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Bing Sings The Hits – Bing Crosby

Photo(s) by Bart Solenthaler. Imported from Flickr on Dec 23, 2018. Artwork published in .
Bing Sings The Hits – Bing Crosby
Source: Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “allegro”. License: All Rights Reserved.

Bing Sings the Hits is a compilation of hit songs by Bing Crosby from the early 1950s. It was issued as a 10″ LP by Decca Records in 1954. Each of the eight titles is shown on a separate card—jukebox style—and is set in a different typeface. The selection provides a good sample of what was popular in the US in the 1950s, and also includes the less commonly seen Contact Italic (for “I Love Paris”). The titles are all presented in capitals, with the exception of “My Love, My Love”: Allegro with its cursive forms doesn’t lend itself to being used in all caps. (Barbara deWilde disagrees.)

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  • Futura Condensed
  • Franklin Gothic
  • Playbill
  • Allegro
  • News Gothic
  • Ultra Bodoni
  • Century Expanded
  • Contact (ATF)
  • Radiant
  • Beton
  • Futura




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1 Comment on “Bing Sings The Hits – Bing Crosby”

  1. “Stranger in Paradise” appears to be the extra condensed width of News Gothic. And “Changing Partners” seems to be the bold extra condensed width of Radiant.

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