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Bob Crosby (August 23, 1913 Spokane, Washington – March 9, 1993 La Jolla, California) was an American dixieland bandleader and vocalist, best known for his group Crosby and the Bob-Cats.

He was the youngest of seven children: five boys, Larry (1895-1975), Everett (born 1896), Ted (born 1900), Harry (1903-1977, popularly known as Bing Crosby) and Bob; and two girls, Catherine (born 1905) and Mary Rose (born 1907). His parents were English-American bookkeeper Harry Lowe Crosby (1871-1950) and Irish-American Catherine Harrigan (1873-1964), (affectionately known as Kate), the daughter of a builder from County Mayo in Ireland. His paternal ancestors Thomas Prence and Patience Brewster were born in England and immigrated to the U.S. in the 17th century; Brewster’s family came over on the Mayflower.

Bob Crosby started singing with Anson Weeks (1931-34) and the Dorsey Brothers (1934-35). He led his first band in 1935, when the former members of Ben Pollack’s band elected him as titular leader. His most famous band, the Bob-Cats, was a Dixieland jazz group with members from the Bob Crosby Orchestra. Both the Bob Crosby Orchestra and the smaller Bob-Cats group specialized in Dixieland jazz, presaging the traditional jazz revival of the 1940s. Crosby’s singing voice was remarkably similar to that of his brother Bing, but without its range.

The Bob Crosby Orchestra and the Bob Cats included (at various times) Yank Lawson, Billy Butterfield, Muggsy Spanier, Matty Matlock, Irving Fazola, Ward Silloway, Warren Smith, Eddie Miller, Joe Sullivan, Bob Zurke, Jess Stacy, Nappy Lamare, Bob Haggart, Walt Yoder, Jack Sperling, and Ray Bauduc.


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  • Zetoris

    I started listen old music since I first time played Mafia game, but, after that I discovered Fallout, and now I listen many old jazz bands and singers. Games has formed my musical taste.

    14 Aug 2013 Reply
  • tecnoplace

    love this guy, very nice. He and Billie Holiday

    2 Oct 2012 Reply
  • plothead31

    Great stuff

    11 Oct 2011 Reply
  • BelphegorPepe

    Fallout again!

    17 Mar 2011 Reply
  • IDissappear

    Fallout again!

    8 Nov 2010 Reply
  • SP_Dimmy


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  • fmonline13

    Fallout again!

    28 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Pupsikhlv

    Mmmmm :)

    27 Jan 2010 Reply
  • pottedplant73

    Enjoying my Bob Crosby profile? lulz

    12 Aug 2009 Reply
  • umzer


    9 Aug 2009 Reply
  • frgt10_fr34k

    ohhh yeah fallout 3 programmed our brains ^^

    10 May 2009 Reply
  • DJB-Jam

    Listened before to jazz,and old stuff like this.But Fallout brings a unique atmosphere,so people think of a post-retro-apocaliptic scenery when they listen to old school jazz.You imagine the wholw F3 universe.

    14 Feb 2009 Reply
  • anton130790

    damn you fallout

    6 Feb 2009 Reply
  • IgorSzuter

    I agree you with you on that just look at all the FALLOUT songs have high number of play compared to before it was released

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • FerrousMetal

    Ya, fallout 3 and its brainwashing powers to make people like old music.

    1 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Mikorn

    : DD this is kewl .D

    26 Jan 2009 Reply
  • i_Van_O_o

    fallout bring back retro music :D

    24 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Angantyr666

    "i have the urge to go to the radio station and blow his head off..." I shoot his f*cking head off....

    19 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Angantyr666

    Fallout 3 made me like it, though.... dito xD

    19 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Swiftarrow

    guessing you all listened to a tad to muich GNR huh? 3 dogg is bothering me... he keeps calling me a scumbag over the radio. and im like "dude... im listening here..." i have the urge to go to the radio station and blow his head off...

    31 Dec 2008 Reply
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