Thursday, March 30, 2006

Der Bingle!



Der Bingle was a nickname for Bing Crosby, but I am not sure how that came about. Perhaps Bob Hope called him that in one of their "road" movies. I don't recall this music; I never played it that I remember. Copyrighted in 1938, this one belonged to my mom before I was born.

13 comments:

ET said...

Within the past year I bought ROAD TO BALI with Bob, Bing, and Dorothy Lamour on a DVD..... when I on my hunting down old movies that have been digitized on DVDs kick. It's not bad.

bornfool said...

Der Bingle? I hadn't heard that nickname. I haven't heard that song either.

Wordnerd said...

Don't know the song, either...I'm so envious of your collection!

goldenlucyd said...

kenju,
Good question. Where DID Der Bingle come from? I'm going to look it up. Keep posting your music collection. I'm not musical myself but I just love the old photos and graphics. Do you play the piano anymore---and actually use this sheet music?

goldenlucyd said...

Jamie Dawn,
The fact you've mastered the required subject mathter despite such a strong revulion speaks volumes about your character. I will read them if I get a chance.

I'd also like to suggest that you probably don't suffer from actual MBD (Math Brain Damage). In any case, your kiddos are very, very lucky.
lucyd

so said...

Hmmmm...wonder how their movies were translated in German. "Der" is a masculine "the" in Deutsch (German). But, I have no guesses about "Bingle" .... interesting.

Jamie Dawn said...

Der Kenjungle kind of has a ring to it, don't you think?

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I don't know this song either Judy, but I love the cover!

utenzi said...

I hadn't heard of that nickname either, Judy.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

he's jamming out on that ukelele!

Peter said...

Hi Judy, I just dread the day when you can't unearth any more treasures for us, please tell us that day is a loooong wat off yet.

Inanna said...

Never heard that nickname... but he was beautiful...

Deejay said...

The nickname dates from World War II: during the War, Crosby spent a lot of time giving live appearances for Allied forces fighting in the European Theater. At that time, he also learned how to pronounce German from written scripts, and would read these in propaganda broadcasts aimed at the German forces. The nickname "der Bingle" was understood to have become current among German listeners, and then came to be used by his English-speaking fans. In a poll taken among U.S. troops at the close of the war regarding who did most for G.I. morale, Crosby came out first.