Bing Crosby Enterprises and HLC Properties, Ltd. Announce
New SiriusXM Satellite Radio Series
And Two New CD Releases
Bing’s Basement to Premiere July 4th
New Bing Crosby Archive CDs Set for Fall Release
“If Bing Crosby wasn’t the single most important figure in 20th century popular music—and, in particular, the most influential singer of the great American songbook—it’s difficult to know who would be… [His is] one of the great careers in American music.” - Wall Street Journal, 2010
“… A perfect sense of time, swing and style.” – Jazz Weekly, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA – June 28, 2013 — Bing’s Basement, a series of 12 monthly one-hour radio specials comprised of rare and unknown material from Bing Crosby’s extensive tape archive, as well as more familiar Crosby recordings, premieres July 4th on SiriusXM Satellite Radio on channel 4 (40s on 4.)
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The shows feature never-before-available music, as well as highlights and guests from Crosby’s long radio career – including his time as a disc jockey in the 1940s and 1950s. Radio personality Arne Fogel hosts the series, which kicks off with an Independence Day show. Bing’s Basement debuted on SiriusXM with two one-hour Christmas specials in December 2012.
This fall The Bing Crosby Archive will release two new CDs through Universal Music Enterprises. Bing Sings the Johnny Mercer Songbook is a new CD compilation celebrating Bing Crosby’s recordings of songs composed by his friend and frequent collaborator, Johnny Mercer. The recordings span more than two decades – starting with a rare 1934 radio performance of “P.S. I Love You.” Other highlights include “Lazy Bones,” a duet with Louis Armstrong, and several of Bing’s Decca hits like “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive,” which features the Andrews Sisters, and “Mr. Meadowlark,” a duet with Mercer. Also included among the 22 selections are 10 previously unissued recordings, including “That Old Black Magic,” “Jeepers Creepers,” “Glow Worm,” and “Autumn Leaves.”
The CD release of Le Bing: Song Hits of Paris – 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will be the first-ever reissue of Bing Crosby’s first LP. The original 1953 release, recorded in Paris with Bing singing in French, was an eight song, 10″ album and one of the first concept albums ever made. Bing’s French language recordings include “La Vie En Rose” and “Madamoiselle de Paris.” The anniversary edition expands Le Bing to 24 tracks – 15 never before released – including rare studio outtakes, and several English language bonus tracks including a pair of Cole Porter favorites, “I Love Paris” and “Allez Vous En (Go Away.)”
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About The Bing Crosby Archive – The Bing Crosby Archive series debuted in 2010 as an outlet for the vast film and tape library maintained by Bing Crosby and his family. The initial compact disc releases included long out-of-print albums, new compilations of hitherto unavailable recordings and an album recorded in 1962, but never issued.
Other CDs available from the Bing Crosby Archive and Universal Music Enterprises:
Bing Crosby – A Southern Memoir, Deluxe Edition
Bing Crosby – Bing In Dixieland
Bing Crosby – Bing On Broadway
Bing Crosby – Bing Sings The Great American Songbook
Bing Crosby – Bing Sings The Sinatra Songbook
Bing Crosby – El Señor Bing, Deluxe Edition
Bing Crosby – On The Sentimental Side, Deluxe Edition
Bing Crosby – Return To Paradise Islands, Deluxe Edition
Bing Crosby – Seasons, Deluxe Edition
Bing Crosby – So Rare: Treasures From The Crosby Archive (2-CDs)
About Universal Music Enterprises -Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), a division of Universal Music Group, is the centralized U.S. catalog and special markets entity for the company Universal Music Group. Working closely in concert with all of the UMG’s record labels, UMe provides a frontline approach to catalog management, a concentration of resources, a greater emphasis on strategic marketing initiatives and opportunities in new technologies. Outside North America, the Universal Strategic Marketing division of Universal Music Group International works to maximize the profile and value of UMG’s catalogue in international markets. It acts as a service center adding value through marketing initiatives and coordination of commercial issues through local and international markets.
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