Bing Crosby: The Depression Era
Episode date - December 11, 2015
This show covers the point in Bing Crosby’s career where he finds himself at a crossroads in entertainment, becoming the first person with the opportunity to master the ‘trifecta’ of the entertainment world, simultaneously working with records, radio and film.
As obvious as this may seem from today’s standard, it should be remembered that back in the thirties, each of these entertainment formats considered the other to be competition, so working in all three fields could have been interpreted as treasonous to the companies that employed him. By mastering each with natural aplomb, Crosby set the tone for remainder of 20th century entertainment.
Featured tracks include;
1) Thanks to You
2) Out of Nowhere
3) Just One More Chance
4) Dancing in the Dark
6) St. Louis Blues
7) Sweet Georgia Brown
9) I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance
10) Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
11) Love in Bloom
12) Silent Night