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Buble & Bing "'White Christmas' Dream Team"
Michael Buble Teams Up With Bing Crosby on Holiday Classic
By: Marketwired .
Dec. 3, 2012 01:55 PM
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/03/12 -- Michael Bublé will be releasing a new holiday single, "White Christmas," which includes a special guest performance by Bing Crosby and will be available worldwide December 10th and 11th on iTunes, it was announced today by his label, "Reprise Records." The Canadian star, who has long idolized Crosby, joined up with the late crooner for a very special performance courtesy of computer magic on his upcoming NBC TV Special "Michael Bublé - Home for the Holidays" which is scheduled to air on NBC on December 10th at 10:00 pm following "The Voice." Crosby's performance took place December 14, 1971 as part of the "Bing Crosby & Sounds of Christmas TV Special. A brief snippet of the performance is attached: http://youtu.be/6PGv6LF9aTg
"I have worshipped Bing Crosby since I was 6 years old. My family plays Bing's 'White Christmas' all year around. It's really an honor to sing this beautiful song with him," commented Bublé.
The Irving Berlin classic "White Christmas" was originally performed by Bing Crosby on his Kraft Music Hall radio program on Christmas Day, 1941. It was officially recorded for Decca Records in May 1942 and re-recorded in 1947. Soon the recording reached iconic status and went on to become the best selling record of all time. Michael Bublé recorded the song last year as part of his extraordinarily successful Christmas album which was the second best selling album of 2012 (following Adele). Four different Bublé holiday songs from that record were played simultaneously on the radio last year. This year, the album is already Top Ten on iTunes in several countries including the US.
Other guests on Bublé's upcoming NBC Special include Rod Stewart, Blake Shelton, Carly Rae Jepsen and Elmo.
Bublé is scheduled to appear on The Today Show and Jimmy Fallon on December 3rd and will have a new studio album next year.
For more information on Bing Crosby: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bing-Crosby/44544738326 and http://bingcrosby.com/bing/
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