Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Bing Crosby 78 RPM Outtakes

Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby was born in 1903 in a house built by his father at 1112 North J. Street in Tacoma. In 1906 his family moved to Spokane where he was raised. (Source: Wikipedia). This clip features some amusing recording session mishaps with Bing.

Cut 1: Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (2:06)
Cut 2: Jimmy Valentine (:43)
Cut 3: Jingle Bells (:36)

Total Runtime: 3:25

1 visit(s) today

Author: Sam Lawson

Student engineer at pioneer Nathan Hale radio station KNH 1210 in 1970 (prior to KNHC). Also attended North Seattle Community College and L.H. Bates in Tacoma (KTOY). Sam’s career began as a KJR request line operator in 1970, with his first on air job at KRKO in 1972. In 1976 he segued to overnights at KTAC as Cory Landon, then weekends at KING. In 1978 he moved to Lewiston, Idaho for afternoons on KOZE and KRLC. Throughout the ‘80s he was an announcer and/or engineer at the best mix and biggest variety of Spokane radio stations; including KZUN, KGA, KKER (The Sam & Pam Show), KZZU, KISC, PD of KJRB, and the voice of KAYU-TV. In 1989 he moved to Los Angeles as Assistant Chief Engineer and weekends at KZLA/KLAC. Also engineered for KBIG, KFI, Premiere Radio Networks, CBS Radio, and others. After avoiding any actual work for nearly 45 years, now happily retired and very appreciatively back in the great Pacific Northwest! --- View other articles by Sam Lawson --- Sam Lawson airchecks
Please review our COMMENT GUIDELINES before posting a comment.

1 thought on “Sam Lawson’s Audio Vault: Bing Crosby 78 RPM Outtakes

  1. Bing spent the better part of his youth in Spokane. His family moved from Tacoma when Bing was three. The Tacoma residence still get lookie-loos. Actress Dyan Cannon was also born in Tacoma. Darren McGavin, the father in A Christmas Story, was born in Spokane. Actor Robert Culp attended the University of Washington where he took up acting. (Wikipedia erroneously lists Washington University in St. Louis).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.