• Bing CROSBY & Bob HOPE - Hit the Road with Bing & Bob - From Bali to Zanzibar

It's hard to imagine a 'Road' picture without Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. Both under contract to Paramount Pictures, studio executives became aware of a sparkling chemistry between the pair and instructed writers Frank Butler and Don Hartman to find a suitable property for them. A project for George Burns and Gracie Allen that had come to nothing was considered but rejected, so they dug out one of their own scripts for a film intended for Jack Oakie and Fred MacMurray entitled "Road To Mandalay" but turned down by the duo. Revised with suitable gags and song-slots, it became "Road To Singapore" for Bing and Bob. Romance and beauty was provided by another Paramount star, Dorothy Lamour, a lady who would be well worth fighting for, as illustrated by the comments that open this collection of songs from the six 'Road' pictures made between 1939 and 1952.


Produced by Geoff Milne

Also available by Bing Crosby JASCD108/9, JASCD113/4, JASCD121/2, JASCD130/1, JASCD318, JASCD336, JASCD392, JASCD651, JASMCD3557, JASMCD3558.

Track Listing

Disc One
"ROAD TO SINGAPORE"
1. INTRODUCTION
2. CAPTAIN CUSTARD
3. THE MOON AND THE WILLOW TREE
4. SWEET POTATO PIPER
5. CARRY ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINNY
6. TOO ROMANTIC
7. TOO ROMANTIC
8. FINALE
"ROAD TO ZANZIBAR"
9. INTRODUCTION / YOU LUCKY PEOPLE, YOU
10. AFRICAN ETUDE
11. YOU'RE DANGEROUS
12. IT'S ALWAYS YOU
13. IT'S ALWAYS YOU
14. FINALE
"ROAD TO MOROCCO"
15. INTRODUCTION
16. THE ROAD TO MOROCCO
17. AIN'T GOT A DIME TO MY NAME
18. CONSTANTLY
19. MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU
20. MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU
21. FINALE

Disc Two
"ROAD TO UTOPIA"
1. INTRODUCTION
2. GOODTIME CHARLIE
3. IT'S ANYBODY'S SPRING
4. PERSONALITY
5. WELCOME TO MY DREAM
6. PUT IT THERE, PAL
7. WOULD YOU?
8. WELCOME-TO MY DREAM
"ROAD TO RIO"
9. INTRODUCTION
10. APALACHICOLA, FLA.
11. BUT BEAUTIFUL
12. YOU DON'T HAVE TO KNOW THE LANGUAGE
13. EXPERIENCE
14. BATUQUE NIO MORRO
15. FINALE
"ROAD TO BALI"
16. INTRODUCTION
17. CHICAGO STYLE
18. THE WHIFFENPOOF SONG
19. MOONFLOWERS
20. HOOT MON
21. TO SEE YOU IS TO LOVE YOU
22. THE MERRY-GO-RUNAROUND
23. MOONFLOWERS
24. FINALE

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 01/04/2003
UPC Bar Code No 604988012729

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Bing CROSBY & Bob HOPE - Hit the Road with Bing & Bob - From Bali to Zanzibar

  • Product Code: JASCD 127-8
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