Bing Crosby & Some Jazz Friends
by Bing Crosby
Released: Apr 1951
Label: Grp Records
Bing's image as a lovable priest and Christmas crooner has overshadowed his trailblazing work as a jazz cat. This utterly disarming compilation highlights some of his hippest sides with the likes of Lionel Hampton, Jack Teagarden and -- best of all -- the two Louies: Armstrong and Jordan.