Bob Hope - Thanks for the Memory [Prism]

Bob Hope - Thanks for the Memory [Prism]
Styles: Vaudeville, Comedy
Genre: Comedy\Spoken
Recording Date: 1938 - 1952
Album: Thanks for the Memory [Prism]
Release Date: March 9, 2004
Artist: Bob Hope
Duration: 01:05:40

Prism Leisure is a British label specializing in budget-priced reissues consisting of material that the company either licenses inexpensively or, when the recordings are over 50 years old and thus in the public domain in Europe, simply transfers from old records. This Bob Hope compilation includes some of the comedian's few musical recordings for Decca (e.g., the 1938 single "Thanks for the Memory"/"Two Sleepy People" and 1939 single "The Lady's in Love With You"/"Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)," both duet records with Shirley Ross) along with airchecks from his many radio appearances. On every track except the standup routine that opens the album, Hope is accompanied by at least one other entertainer, among them his longtime movie partner Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante, Dorothy Lamour, Peggy Lee, Ethel Merman, and Margaret Whiting. Those are all musical efforts, albeit with some comic chatter, while "Bob Gets Married" is a sketch featuring Hope's radio partner Jerry Colonna and Frances Langford. Although remembered primarily as a comedian, Hope could carry a tune, even holding his own against the mighty Crosby, and these tracks, recorded between 1938 and 1952, include some of his best-known musical performances as well as some of his trademark rapid-fire comic patter.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Bob in San FranciscoBob Hope2:51
The Road to Morocco / Johnny Burke / James Van HeusenBob Hope feat: Bing Crosby / Vic Schoen & His Orchestra2:36
Put It There Pal / Johnny Burke / James Van HeusenBob Hope feat: Bing Crosby / Vic Schoen & His Orchestra2:22
If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake / Al Hoffman / Bob Merrill / Clem WattsBob Hope feat: Bing Crosby / The Rhythmaires / John Scott Trotter2:45
Two Sleepy People / Hoagy Carmichael / Frank LoesserBob Hope feat: Harry Sosnik & His Orchestra / Shirley Ross2:59
The Boys With the Proboscis / Jack Barnett / Jimmy DuranteBob Hope feat: Jimmy Durante2:35
Buttons and Bows / Ray Evans / Jay LivingstonBob Hope feat: The Clark Sisters3:00
Ain't We Got Fun? / Raymond B. Egan / Gus Kahn / Richard A. WhitingBob Hope feat: Billy May / Margaret Whiting2:19
Home Cookin' / Ray Evans / Jay LivingstonBob Hope feat: Billy May / Margaret Whiting2:52
My Favorite Brunette / Ray Evans / Jay LivingstonBob Hope feat: Dorothy Lamour / Paul Weston & His Orchestra3:06
Beside You / Ray Evans / Jay LivingstonBob Hope feat: Dorothy Lamour / Paul Weston & His Orchestra3:07
For What? / Johnny Burke / James Van HeusenBob Hope feat: Bing Crosby / John Scott Trotter8:29
The Road to Bali / Johnny Burke / James Van HeusenBob Hope feat: Bing Crosby / Sonny Burke & Orchestra / The Rhythmaires2:30
Hoot Mon / Johnny Burke / James Van HeusenBob Hope feat: Bing Crosby2:35
The Merry-Go-Run-Around / Johnny Burke / James Van HeusenBob Hope feat: Bing Crosby / Peggy Lee / Sonny Burke & Orchestra2:29
Chicago Style / Johnny Burke / James Van HeusenBob Hope feat: Bing Crosby2:49
Bob Gets MarriedBob Hope feat: Jerry Colonna / Frances Langford5:37
Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone) / Val Burton / Will JasonBob Hope feat: Harry Sosnik & His Orchestra / Shirley Ross2:38
The Lady's in Love With You / Burton Lane / Frank LoesserBob Hope feat: Harry Sosnik & His Orchestra / Shirley Ross2:35
It's De-Lovely / Cole PorterBob Hope feat: Ethel Merman2:19
Thanks for the Memory / Ralph Rainger / Leo RobinBob Hope feat: Harry Sosnik & His Orchestra / Shirley Ross3:07

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