Monday, March 17, 2014

Irish / Italian Medley - Bing Crosby and Dean Martin

I could not upload Bing Crosby doing "Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral" from "Going My Way" with Barry Fitzgerald. The only other movie which is as Irish as that one is probably "The Quiet Man" with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, but they don't sing. There is a pub scene where the locals sing songs, but that clip is also unavailable.

So, while looking around for something appropriate to post for St. Patrick's Day, I found this cool little clip from Bing Crosby’s show in 1958, with Bing and Dean Martin trading Irish and Italian songs. 

They actually end with a bit of "Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral". Along the way they hit some favorites numbers, among them "Torna a Surriento", "My Wild Irish Rose", "Oh Marie", "Galway Bay", "Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral"  and "O Solo Mio" with a bit of light banter thrown in.

You can view Bing Crosby singing Barry Fitzgerald to sleep in "Going My Way" by hitting this link;

Happy St. Patrick's Day and Éirinn go Brách!

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