[Dixielandjazz] Bing Crosby Out Take

Hal Vickery hvickery at svs.com
Sat Dec 3 13:23:48 PST 2005

I haven't heard that, but on the CD of the complete recordings of Bing with
the Andrews Sisters there are a couple of out-takes.  One of them is on
their recording of Jingle Bells in which near the end, Bing comes in a beat
too soon.  He then begins improvising some lyrics singing around Patty
Andrews' melody finally finishing with (singing to the "jingle all the way"
line "Holy Jesus Christ."  The sisters then crack out and Patty says "Urp."
Meanwhile the band (led by Vic Schoen) keeps chugging along to the end of
the arrangement.  I think that's the part that really cracks me up.

Hal Vickery

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Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Bing Crosby Out Take

When I was a kid, my grandmother loved (I mean, looooved) Bing Crosby.  She 
thought that a curse word would never pass his lips.

Someone got a hold of a flexible record (this was in the days of 78's) and 
gave it to her as a present, of what was supposed to be an outtake that 
someone smuggled out of the recording studio.  Who knows, it could have been

done on purpose as a gag.

Anyway, the song was "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams."  During the song, Bing 
sings "They left out 8 bars the dirty bastards."

My grandmother, who was very religious, was very disappointed in Bing.

has anyone else ever heard this version?

--Bob Ringwald K6YBV
The Fulton Street Jazz Band
The Boondockers (Jazz and Comedy)

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