Selections from Going My Way

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Selections from Going My Way
Bing Going My Way.jpg
Studio album by Bing Crosby
Released Original 78 album: 1945
Original LP album: 1949
Recorded 1944, 1945
Genre Popular
Label Decca
Bing Crosby chronology
Merry Christmas
(1945)Merry Christmas1945
Selections from Going My Way
(1945)
Selections from The Bells of St. Mary's
(1946)Selections from The Bells of St. Mary's1946
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Selections from Going My Way is a studio album of phonograph records by Bing Crosby released in late 1945 featuring songs that were presented in the American musical comedy-drama film Going My Way. This was the first release of one of Crosby's best songs throughout his career, "Swinging on a Star", on shellac disc record.

Reception[edit]

The album quickly went to the top of the Billboard Best-selling popular record albums chart in October 1945 and remained there for several weeks.[2]

Track listing[edit]

These newly issued songs were featured on a 3-disc, 78 rpm album set, Decca Album No. A-405.[3]

Side / Title Writers Recording date Performed with Time
Disc 1 (18597):
A. "Going My Way" Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen February 7, 1944 John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra 2:50
B. "Swinging on a Star" Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen February 7, 1944 the Williams Brothers Quartet* and
John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra
2:28
Disc 2 (18704):
A. "Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral" James Royce Shannon July 17, 1945 John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra 3:17
B. "The Day After Forever" Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen February 7, 1944 John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra 3:00
Disc 3 (18705):
A. "Ave Maria" Franz Schubert April 25, 1945 Victor Young and His Orchestra 3:16
B. "Home Sweet Home" Henry Rowley Bishop, John Howard Payne July 30, 1945 Victor Young and His Orchestra 2:55

*featuring a young Andy Williams

[4]

Other releases[edit]

Decca released a dual 10” LP of Going My Way and The Bells of St. Mary's on Decca DL 5052 in 1949.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Going My Way - Bing Crosby - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". 
  2. ^ "Billboard". Billboard. October 13, 1945. 
  3. ^ "DECCA (USA) 78rpm numerical listing discography: 18500 - 19000". 
  4. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved August 6, 2017. 
  5. ^ "DISCOGS.COM". discogs.com. Retrieved September 4, 2015.