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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Now Playing: Bing Crosby's Merry Christmas LP on Decca 8128 (original black label)..the best selling collection of christmas music ever.. isn't it nice when quality and popularity go hand in hand? (think beatles).. this was released 50 christmases ago in 1955...much of this material had been previously released on 10 inch LPs and 78s.. I may even have a 10 inch LP with the identical cover (Decca DL 5019)... To me this may just be the greatest LP of Christmas music ever..

For some reason Bing Crosby's singing which can seem at times a bit homespun or hokum to those of us that grew up more on steady of diet of Frank, who replaced him as the popular favorite in the 1950s, after Bing dominated the previous two decades as the most popular singer entertainer of his time, well for some reason this traditional- to call it something- singing seems to me perfectly suited for Christmas... And there can be no dispute that Bing's version of "White Christmas" is still the undisputed Champion....

ps actually DL 5019 has a different cover.....
ps2 the link here to the site having all the info to merry christmas from bing has been deleted.. it was so long it messed up the formatting

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