Friday, December 5, 2014

The Handsome Crooner


Basically to croon means to sing or hum in a soft, soothing voice. The handsome crooner I’m referring to is Bing Crosby. When he sang love songs he could make women swoon. He was born Harry Lillis Crosby Jr. on May 3, 1903 and was an American singer and actor. He was admired for his bass-baritone voice making him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century. Crosby was renamed when he was just six years old. He enjoyed a humorous section called “The Bingville Bugle” which was part of the Sunday edition of the Spokesman – Review”. It was a teenage neighbor who began calling him “Bingo from Bingville” and over time the last vowel from Bingo was dropped and the nickname Bing remained.

He started singing on the radio and among his popular songs in 1931 were “Out of Nowhere”, “Just One More Chance”, “At Your Command” and “I Found a Million Dollar Baby (in a Five and Ten Cent Store)”.

“Just One More Chance”



Among Bing Crosby’s most requested songs you’ll find “Dinah”, “Did You Ever See a Dream” and “Love in Bloom.


“Did You Ever See a Dream”


His best love songs are such wonderful tunes as “I’m Falling in Love With Someone”, “The Way You Look Tonight”, “My Melancholy Baby” and “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”.

“Let Me Call You Sweetheart”

 




Some of his most popular movie songs are “Moonlight Becomes You”, “Count Your Blessings” and “Be Careful It’s My Heart”.

“Be Careful It’s My Heart”




en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bing_Crosby 

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