Music: New Pop Records, Sep. 13, 1954

U.S. music dealers this week are featuring a box with an emerald green cover, a faceless figure seated before a Decca microphone, and the word Bing. Spread over the five LPs in the package (price: $27.50) are 89 Crosby renditions with spoken interludes by the crooner himself. Most of the songs are original versions selected from the 2,000-odd sides he recorded in two decades.

No matter how some listeners may flinch at Bing's vocal wobble or his persistently overeasy manner, it is an impressive performance, for Crosby is identified with a long parade of...

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