Der Bingle

Bob Ramsdell
Submitted by Bob Ramsdell August 7th, 2010
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This was a 10″ LP that I picked up at a thrift store. I don’t know why Bing was called “Der Bingle” but I thought this caricature of him was fantastic, the eyes, the hat and the pipe really stand out in this caricature. The first song “Learn to Croon” made me realize that I had almost forgotten what a “crooner” was. Another “crooner” was Perry Como. I can’t think of a single “crooner” in this day and age.

2 Responses to “Der Bingle”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    Der Bingle is an absolutely fabulous name for the Bing. The caricature is great. This is the best I’ve ever seen him look.

    I love that this was part of the House Party series. I guess the party Bing was Der Bingle.

    People would say that contemporary singers like Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr. were crooners though I don’t really know their repertoire.

  2. Bob Ramsdell

    Bob Ramsdell

    One time I had a 78 rpm record of his theme song….When the blue of the night meets the gold of the day….ba..ba…ba. I was trying to clean it up with a gadget I made, a dowel fitted into a hole on a 12″x12″ piece of plywood, when I slipped and broke it in half. Those records are difficult to keep in good shape. I still have a bunch of Danny Kaye records. He was one of my favorite performers and, in 1947, I had a chance to see him in person at the Golden Gate Theater in San Francisco. I took a picture of him from the audience and still have it.