Bing's first commercial recording, "I've Got the Girl," 1926. Uncredited, he and singing partner Al Rinker provided the vocal chorus.
Still uncredited, Bing was the lead vocalist on this 1929 Paul Whiteman disc, "If I Had a Talking Picture of You."
Bing and the Rhythm Boys backed Duke Ellington and His Orchestra on "Three Little Words," both on the 1930 recording and in the film Check and Double Check - though they were not seen onscreen. The record pictured in the above photo is a reissue.
"Down the Old Ox Road," featured in College Humor, starring Bing, Harold Arlen and Jack Oakie, 1933.
Rodgers & Hart's "It's Easy to Remember" from the film Mississippi, starring Bing and W. C. Fields, 1935.
"I'm An Old Cowhand" was songwriter Johnny Mercer's first big hit, thanks to Bing's recording and the song's inclusion in the Crosby vehicle Rhythm On the Range, 1936.
By 1937 Bing had long been the world's top radio and recording artist, easily rating his own picture label for his recording of "Smarty" on English Brunswick.
Bing's 1937 recording of "Blue Hawaii" on English Brunswick.
78 rpm album, Small Fry.
78 rpm album, Cowboy Songs.
78 rpm album, Favorite Hawaiian Songs Volume One, 1940s.
78 rpm album, What So Proudly We Hail.
The #1 selling recording of all time.
78 rpm album, Going My Way, 1945. Note the line under the title: "Academy Award Picture."
78 rpm album, Selections from Leo McCarey's The Bells of St. Mary's, 1945.
78 rpm album, St. Patrick's Day, 1947.
The mother of all Christmas records: 78 rpm album, Merry Christmas, 1947.
78 rpm album, Blue Skies, 1946.
78 rpm album, The Emperor Waltz, 1948.
Mr. Music 10" LP, 1950.
Der Bingle 10" LP, 1950s.
Road to Bali box set of 45 rpm singles, 1952.
When Irish Eyes are Smiling, double 45 rpm EP set, 1952.
Little Boy Lost soundtrack EP, 1953.
Bing: A Musical Autobiography 5-LP set, 1954.
A German edition of Bing's Musical Autobiography.
The Country Girl soundtrack EP, 1954.
"Peace Prayer" and "Blessing of St. Francis" EP (narrated by Bing), 1955.
The LP version of Merry Christmas, 1955.
A Christmas Sing With Bing EP album, 1956.
A Christmas Sing With Bing, British LP version.
Anything Goes soundtrack LP, 1956.
After Bing's contract with Decca Records expired in the mid-1950s, his now-former record company began to repackage old material from the vast catalogue of their all-time biggest money maker. Following are a few examples.
High Society soundtrack LP, 1956.
Extended play 45 rpm single featuring songs from the long playing album Bing with a Beat, 1957.
New Tricks LP, 1957.
How Lovely is Christmas children's LP, 1957.
"How Lovely Is Christmas"/"Never Be Afraid" 45 rpm single, Crowley's Milk Company promotion, 1957.
Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves 40 children's LP, 1957.
Bing & Bob sing "Paris Holiday"/"Nothing in Common," 45 rpm EP, 1958.
The 45 rpm single of "Paris Holiday"/"Nothing in Common," 1958.
Fancy Meeting You Here LP, 1958.
The Bells of St. Mary's 45 rpm EP (Australia), circa 1958-61.
Young Bing Crosby LP, 1959.
Public service recordings, 1950s-'60s.
How the West Was Won, with Rosemary Clooney and various artists 1960.
Bing and Bob hit the road once more in 1962, this time to encourage tourists to visit the state of Minnesota.
The Bing's Hollywood series: 15 LPs released simultaneously by Decca in 1962.
Bing recorded one last album for Decca, Holiday In Europe, released in 1962.
"The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"/"Fugue For Tinhorns" (with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin) 45 rpm single, 1963.
As an honorary member of The Rat Pack, Bing stole the show in Robin and the 7 Hoods, 1964.
America I Hear You Singing LP, 1964.
Bing Crosby Sings the Great Country Hits LP, 1964.
"How Green Was My Valley" 45 rpm single, 1966.
Family Christmas Favorites, circa late 1960s
Songs of Christmas La-Z-Boy promotional LP, 1960s.
Thoroughly Modern Bing LP, 1968
"What's More American" 45 rpm single, 1968.
Bing 'n Basie LP, 1972.
That's What Life Is All About 8-track tape, 1976.
Seasons LP, posthumously released in 1977.