A Couple Of Song & Dance Men > Fred Astaire & Bing Crosby


Recording Details

Date
July 1975
Type
Audio / Vocal Recording
Method
Studio
Language
English
Location
England / London
Music
Irving Berlin (692), Hoagy Carmichael (121), Gene de Paul (73), John Kander (277), Jerome Kern (650), Cole Porter (914), Richard Rodgers (1262)
Lyrics
Irving Berlin (692), Fred Ebb (246), Dorothy Fields (369), Lorenz Hart (589), Johnny Mercer (495), Cole Porter (914)
Producer
Ken Barnes (11)
Music Director
Pete Moore (13)
Performer
Fred Astaire (337), Bing Crosby (439)
Notes
Recorded in London on July 15, 16, 17, 1975.
Shortcode
[r21894]

Releases (5)

Format
3-CD
Label
EMI Gold 7243 8 59808 2 4
Released
2003-06-10
Barcode
766485931627
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Also Contains
At My Time Of Life - 1975 Bing Crosby
The Complete United Artists Sessions - 1997 Bing Crosby
That's What Life Is All About - 1975 Bing Crosby
Notes
Uses alternate takes of "Something to Remember You By", "My Heart Stood Still", "Looking at You", "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" and "Thou Swell" from AT MY TIME OF LIFE. Contains all of 'A Couple Of Song and Dance Men' except Astaire's solo.
# Tracks
61
Lists
12 collectors / 2 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl18444]
Disc 1.
1. That's What Life Is All About
2. We've Only Just Begun
3. The Best Things In Life Are Free
4. Great Day
5. Children
6. The More I See You
7. I Got Rhythm
8. No Time At All
9. A Little Love and Understanding
10. The Good Old Times
11. Cabaret
12. Send In The Clowns
13. Change Partners
14. Looking At You
15. Yours Sincerely
16. How Are Things In Glocca Morra ?
17. The Woman In Your Arms
18. Bon Vivant
19. When A Child Is Born
20. That's What Life Is All About - Reprise
Disc 2.
1. The Pleasure Of Your Company
2. Good Companions / And Points Beyond
3. The Pleasure Of Your Company
4. Introduction
5. The Way We Were
6. Cuando Caliente El Sol
7. Sing
8. You've Got A Friend
9. My Cup Runneth Over
10. A Song For You
11. Top Billing
12. Roxie
13. Pick Yourself Up
14. Sing
15. Mr Keyboard Man
16. How Lucky Can You Get
17. Spring Spring Spring
18. I've A Shooting Box In Scotland
19. In The Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening
20. A Couple Of Song and Dance Men
21. Top BIlling - reprise
22. No Time At All
23. Session Sound Bites
24. Paris Holiday
25. Nothing In Common
Disc 3
1. Come Share The Wind
2. I Love To Dance Like They Used To Dance
3. Beautiful Memories
4. Hello, Dolly
5. My Heart Stood Still
6. My Resistance Is Low
7. With A Song In My Heart
8. Breezin' Along With The Breeze
9. Razzle Dazzle
10. Have A Nice Day
11. Heat Wave
12. Something To Remember You By
13. I'll Never Fall In Love Again
14. What I Did For Love
15. Deja Vu
16. Some Sunny Day
17. Thou Swell
18. At My Time Of Life
19. The Only Way To Go
Title
The Complete London Sessions
Format
3-CD
Label
EMI Import 7243 5 20045 2 2
Released
1999-05-24
Country
UK
Barcode
724352004522
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Also Contains
Funny Face - 1928 Original London Cast
Lady, Be Good! - 1926 Original London Cast
Oh Gee! Oh Gosh! / The Whichness of the Whatness - 1923 Fred & Adele Astaire
They Can't Take These Away from Me - 1975 Fred Astaire
Notes
Disc 1: Mono / Discs 2 & 3: Stereo.

Also includes Fred Astaire's 1975 album, ATTITUDE DANCING.
Lists
3 collectors / 0 wish lists
History
6 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl62899]
Disc 1 (Fascinating Rhythm):
01. The Whichness of the Whatness [STOP FLIRTING] -- Fred & Adele Astaire
02. Oh, Gee! Oh, Gosh! [STOP FLIRTING] -- Fred & Adele Astaire
03. Hang On to Me [LADY BE GOOD] -- Fred & Adele Astaire
04. Fascinating Rhythm [LADY BE GOOD] -- Fred & Adele Astaire
05. The Half of It, Dearie, Blues [LADY BE GOOD]
06. I'd Rather Charleston [LADY BE GOOD] -- Fred & Adele Astaire
07. Swiss Miss [LADY BE GOOD] -- Fred & Adele Astaire
08. Funny Face [FUNNY FACE] -- Fred & Adele Astaire
09. The Babbitt and the Bromide [FUNNY FACE] -- Fred & Adele Astaire
10. High Hat [FUNNY FACE]
11. My One and Only [FUNNY FACE]
12. Not My Girl
13. Louisiana
14. Puttin' On the Ritz [film, PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ]
15. Crazy Feet [film, HAPPY DAYS]
16. After You, Who? [THE GAY DIVORCE]
17. Night and Day [THE GAY DIVORCE]
18. Flying Down to Rio [film, FLYING DOWN TO RIO]
19. Music Makes Me [film, FLYING DOWN TO RIO]
Disc 2 (Top Hat, White Tie and Tails):
01. Top Hat, White Tie and Tails [film, TOP HAT]
02. A Fine Romance [film, SWING TIME]
03. You Worry Me
04. A Foggy Day [film, DAMSEL IN DISTRESS]
05. City of the Angels
06. My Eyes Adored You
07. Dance in the Old Fashioned Way
08. Isn't This a Lovely Day [film, TOP HAT]
09. I'm Building Up to an Awful Let Down
10. The Wailing of the Willow
11. It's Easy to Remember [film, MISSISSIPPI]
12. Not My Girl
13. I Love Everybody but You
14. One for My Baby [film, THE SKY'S THE LIMIT]
15. That Face
16. Something's Gotta Give [film, DADDY LONG LEGS]
17. I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man [film, BELLE OF NEW YORK]
18. Night and Day [THE GAY DIVORCE]
19. They All Laughed [film, SHALL WE DANCE?]
Disc 3 (Life Is Beautiful):
01. Cheek to Cheek [film, TOP HAT]
02. Life Is Beautiful
03. They Can't Take That Away from Me [film, SHALL WE DANCE?]
04. Attitude Dancing
05. Wonderful Baby
06. Session Sound Bites - Part One -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
07. A Couple of Song and Dance Men [film, BLUE SKIES]
08. Top Billing -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
09. Roxie [CHICAGO] -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
10. Spring, Spring, Spring [film, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS] -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
11. How Lucky Can You Get [film, FUNNY LADY] -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
12. Mr. Keyboard Man -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
13. In The Cool, Cool Cool of the Evening [film, HERE COMES THE GROOM] -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
14. I've a Shooting Box in Scotland [SEE AMERICA FIRST] -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
15. Sing [television, SESAME STREET] -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
16. Pick Yourself Up [film, SWING TIME] -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
17. Reprise: Top Billing -- Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby
18. Session Sound Bites - Part Two
19. That's Entertainment [film, THE BAND WAGON]
Format
CD
Label
Curb Records 77617
Released
1993-06-01
Barcode
715187761728
Audio
Stereo
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Shortcode
[rl32813]
01. A Couple of Song and Dance Men [film, BLUE SKIES] -- Duet
02. Sing [television, SESAME STREET] -- Duet
03. It's Easy to Remember [film MISSISSIPPI] -- Fred Astaire
04. Pick Yourself Up [film, SWINGTIME] -- Duet
05. How Lucky Can You Get? [film, FUNNY LADY] -- Duet
06. Change Partners [film, CAREFREE] -- Bing Crosby
07. Roxie [CHICAGO] -- Duet
08. Spring, Spring, Spring [film, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS] -- Duet
09. Top Billing -- Duet
10. Mr. Keyboard Man - "The Entertainer" -- Duet
Title
How Lucky Can You Get!
Format
CD
Label
EMI 0777 7 89312 2 5
Released
1993
Barcode
077778931225
Audio
Stereo
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Notes
Completely remixed from the original multi-tracks and digitally remastered using alternate takes or portions of alternate takes (including the premiere release of the first take of Crosby's "Change Partners"). Includes four bonus tracks from other albums and these were also digitally remixed from the original multi-tracks.
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Shortcode
[rl32811]
01. Top Billing -- Duet
02. How Lucky Can You Get? [film, FUNNY LADY] -- Duet
03. Roxie [CHICAGO] -- Duet
04. Spring, Spring, Spring [film, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS] -- Duet
05. It's Easy to Remember [film MISSISSIPPI] -- Fred Astaire
06. Change Partners [film, CAREFREE] -- Bing Crosby
07. Pick Yourself Up [film, SWINGTIME] -- Duet
08. Mister Keyboard Man -- Duet
09. I've a Shooting Box in Scotland [SEE AMERICA FIRST] -- Duet
10. In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening [film, HERE COMES THE GROOM] -- Duet
11. Bon Vivant [FOXY] -- Bing Crosby *
12. Sing [television, SESAME STREET] -- Duet
13. Dance in the Old Fashioned Way -- Fred Astaire **
14. I Love to Dance Like They Used to Dance [BALLROOM] -- Bing Crosby *
15. A Couple of Song and Dance Men [film, BLUE SKIES] -- Duet
16. That's Entertainment [film, THE BAND WAGON] -- Fred Astaire ***
17. Reprise: Top Billing -- Duet
* from Bing Crosby's 1976 album, THAT'S WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT ("Bon Vivant" recorded February 20, 1975; "I Love to Dance Like They Used to Dance" recorded February 19, 1975)
** from Fred Astaire's 1975 album, ATTITUDE DANCING (track recorded July 23, 1975)
*** from Fred Astaire's 1976 album, THEY CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME (track recorded August 1, 1975)
Format
LP
Label
United Artists UAS 29888
Released
1975
Audio
Stereo
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Lists
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Shortcode
[rl32802]
Side A
1. Roxie (Chicago)
2. Top Billing
3. Sing
4. It's Easy To remember (Mississippi)
5. In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening (Here Comes The Groom)
6. Pick Yourself Up (Swing Time)
Side B
1. How Lucky Can You Get (Funny Lady)
2. I've A Shooting Box In Scotland (See America First)
3. Change Partners (Carefree)
4. Mr. Keyboard Man - The Entertainer
5. Spring, Spring, Spring (Seven Brides For Seven Brothers)
6. A Couple Of Song And Dance Men (Blue Skies)
7. Top Billing

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