Bob Crosby

George Robert Crosby (August 23, 1913 – March 9, 1993) was an American jazz singer and bandleader, best known for his group the Bob-Cats, which formed around 1935. The Bob-Cats were a New Orleans Dixieland-style jazz octet. He was the younger brother of famed singer and actor Bing Crosby. On TV, Bob Crosby guest-starred in The Gisele MacKenzie Show. He was also a regular cast member of The Jack Benny Program, on both radio and television, taking over the role of bandleader after Phil Harris' departure. Crosby hosted his own afternoon TV variety show on CBS, The Bob Crosby Show (1953–1957). Crosby received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for television and radio.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 23, 1913 (Washington), Died March 9, 1993 (La Jolla)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, vocalist, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 388 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D7VB-2939 10-in. 12/23/1947 Until The Clark Sisters ; Harry Prime ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Town Criers Male vocal solo, with mixed vocal group and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Decca 38304 10-in. 8/15/1934 I'm gettin' sentimental over you The Dorsey Brothers vocalist  
Decca 38412 10-in. 8/23/1934 Basin Street blues Dorsey Brothers Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38474 10-in. 8/29/1934 It's my night to howl, part 1 Bob Crosby vocalist  
Decca 38475 10-in. 8/29/1934 It's my night to howl, part 2 Bob Crosby vocalist  
Decca 38476 10-in. 8/29/1934 Gambler's blues Bob Crosby vocalist  
Decca 38477 10-in. 8/29/1934 Hotel up above Bob Crosby vocalist  
Decca 38484 10-in. 8/30/1934 Mama, yo quiero un novio Dorsey Brothers Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38485 10-in. 8/30/1934 I ain't gonna sin no more Dorsey Brothers Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38486 10-in. 8/30/1934 I can't dance Dorsey Brothers Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38487 10-in. 8/30/1934 Gracias Dorsey Brothers Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38705 10-in. 9/21/1934 Lost in a fog Dorsey Brothers Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38706 10-in. 9/21/1934 I couldn't be mean to you Dorsey Brothers Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38707 10-in. 9/21/1934 How can you fame me? Dorsey Brothers Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38721 10-in. 9/24/1934 Out in the cold again Dorsey Brothers Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38722 10-in. 9/24/1934 Day creams Dorsey Brothers Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38756 10-in. 9/28/1934 When my ship comes in Dorsey Brothers Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38758 10-in. 9/28/1934 Missouri misery Dorsey Brothers Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38883 10-in. 10/24/1934 Fun to be fooled Dorsey Brothers Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38914 10-in. 10/29/1934 What a diff'rence a day made Dorsey Brothers Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38919 10-in. 10/29/1934 Dream man (Make me dream some more) Dorsey Brothers Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38964 10-in. 11/7/1934 Love is just around the corner Dorsey Brothers Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38965 10-in. 11/7/1934 Here is my heart Dorsey Brothers Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 39021 10-in. 11/15/1934 It's dark on Observatory Hill Dorsey Brothers Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 39022 10-in. 11/15/1934 Blame it on my youth Dorsey Brothers Orchestra vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 388 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Crosby, Bob," accessed May 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104408.

Crosby, Bob. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104408.

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