August 15, 2010

Bing Sings the Great American Songbook

To coincide with the new Public Broadcasting documentary, The Legendary Bing Crosby, now being seen across the country on PBS stations, Collectors' Choice Music and Bing Crosby Enterprises, have released a new CD, Bing Sings The Great American Songbook. The CD features a striking Hirschfeld cover that includes 18 songwriters whose work Bing sings on the record including Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer, Dorothy Fields, and Yip Harburg. The CD is available exclusively to public broadcasting supporters until September 2010.

Hirschfeld’s drawings recorded more music than any CD, tape or LP. For more than six decades, Hirschfeld provided drawings for countless releases from Baccaloni In Stereo to Aerosmith’s classic Draw The Line. Hirschfeld drew Bing Crosby 15 times over a half century.

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