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Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings

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Download links and information about Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings by Bing Crosby, Buddy Bregman. This album was released in 1956 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 36:23 minutes.

Artist: Bing Crosby, Buddy Bregman
Release date: 1956
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 12
Duration: 36:23
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Song Is You 3:55
2. Mountain Greenery 3:38
3. Cheek to Cheek (featuring Buddy Bregman Orchestra) 4:02
4. 'Deed I Do 2:51
5. Heat Wave (featuring Buddy Bregman Orchestra) 3:01
6. Blue Room 2:23
7. Have You Met Miss Jones? 2:30
8. I've Got Five Dollars 3:15
9. They All Laughed 2:42
10. Nice Work If You Can Get It 2:36
11. September In the Rain 2:57
12. Jeepers Creepers 2:33

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In early 1956, Bing Crosby ended the two long-term company affiliations that had defined his career for more than 20 years, leaving his exclusive associations with Paramount Pictures and Decca Records. Thereafter, he made movies and records on a freelance basis. The immediate results were more felicitous for his film work than his recording, as he went to MGM for the successful movie High Society. As a recording artist, in rapid succession he cut the movie soundtrack for Capitol (January-February); a new album for Decca, Songs I Wish I Had Sung (The First Time Around) (April); and a new album for Verve, Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings (June). The third was the least likely. Twenty-five-year-old Buddy Bregman, a friend of Crosby's son Gary, had recently been appointed an A&R executive at the fledgling Verve. His idea for Crosby was to copy the formula of recent Nelson Riddle-arranged Frank Sinatra successes such as Songs for Swingin' Lovers — take a collection of inter-war standards and give them punchy big-band arrangements. The approach was well-suited to the aggressive Sinatra, who wasn't shy about editing the arrangements himself, but singularly inappropriate to the affable Crosby, who left everything to his arranger/conductor. The 12 songs, none of which Crosby had released commercially before, were great standards from the likes of Kern, Rodgers and Hart, Berlin, and Gershwin, and Crosby turned in typically witty interpretations. But Bregman's repetitive, overly busy arrangements, full of loud, sudden horn blats and splats, forced the singer to compete for attention and occasionally smothered him completely. Crosby was looking for a way back to commercial appeal with this experiment. But the three albums were all released within a period of weeks in August and September, and only the film soundtrack got a fair hearing and became a hit.