Bing Crosby has performed with some incredible talent over the years, creating famous duets. For this performance, Bing doesn’t bring back his old partners. He brings in celebrity impressionist Rich Little.
The two men sit on stools in front of a stage with light bulbs spiraling behind them on ‘The Rich Little Show’ on April 5th, 1976. They both wear tuxedos and sing in different styles representing other notable performers.
Bing and Rich get many laughs, making each other smile multiple times as they sing these famous songs with these famous voices. Bing starts with ‘A Couple of Song and Dance Men,’ with Rich Little replacing the other voice previously done by Fred Astaire.
Then, Rich gets a chance to impersonate legendary Louis Armstrong in his duet with Bing on the tune Gone Fishin’. Rich nails the unique voice of Louis in this rendition.
Rich even adds some insults by impersonating Bob Hope and heckling Bing. Frank Sinatra and Bing famously sang ‘True Love’ together, and Rich is a perfect Sinatra voice impersonator.
‘Well Did You Eva’ was a fun duet between Bing and Dean Martin. Hearing Rich Little do all these familiar and iconic voices with Bing playing along is fascinating.
They also sing ‘Road to Morocco,’ ‘Going My Way,’ ‘Swinging on a Star,’ and ‘Style.’ The performance is an unforgettable recreation of these wonderful duets. The ‘Man of a Thousand Voices’ perfectly impersonated these celebrities.