Lionel Pairpoint declares some doubt as to whether the version of "Gypsy In My Soul" that appears on Broadway Intermission BR111 is from this broadcast, whilst accepting that it is identical. He explains that on BR111 Bing can be heard saying "thank you" in the midst of applause whereas on the broadcast version no word is evident. I believe it might have been possible for the issuers of the record to use a copy of a pre-edited version of the broadcast tape, the applause being shortened for the broadcast (and the words "thank you" lost). It is also possible that they have spliced in applause from other sources. The actual musical performance is the same. It would seem merely to confirm the fact that much of the material was assembled from pre-recordings some of which in consequence exist with slightly different 'noises off'.

The notes to the Collectors' Choice issue state that 'You're Just In Love' was recorded during February and March 1953.

See also the note relating to usage of recordings to insert into programmes at General Electric No.1


Date: 13 December 1953
Location: Recorded 15 November 1953, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 51

a. GEC 51 Row, Row, Row(James V Monaco, William Jerome)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 51 Think

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 51 Silver Bells(Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)

Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

SHOUT! FACTORY CDD3K31507 — SWINGIN' WITH BING - Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances Disc 3   (2004)
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
d. GEC 51 White Christmas(Irving Berlin)

Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PARROT CDPARCD002 — ELLA FITZGERALD AND BING CROSBY - MY HAPPINESS    (1992)
SHOUT! FACTORY CDD3K31507 — SWINGIN' WITH BING - Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances Disc 3   (2004)
e. GEC 51 (Where Is Your Heart?) The Song From Moulin Rouge(Georges Auric, William Engvick)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 20 December 1953
Location: See note as to recording date, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 52

a. GEC 52 Adeste Fideles(Canon Frederick Oakley, John Francis Wade)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 52 O Come, All Ye Faithful(John Francis Wade, Canon Frederick Oakley)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 52 Sleigh Ride(Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2161 — BING CROSBY - THE CROSBY CHRISTMAS SESSIONS   (2010)
d. GEC 52 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)(Mel Tormé, Robert Wells)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 52 Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer(Johnny Marks)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 52 Jingle Bells(James S Pierpoint)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

g. GEC 52 Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly(Traditional)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

h. GEC 52 Away In A Manger(Anon, James Ramsey Murray)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

i. GEC 52 O Little Town Of Bethlehem(Phillips Brooks, Lewis H Redner)

Bing Crosby, Gloria Wood (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

j. GEC 52 The First Noel(Traditional)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

k. GEC 52 White Christmas(Irving Berlin)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

l. GEC 52 Silent Night, Holy Night(Joseph Mohr, Franz Xaver Gruber)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Rhythmaires (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

a, b;   g, h, i, j performed as medleys.

It would appear that the titles with the Rhythmaires were all recorded on 30 November 1952 and inserted into this programme.


Date: 27 December 1953
Location: Recorded 22 November 1953 , Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 53

a. GEC 53 Love Is Just Around The Corner(Leo Robin, Lewis E Gensler)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 53 It's All Right With Me(Cole Porter)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 53 Istanbul(Nat Simon, Jimmy Kennedy)

Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Ziggy Elman (tr)

PARROT CDPARCD002 — ELLA FITZGERALD AND BING CROSBY - MY HAPPINESS    (1992)
SHOUT! FACTORY CDD3K31507 — SWINGIN' WITH BING - Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances Disc 3   (2004)
d. GEC 53 You Are Too Beautiful(Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 3 January 1954
Location: Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 54

a. GEC 54 The Gypsy In My Soul(Moe Jaffe, Clay Boland)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 54 Granada(Augustin Lara, Dorothy Dodd)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 54 That's Amore(Harry Warren, Jack Brooks)

Bing Crosby, Connie Russell (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 54 If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 54 Secret Love(Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 54 Vaya Con Dios(Buddy Pepper, Inez James, Larry Russell, Carl Hoff)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 10 January 1954
Location: Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 55

a. GEC 55 Great Day(Edward Eliscu, Vincent Youmans, Billy Rose)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12"NCP710 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 3   
MURRAY HILL RECORDS (US) LP 12"894637 — BING CROSBY AND HIS FRIENDS Disc 2   (1976)
MCA (Japan) LP 12"MCA-9301-4 — BING CROSBY RADIO SHOW Disc 2   (1977)
INTERTAPE CD500.027 — BING CROSBY   (1987)
GNP CRESCENDO CDGNPD9052 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS 2   (1987)
DOUBLE PLAY CDGRF016 — EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS   (1989)
b. GEC 55 Stranger In Paradise(George Forrest, Robert Wright)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12"NCP704 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 1   
KOALA LP 12"AW14129 — SWING WITH BING   
GNP CRESCENDO CDGNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS 1   (1987)
c. GEC 55 Down By The Riverside(Dazz Jordan)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 55 Think

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 55 (Where Is Your Heart?) The Song From Moulin Rouge(Georges Auric, William Engvick)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 17 January 1954
Location: Recorded 3 January 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 56

a. GEC 56 Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart(James F. Hanley)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BEACH ROAD MUSIC MP3 — BING CROSBY - SHALL WE DANCE? ( MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
b. GEC 56 It's All Right With Me(Cole Porter)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 56 Sometimes I'm Happy(Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans)

Bing Crosby, Helen O'Connell (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0022068-02 — SOME FINE OLD CHESTNUTS DELUXE EDITION   (2014)
d. GEC 56 If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 56 Oh!(Byron Gay, Arnold Johnson)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 56 Secret Love(Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

"Sometimes I'm Happy" recorded on 3 January 1954.


Date: 24 January 1954
Location: Recorded 3 January 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 57

a. GEC 57 Hallelujah!(Vincent Youmans, Clifford Grey, Leo Robin)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0022068-02 — SOME FINE OLD CHESTNUTS DELUXE EDITION   (2014)
b. GEC 57 You Are Too Beautiful(Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 57 The Call Of The South(Irving Berlin)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter's Dixieland Ensemble (ing)

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0022067-02 — BING SINGS THE IRVING BERLIN SONGBOOK   (2014)
d. GEC 57 Oh! How I Laugh When I Think How I Cried About You(Roy Turk, Willy White, George Jessel)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 57 Stranger In Paradise(George Forrest, Robert Wright)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 57 No Other Love(Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

"Call Of The South" is the version mastered for commercial release. Recorded December 1953 for broadcast.

Bing occasionally specifically credits accompanying musicians. For this item he mentions: Red Nichols (Cornet); Matty Matlock (Clarinet); Ted Vesley (Trombone); Phil Stevens (Bass); Dave Harris (Saxophone); Nick Fatool (Drums); Perry Botkin (Guitar); Mel Henke (Piano).

"Hallelujah!" recorded 3 January 1954.



Date: 31 January 1954
Location: Recorded 3 January 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 58

a. GEC 58 The Gypsy In My Soul(Moe Jaffe, Clay Boland)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 58 Allez-Vous-En(Cole Porter)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 58 Istanbul(Nat Simon, Jimmy Kennedy)

Bing Crosby, Connie Russell (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Ziggy Elman (tr)

d. GEC 58 If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 58 Keep It Gay(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 58 It's Easy To Remember(Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 7 February 1954
Location: Recorded 3 January 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 59

a. GEC 59 Love Is Just Around The Corner(Leo Robin, Lewis E Gensler)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 59 Secret Love(Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 59 The Surrey With The Fringe On Top(Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby, Helen O'Connell (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12"NCP711 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 4   
MURRAY HILL RECORDS (US) LP 12"894637 — BING CROSBY AND HIS FRIENDS Disc 3   (1976)
MCA (Japan) LP 12"MCA-9301-4 — BING CROSBY RADIO SHOW Disc 3   (1977)
GNP CRESCENDO CDGNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS 1   (1987)
HALLMARK (UK) CDHALLMARK 303372 — BING CROSBY & FRIENDS- The Radio Years   (1996)
READER'S DIGEST CDRB7-029-4 — BING CROSBY - HIS GREATEST HITS AND FINEST PERFORMANCES (disc 4)   (1997)
RIFF CDCDPRGA 50290 — BING AND HIS GAL PALS   (2004)
d. GEC 59 Granada(Augustin Lara, Dorothy Dodd)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 59 (Where Is Your Heart?) The Song From Moulin Rouge(Georges Auric, William Engvick)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 14 February 1954
Location: Recorded 27 January 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 60

a. GEC 60 Everybody Loves My Baby(Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 60 My Love, My Love(Nick Acquaviva, Bob Haymes)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 60 That's A-Plenty(Lew Pollack, Ray Gilbert)

Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PARROT CDPARCD002 — ELLA FITZGERALD AND BING CROSBY - MY HAPPINESS    (1992)
SHOUT! FACTORY CDD3K31507 — SWINGIN' WITH BING - Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances Disc 2   (2004)
d. GEC 60 Violets And Violins(Jack Lawrence, Miarka Lapacerie)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 60 No Other Love(Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 60 Embrasse-Moi Bien (Hold Me Close) (in English)(Paul Durand, Richard Driscoll)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 21 February 1954
Location: Recorded 17 February 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 61

a. GEC 61 The Jones Boy(Vic Mizzy, Mann Curtis)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12"NCP707 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 2   
KOALA LP 12"AW14129 — SWING WITH BING   
GNP CRESCENDO CDGNPD9052 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS 2   (1987)
b. GEC 61 Changing Partners(Joseph Darion, Larry Coleman)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12"NCP704 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 1   
KOALA LP 12"AW14129 — SWING WITH BING   
GNP CRESCENDO CDGNPD9052 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS 2   (1987)
BEACH ROAD MUSIC MP3 — BING CROSBY - SHALL WE DANCE? ( MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
c. GEC 61 The Gang That Sang "Heart Of My Heart"(Ben Ryan)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Four Aces (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0022069-02 — SONGS I WISH I HAD SUNG THE FIRST TIME AROUND DELUXE EDITION   (2014)
d. GEC 61 That's What A Rainy Day Is For(Vic Mizzy, Mann Curtis)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

KOALA LP 12"KO14207 — YOU KEEP COMING BACK LIKE A SONG   
UNITED ARTISTS LP 12"UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
e. GEC 61 You Go To My Head(Haven Gillespie, J. Fred Coots)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12"NCP704 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 1   
MURRAY HILL RECORDS (US) LP 12"894637 — BING CROSBY AND HIS FRIENDS Disc 2   (1976)
MCA (Japan) LP 12"MCA-9301-4 — BING CROSBY RADIO SHOW Disc 2   (1977)
UNITED ARTISTS LP 12"UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
INTERTAPE CD500.027 — BING CROSBY   (1987)
GNP CRESCENDO CDGNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS 1   (1987)
DOUBLE PLAY CDGRF016 — EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS   (1989)

Several issues suggest a date of 13 May 1953 for " You Go To My Head". The surrounding dialogue and 'noises off' are different but this does not preclude the likelihood that the musical content is from the same original source.

"Heart of My Heart" recorded 17 February 1954.


Date: 28 February 1954
Location: Recorded 17 February 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 62

a. GEC 62 Singin' In The Rain(Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12"NCP704 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 1   
KOALA LP 12"AW14129 — SWING WITH BING   
GNP CRESCENDO CDGNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS 1   (1987)
b. GEC 62 Young At Heart(Johnny Richards, Carolyn Leigh)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 62 Tell Me Why(Al Alberts, Marty Gold)

Bing Crosby (voc), The Four Aces (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

MURRAY HILL RECORDS (US) LP 12"894637 — BING CROSBY AND HIS FRIENDS Disc 1    (1976)
MCA (Japan) LP 12"MCA-9301-4 — BING CROSBY RADIO SHOW Disc 1   (1977)
UNITED ARTISTS LP 12"UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
d. GEC 62 Changing Partners(Joseph Darion, Larry Coleman)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 62 Answer Me, My Love(Fred Rauch, Carl Sigman, Gerhard Winkler)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12"NCP704 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 1   
KOALA LP 12"KO14207 — YOU KEEP COMING BACK LIKE A SONG   
GNP CRESCENDO CDGNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS 1   (1987)

Date: 7 March 1954
Location: Recorded 19 February 1954. See note, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 63

a. GEC 63 (Oh! Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely(Pat Ballard)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 63 But Beautiful(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 63 I Still Suits Me(Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern)

Bing Crosby, Jana Mason (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 63 That's What A Rainy Day Is For(Vic Mizzy, Mann Curtis)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 63 Secret Love(Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BEACH ROAD MUSIC MP3 — BING CROSBY - WITH ALL MY HEART (MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)

Most authorities date the recording of this show to 28th February.
The MP3 release 'With All My Heart' of 2011 appears to contain the same version of 'Secret Love' and gives the date of recording as 19 February. As it was issued through the auspices of the Crosby estate with access to all recording information, I am assuming that date may be true of the remaining songs for the programme.


Date: 14 March 1954
Location: Recorded 28 February 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 64

a. GEC 64 Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell(Bob Hilliard, David Mann)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

LIMITED EDITION CLUB LP 12"JGB1005 — BING CROSBY - SLIGHTLY LATIN   
b. GEC 64 Young At Heart(Johnny Richards, Carolyn Leigh)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

PRECISION RECORDS & TAPES LP 12"NCP704 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS Volume 1   
MURRAY HILL RECORDS (US) LP 12"894637 — BING CROSBY AND HIS FRIENDS Disc 3   (1976)
MCA (Japan) LP 12"MCA-9301-4 — BING CROSBY RADIO SHOW Disc 3   (1977)
UNITED ARTISTS LP 12"UAK30115 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RADIO STARRING BING CROSBY   (1978)
GNP CRESCENDO CDGNPD9051 — BING CROSBY - THE RADIO YEARS 1   (1987)
READER'S DIGEST CDRB7-029-4 — BING CROSBY - HIS GREATEST HITS AND FINEST PERFORMANCES (disc 4)   (1997)
RIFF CDCDPRGA 50290 — BING AND HIS GAL PALS   (2004)
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2159 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017956-02 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2013)
c. GEC 64 That's Amore(Harry Warren, Jack Brooks)

Bing Crosby, Peggy King (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 64 (Oh! Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely(Pat Ballard)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 64 I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me(Clarence Gaskill, Jimmy McHugh)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0022068-02 — SOME FINE OLD CHESTNUTS DELUXE EDITION   (2014)
f. GEC 64 Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral(James Royce Shannon)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

"I Can't Believe that You're in Love with Me" recorded 28 February 1954.


Date: 21 March 1954
Location: Recorded 14 March 1954 , Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 65

a. GEC 65 The Jones Boy(Vic Mizzy, Mann Curtis)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

JOKER - THE ENTERTAINERS (France) CDCD0248 — THE BEST OF BING CROSBY   (1987)
b. GEC 65 Granada(Augustin Lara, Dorothy Dodd)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 65 Among My Souvenirs(Edgar Leslie, Horatio Nicholls)

Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2159 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017956-02 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2013)
d. GEC 65 September Song(Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson)

Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2159 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017956-02 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2013)
e. GEC 65 As Time Goes By(Herman Hupfeld)

Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2159 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017956-02 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2013)
f. GEC 65 Wanted(Jack Fulton, Lois Steele)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c, d, e performed as medley.



Date: 28 March 1954
Location: Recorded 14 March 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 66

a. GEC 66 (Oh! Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely(Pat Ballard)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 66 Imagination(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2159 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017956-02 — BING CROSBY - BING SINGS THE SINATRA SONGBOOK   (2013)
c. GEC 66 Till We Meet Again (G)(Richard A Whiting, Raymond B. Egan)

Frank Sinatra (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 66 Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland(Beth Slater Whitson, Leo Friedman)

Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

e. GEC 66 There's A Long, Long, Trail A-Winding(Stoddard Kin, Zo Elliott)

Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 66 If You Love Me (Really Love Me)(Marguerite Monnot, Geoffrey Parsons, Edith Piaf)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c, d, e performed as medley.



Date: 4 April 1954
Location: Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 67

a. GEC 67 Rosalie(Cole Porter)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 67 Let's Harmonise(Al Skinner, Sonny Burke, Dore Fouch)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 67 You Tell Me Your Dream(Charles N. Daniels, Gus Kahn)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

d. GEC 67 That's Where My Money Goes(R. P. Lilly, Walter Daniels)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

e. GEC 67 Oh! Tell Me Why(Traditional)

f. GEC 67 Mary Jane(J Russel Robinson, Andy Razaf)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc),

g. GEC 67 reprise Let's Harmonise(Al Skinner, Sonny Burke, Dore Fouch)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

h. GEC 67 Answer Me, My Love(Fred Rauch, Carl Sigman, Gerhard Winkler)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

Lionel Pairpoint states that the instrumental group accompanying the section from "Let's Harmonise" to the reprise of the same is announced as a group of individuals - Perry Botkin (Ukulele/Guitar); Buddy Cole (Piano); Phil Stevens (Bass) and Nick Fatool (Drums), which could be regarded as Buddy Cole and his Trio without the formal identification. However, on my tape, which has no obvious dropouts, there is no such introduction. Pairpoint also identifies the group of songs as a medley. There is in fact a distinct break between items with Bing making verbal comments and audience reaction.

The orchestra is definitely present in "Let's Hamonize", whilst "You Tell Me Your Dream" has piano and ukelele, "That's Where My Money Goes" has a prominent ukelele with little else, a piano on "Tell Me Why", no instrument at all on "Mary Jane", which is sung in "barbershop" style, while the orchestra re-emerges on the reprise of "Let's harmonise".

It is interesting to note that Gary and Lindsay, the oldest and youngest sons, were frequent "guests" on the programmes, but that the twins Philip and Denis appeared relatively infrequently.


Date: 7 April 1954
Location: Recorded 21 March 1954
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
Bing Crosby Show for General Electric

Bing Crosby (voc),

a. Unbroadcast song recorded for GE radio show Dream A Little Dream Of Me - 3:02(Gus Kahn, Wilbur Schwandt, Fabian Andre)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0027588-02 — AMONG MY SOUVENIRS - MORE TREASURES FROM THE CROSBY ARCHIVE (CD2)   (2017)

Date: 11 April 1954
Location: Recorded 21 March 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 68

a. GEC 68 Singin' In The Rain(Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown)

Bing Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 68 Let's Harmonise(Al Skinner, Sonny Burke, Dore Fouch)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 68 Doodle-Doo-Doo(Art Kassel, Mel Stitzel)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

d. GEC 68 Down In Jungle Town(Theodore F Morse, Edward Madden)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

e. GEC 68 Tonight You Belong To Me(Lee David, Billy Rose)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

f. GEC 68 reprise Let's Harmonise(Al Skinner, Sonny Burke, Dore Fouch)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

g. GEC 68 If You Love Me (Really Love Me)(Marguerite Monnot, Geoffrey Parsons, Edith Piaf)

See notes for GEC 67 as to accompaniment. Here the individual intrumentals ARE credited.


Date: 18 April 1954
Location: Recorded 28 March 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 69

a. GEC 69 Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell(Bob Hilliard, David Mann)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 69 Wanted(Jack Fulton, Lois Steele)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 69 Easter Parade(Irving Berlin)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
d. GEC 69 A Cockeyed Optimist(Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2107 — BING ON BROADWAY   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017954-02 — BING ON BROADWAY   (2013)
e. GEC 69 Vaya Con Dios(Buddy Pepper, Inez James, Larry Russell, Carl Hoff)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

The notes on "Collectors' Choice" CD "Bing On Broadway" state that "A Cockeyed Optimist" was recorded on 7 April 1954.

The same notes state that "It's Only A Paper Moon” included in the broadcast of 16th May was recorded on 28th March 1954 rather than the hitherto accepted date of 7th April. It is suspected that there may have been an erroneous straight reversal of dates.

The notes to the Collectors' Choice issue state that 'Easter Parade' was recorded during February and March 1953.

See also the note relating to usage of recordings to insert into programmes at General Electric No.1


Date: 25 April 1954
Location: Recorded 28 March 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 70

a. GEC 70 A Dime And A Dollar(Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)

Bing Crosby (voc), Chorus (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

GRAPPENHAUSER LP 12"GRAP1001 — MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!   (1981)
b. GEC 70 Tobermory Bay(Johnny Reine, Jimmy Harper, Kenneth North)

Bing Crosby (voc), Chorus (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 70 There's A Small Hotel(Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)

Toni Arden, Bing Crosby (voc), Chorus (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 70 Lost In Loveliness(Sigmund Romberg, Leo Robin)

Bing Crosby (voc), Chorus (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

Grappenhauser GRAP1001 - “Music, Music, Music” shows "A Dime and a Dollar" as "Hoop and a Holler".


Date: 2 May 1954
Location: Recorded 4 April 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 71

a. GEC 71 I Can't Give You Anything But Love(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BEACH ROAD MUSIC MP3 — BING CROSBY - SHALL WE DANCE? ( MP3 download from iTunes)   (2011)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0022068-02 — SOME FINE OLD CHESTNUTS DELUXE EDITION   (2014)
b. GEC 71 From The Vine Came The Grape(Paul Cunningham, Leonard Whitcup)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

GRAPPENHAUSER LP 12"GRAP1001 — MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!   (1981)
c. GEC 71 Man (Uh-Huh) And Woman (Uh-Huh)(Eddy McKean, Dick Gleason)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

JASMINE (UK) CDJASCD335 — ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY   (1997)
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
d. overdub for H&H Man (Uh-Huh) And Woman (Uh-Huh) - 2:57(Eddy McKean, Dick Gleason)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

H & H MUSIC CDHHCD 913 — BING CROSBY & ROSEMARY CLOONEY - THE NEW RECORDINGS   (2013)
e. GEC 71 You Took Advantage Of Me(Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

f. GEC 71 Wanted(Jack Fulton, Lois Steele)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

I Can't Give You Anything But Love" recorded 4 April 1954


Date: 9 May 1954
Location: Recorded 4 April 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 72

a. GEC 72 Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

BCE/HLC CDBC0001 — BING IN DIXIELAND   (2011)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017953-02 — BING IN DIXIELAND   (2013)
b. GEC 72 Let's Harmonise(Al Skinner, Sonny Burke, Dore Fouch)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 72 Down By The Old Mill Stream(Tell Taylor)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc),

d. GEC 72 I've Been Working On The Railroad(Traditional)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Perry Botkin (bjo)

e. GEC 72 Under The Bamboo Tree(Rosamond Johnson, Bob Cole)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

f. GEC 72 Bye Bye Blues(Fred Hamm, Bert Lown, Dave Bennett, Chauncey Gray)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Perry Botkin (bjo)

g. GEC 72 reprise Let's Harmonise(Al Skinner, Sonny Burke, Dore Fouch)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

h. GEC 72 Tobermory Bay(Johnny Reine, Jimmy Harper, Kenneth North)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

See note for GEC 67 relating to accompaniment.
"I’ve Been Working On The Railroad" merges into “Someone’s In The Kitchen With Dinah”


Date: 16 May 1954
Location: Recorded 7 April 1954 , Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 73

a. GEC 73 In The Good Old Summer Time(George Evans, Ren Shields)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 73 Oh! Tell Me Why(Traditional)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 73 So In Love(Cole Porter)

Toni Arden, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. GEC 73 It's Only A Paper Moon(Harold Arlen, E Y (Yip) Harburg, Billy Rose)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2107 — BING ON BROADWAY   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017954-02 — BING ON BROADWAY   (2013)
e. GEC 73 With Every Breath I Take(Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

The Notes for the "Collectors' Choice" CD "Bing Crosby On Broadway" state that "It's Only A Paper Moon" was recorded on 28 March 1954.

The same notes state that "A Cockeyed Optimist” included in the broadcast of 18th April was recorded on 7th April 1954 rather than the hitherto accepted date of 28th March. It is suspected that there may have been an erroneous straight reversal of dates,


Date: 23 May 1954
Location: Recorded 7 April 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 74

a. GEC 74 'Deed I Do(Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 74 But Beautiful(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 74 Lily Of Laguna(Paul Francis Webster, Leslie Stuart, Ted Fio Rito)

Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CDCCM2162 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2010)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP CDB0017951-02 — BING & ROSIE - The Crosby - Clooney Radio Sessions disc 1   (2013)
d. GEC 74 Answer Me, My Love(Fred Rauch, Carl Sigman, Gerhard Winkler)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


Date: 30 May 1954
Location: Recorded 14 April 1954, Hollywood, Calif
Label: GENERAL ELECTRIC RADIO
GEC 75

a. GEC 75 In The Good Old Summer Time(George Evans, Ren Shields)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. GEC 75 Let's Harmonise(Al Skinner, Sonny Burke, Dore Fouch)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. GEC 75 It's A Long Way To Tipperary(Jack Judge, Harry Williams)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc),

d. GEC 75 Down In Jungle Town(Theodore F Morse, Edward Madden)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Perry Botkin (bjo)

e. GEC 75 Moonlight Bay(Edward Madden, Percy Wenrich)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

f. GEC 75 It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo'(Wendell Hall)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

g. GEC 75 Roll Dem Bones(Traditional)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

h. GEC 75 reprise Let's Harmonise(Al Skinner, Sonny Burke, Dore Fouch)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

i. GEC 75 Oh! Tell Me Why(Traditional)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

j. GEC 75 Secret Love(Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

k. GEC 75 Goodnight Ladies(Traditional)

Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, Lindsay Crosby (voc), Buddy Cole and his Trio (ing)

"Oh, Tell Me Why" appears to be the commercially issued recording with Bing multitracked.

This was the last show of the series, but it seems there were doubts. At the end of the programme Bing says “I hope to see you all again, next week, when our guest will be Miss Rosemary Clooney” . Ken Carpenter repeats this in the closing announcements.

The dialogue between Bing and Ken Carpenter is a summing up of the various political points made in earlier programmes. "We've been interpreting the economic scene for how many weeks now ---". "We'll try the impossible, to sum up what we've been saying all through the year" etc. They then do precisely that. So they are bringing an end to the series but promising another show.

The explanation seems to be that there was confusion caused by the fact that Gary Crosby was due to, in effect, take the show over, but had been involved in a car crash. There is much more detail about this on the 'BING' Magazine website in the 'Bing On Radio' section

It is noticeable that in the last season for GEC there were few big name guests, and considerable use was made of Gary and Lindsay Crosby. Musical quality remained high but the loss of comedy sketches and inter-action with guests tends to produce a lacklustre feel. It now seems obvious to me that the main cause of this was the 'manufactured' nature of the programmes, the full extent of which has only become fully evident in the last few years. In this context it was obviously not possible to have prominent guests.

Bing's subsequent involvement in radio was restricted to one-off specials and to the long series of short programmes for which many individual titles were pre-recorded in a studio without audience with the Buddy Cole group and later with Rosemary Clooney, with varying sponsors. These were assembled in various combinations into programmes with new connecting dialogue inserted. The process of covertly 'assembling' programmes from pre-recorded songs apparently started in earnest to cover Bing's extended absence in France and became an established feature in all the later radio shows.



Sessions Reported: 76

Performances Reported: 438

Unique Songs Reported: 224

Unique Issues Reported: 56