JJ 03/59: Bing Crosby With Buddy Cole And His Trio New Tricks (Parts 1 To 3)

First published Jazz Journal, March 1959


Even though “things ain’t what they used to be” with the Old Groaner, he can still put most of the modern pop singers to shame. The trouble with the tracks on these three albums is that it’s a battle between Bing and Buddy Cole’s Trio.

Bing sings the old standards the way he did in the early thirties, while Buddy Cole’s group sound like a poor imitation of the King Cole Trio. The results are not very happy from any point of view. However, if you feel nostalgic and like fine tunes, you’ll probably want to have these anyway.
Peter Tanner

When I Take My Sugar To Tea; On The Alamo: I’m Confessin’; Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea Georgia On My Mind; Chicago: You’re Driving Me Crazy: Avalon Chinatown: My Chinatown: If I Could Be With You; Softly As In A Morning Sunrise; Alabamy Bound
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