Bob Crosby and The Bob Cats - Off To A New Star
Bob CrosbyEl mas joven de los hermanos de Bing Crosby
Was an America dixieland bandleader and vocalist,
best known for his group Bob Crosby and the Bob Cats.
He was the youngest of seven children: five boys, Larry (1895-1975), Everett (born 1896), Ted (born 1900), Harry (1903-1977, popularly known as Bing Crosby) and Bob; and two girls, Catherine (born 1905) and Mary Rose (born 1907).
Bob Crosby started singing with Anson Weeks (1931-34) and the Dorsey Brothers (1934-35). He led his first band in 1935, when the former members of Ben Pollack's band elected him as titular leader.
His most famous band, the Bob Cats, was a Dixieland jazz group with members from the Bob Crosby Orchestra. Both the Bob Crosby Orchestra and the smaller Bob Cats group specialized in Dixieland jazz, presaging the traditional jazz revival of the 1940s.
Crosby's singing voice was remarkably similar to that of his brother Bing, but without its range.
The Bob Crosby Orchestra and the Bob Cats included (at various times) Yank Lawson, Billy Butterfield, Muggsy Spanier, Matty Matlock, Irving Fazola, Ward Silloway, Warren Smith, Eddie Miller, Joe Sullivan, Bob Zurke, Jess Stacy, Nappy Lamare, Bob Haggart Jack Sperling and Ray Bauduc.
Hits included "Summertime" (theme song), "In a Little Gypsy Tea Room," "Whispers in The Dark," "South Rampart Street Parade," "March of the Bob Cats," "Day In, Day Out," "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby," "Dolores" and "New San Antonio Rose" (last three with Bing Crosby). A remarkable bass and drums duet between Haggart and Bauduc, "Big Noise From Winnetka," became a hit in 1938-39.
Bob Crosby is best remembered for the Dixieland band that bore his name during the 1930s and early 1940s.
The Bob Crosby Orchestra, along with its combo side group,
the Bob Cats, was considered one of the greatest jazz bands of all time.
The orchestra was actually led by sax player Gil Rodin, however. Crosby himself was simply the front man, chosen for his personality, looks, and famous last name.
Bob Crosby and The Bob Cats
*01 - The Bob Crosby Bob Cats - Summertime.mp3
*02 - The Bob Crosby Bob Cats - At The Jazz Band Ball.mp3
*03 - The Bob Crosby Bob Cats - Hindustan.mp3
*04 - The Bob Crosby Bob Cats - Lazy Mood.mp3
*05 - The Bob Crosby Bob Cats - Come Back Sweet Papa.mp3
*06 - The Bob Crosby Bob Cats - Im Gonna Stomp Mr Henry Lee.mp3
*07 - The Bob Crosby Bob Cats - Squeeze Me.mp3
*08 - The Bob Crosby Bob Cats - Sweethearts On Parade.mp3
*09 - The Bob Crosby Bob Cats - Candy Lips.mp3
*10 - The Bob Crosby Bob Cats - Eccentric Rag.mp3
*11 - The Bob Crosby Bob Cats - River Boat Shuffle.mp3
*12 - The Bob Crosby Bob Cats - When A Woman Loves A Man.mp3
*13 - The Bob Crosby Bob Cats - Borneo.mp3
*14 - The Bob Crosby Bob Cats - All Too Soon.mp3
*15 - The Bob Crosby Bob Cats - Sugarfoot Strut.mp3
*16 - The Bob Crosby Bob Cats - Anything.mp3
*17 - The Bob Crosby Bob Cats - Washington and Lee Swing.mp3