El Bingo – A Collection of Latin American Favorites

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El Bingo – A Collection of Latin American Favorites
El Bingo - Latin American Favorites (album cover).jpg
Compilation album by Bing Crosby
Released 1947 (original 78rpm album)
1949 (10" LP DL5011)
Recorded 1939-1945
Genre Popular
Length 21:42
Label Decca
Bing Crosby chronology
Our Common Heritage
(1947)
El Bingo – A Collection of Latin American Favorites
(1947)
The Small One
(1947)

El Bingo – A Collection of Latin American Favorites is a Decca Records album of phonograph records by Bing Crosby of Latin American themed songs.

Reception[edit]

The Billboard review stated:

Packaging eight Latin lullabies which Bing Crosby cut in an earlier day, it all adds up to a likely El Bingo binge for the fans. A romantic ranchero, Crosby sings to Xavier Cugat's music for "Siboney, Hasta Manana, You Belong to My Heart" and "Baia", for the other two records in the set, it's the single spirited spin for "Alla En El Rancho Grande" with the Foursome adding their vocal harmonies and John Scott Trotter making the music just as spirited. Trotter frames the musical back for the pash "Amor" piping to complete the platter, for the fourth side, Crosby sings it in Spanish, with Victor Young conducting the orchestra, for "No Te Importe Saber", recognized as "Let Me Love You Tonight", and adds the English lyric for "Flores Negras", best remembered as "You're the Moment of a Lifetime". Color photo of the singer wearing a sombrero makes for an attractive cover page, with personal notes on the piper for the inside page."[1]

Track listing[edit]

These songs were featured on a 4-disc, 78 rpm album set, Decca Album No. A-547.[2]

Disc 1 (23547):
A. "Siboney"
B. "Hasta Manana"
Disc 2 (23413):
A. "You Belong to My Heart (Solamente Una Vez)"
B. "Baia"
Dis 3: (23914) :
A. "Allá en el Rancho Grande (My Ranch)"
B. "Amor",
Disc 4 (23915) :
A. "No Te Importe Saber (Let Me Love You Tonight)" (sung in Spanish)
B. "Flores Negras (You're the Moment of a Lifetime)" (sung in Spanish)

LP release[edit]

The album was re-released as a 10" LP (DL 5011) in 1949.[3]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed withLength
1."Siboney" (February 11, 1945)Ernesto Lecuona, Dolly MorseXavier Cugat and His Waldorf Astoria Orchestra3:05
2."Hasta Manana" (February 11, 1945)Osvaldo Farrés, Eddie DeLangeXavier Cugat and His Waldorf Astoria Orchestra2:52
3."You Belong to My Heart (Solamente Una Vez)" (February 11, 1945)Augustin Lara, Ray GilbertXavier Cugat and His Waldorf Astoria Orchestra2:57
4."Baia" (February 11, 1945)Ary Barroso, Ray GilbertXavier Cugat and His Waldorf Astoria Orchestra2:53
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed withLength
1."Allá en el Rancho Grande (My Ranch)" (April 3, 1939)Emilio D. Uranga, Bartley CostelloJohn Scott Trotter's Frying Pan Five2:21
2."Amor" (February 17, 1944)Sunny Skylar, Gabriel RuizJohn Scott Trotter and His Orchestra2:35
3."No Te Importe Saber (Let Me Love You Tonight)" (sung in Spanish) (July 8, 1941)René Touzet, Mitchell ParishVictor Young and His Orchestra2:22
4."Flores Negras (You're the Moment of a Lifetime)" (sung in Spanish) (July 8, 1941)Sergio De Karlo, Ray Charles,Victor Young and His Orchestra2:37

[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard". Billboard: 117. September 13, 1947. 
  2. ^ "DISCOGS". discogs.com. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ "DISCOGS". discogs.com. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". A Bing Crosby Discography. Retrieved September 12, 2015.