Havin’ Fun




This 2CD set, comprising the albums Havin’ Fun and Havin’ More Fun, captures Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong highlights from 1949 – 1951 editions of The Bing Crosby Show. The show ran – under changing sponsorships – through most of the 1950s and had a guest roster that read like a who’s who of mainstream entertainers. Bing’s most frequent guest was Louis Armstrong. The mutual respect and love that Satch and Bing had for each other is obvious on these recordings, the writing is inspired and Armstrong is extremely funny, often causing Crosby to crack up. Other featured guests on these sessions include trombonist Jack Teagarden, violinist Joe Venuti and singers Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Dinah Shore. Some of the most memorable highlights include Bing and Satch’s collaborations on A Kiss to Build A Dream On, Gone Fishin’ and Lazy Bones. Louis had profoundly influenced Crosby since 1926 when he first heard him perform in person during a Chicago visit. The young singer was struck by the ease with which Armstrong seamlessly combined comedy with extraordinary musicianship – that ability gave Crosby direction for his own career and he followed it successfully for the next fifty years. That combination of crooning and comedy permeates this 2CD set which is brimming with good music and fun.

Bing Crosby & Louis Armstorng – vocal a.o.

Theme (Where The Blue Of The Night)
Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy
I’m Coming Viriginia
Bing & Louis Talking
Royal Garden Blues
Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home
Gone Fishin’
Blueberry Hill
Lazy Bones
La Vie En Rose
Bing Crosby & Ella Fitzgerald Talking
Lazy Bones
I Get Ideas
Memphis Blues
Chesterfield Jingle
A Kiss To Build A Dream On
Theme – Bing & Louis Talking
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Bing & Louis Talkng
Gone Fishin’
Up A Lazy River
Lazy Bones
Rockin’ Chair
Theme (Where The Blue Of The Night)
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
Crosby, Ken Carpenter, Armstrong And Teagarten Talking
A Song Was Born
Crosby, Armstrong And Teagarten Talking
My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms
Crosby And Armstrong Talking
You’re Just In Love
Crosby, Ken Carpenter, Armstrong, Teagarden And Joe Venuti Talking
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Crosby And Armstrong Talking
Blueberry Hill
Crosby And Teagarden Talking
Rockin’ Chair
Rockin’ Chair

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