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Format: CD
Sku: 60140842
UPC: 076742204426
UPC 14: 00076742204426
Release Date: 9/28/1987
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Bei Mir Bist Du Schon ~ The Andrews Sisters
2. Gimme Some Skin My Friend ~ The Andrews Sisters
3. Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar ~ The Andrews Sisters
4. Tuxedo Junction ~ The Andrews Sisters
5. Bounce Me Brother With A Solid Four ~ The Andrews Sisters
6. Pagan Love Song ~ The Andrews Sisters
7. Shoo Shoo Baby ~ The Andrews Sisters
8. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy ~ The Andrews Sisters
9. Rhumboogie ~ The Andrews Sisters
10. Beer Barrel Polka ~ The Andrews Sisters
11. Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree With Anyone Else But Me ~ The Andrews Sisters
12. Rum And Coca Cola ~ The Andrews Sisters
13. Corns For My Country ~ The Andrews Sisters
14. Civilization - (with Danny Kaye) ~ The Andrews Sisters
15. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - (with Al Jolson) ~ The Andrews Sisters
16. I Can Dream, Can't I? ~ The Andrews Sisters

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by band leader Vic Schoen.
Muze PNote Personnel: LaVerne Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Patty Andrews (vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: Doug Schwartz.
Muze PNote Recording information: Sound Tek Studios, NY.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Roles: Dale Sizer; Al Jolson; Vic Schoen; Danny Kaye.
Muze PNote The first of a very good two-volume collection of some of the Andrews Sisters' best work, this 16-song CD was more than essential at the time of its release, mostly due to the presence of several numbers that hadn't been heard in decades: "Pagan Love Song," "Shoo Shoo Baby," "Bounce Me Brother With a Solid Four," "Gimme Some Skin My Friend," their rendition of "Tuxedo Junction," and their Danny Kaye and Al Jolson collaborations, "Civilization" and "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans." Apart from the Jolson number, which was in release in 1956, none of the others had been available since the 1940s, and all were worth hearing. Among the previously "lost" tracks, "Pagan Love Song" as a boogie-woogie style number is worth the price of the disc by itself, and "Tuxedo Junction" isn't far behind, Patty Andrews luxuriating in the lead while her sisters wrap their voices around hers like a second skin and Vic Schoen's arrangement provides playful accompaniment by the trumpets and saxes. "Gimme Some Skin My Friend" and "Bounce Me Brother With a Solid Four" are unique Andrews Sisters creations, authored by Don Raye (of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" fame) and nearly as successful in their use of early-'40s slang. "Corns for My Country" is a delightful period song about the Hollywood Canteen (from the movie of the same title) that shows off Patty Andrews' comical mugging for the microphone. Danny Kaye makes a better lead singer than one would expect, and not just in a comic vein, and Al Jolson sounds infinitely better than one would expect on a song cut in the year of his death. The notes are also a treat, featuring reminiscences by Patty Andrews and Maxene Andrews and arranger Vic Schoen. The only drawback to this collection is that it was done in 1987, and there are now better mastering techniques and technology available. Those just discovering the trio's work, however, should also be warned that this disc doesn't stand by itself -- there are any number of key songs that only made it onto the second volume, and there are other anthologies that embrace still other parts of their vast catalog, but this and its companion volume are a nice place to start. ~ Bruce Eder

Producer: Jeff Hart (Reissue)

Engineer: Doug Schwart; Jeff Hart; Doug Schwartz

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Danny Kaye
Muze Guest Artist Al Jolson

Artist Overview

Modeling their career after the Boswell Sisters, an earlier singing family act, Minnesota's Andrews Sisters--Patty, Maxine, and LaVerne--were one of the most popular vocal groups of the 1940s and are synonymous with America's cultural zeitgeist during World War II. Adept at swing, jazz, and pop, the Andrews Sisters' talents extended beyond the recording studio and concert halls to the big screen, as they appeared in numerous Hollywood features during their career. Tireless supporters of the war effort, the trio were well known for their work with the USO, entertaining troops throughout the 1940s. The sisters performed, as a group and solo, until LaVerne's death in 1967.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-Sentimental Journey
Muze Music Compilations Capitol Sings Cole Porter
Muze Music Compilations Vol.1-Songs That Got Us Through WWII
Muze Music Compilations G.I. Juke Box-Songs From World
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Classic Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Those Were Our Songs
Muze Music Compilations America's Greatest Hits 1950
Muze Music Compilations Great American Baseball Box
Muze Music Compilations Definitive Collection
Muze Music Compilations Billy Crystal Presents: milt Gabler St (w/ Bonus DVD)
Muze Music Compilations 50S Love Songs
Muze Music Compilations When Radio Was King:big Band Years
Muze Music Compilations When Radio Was King:vocalists
Muze Music Compilations All Time Greatest Swing Era Songs
Muze Music Compilations Best Years Of Our Lives 1943
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Songs Of The 1940'S
Muze Music Compilations All Time Greatest Swing Era Songs V2
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Songs Of The 1930'S
Muze Music Compilations Bing Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook
Muze Music Compilations Songs We Fought For:world War Ii Road
Muze Music Compilations I'll Be Seeing You:world War Ii Road
Muze Music Compilations Readers Digest:piano Men

Associated Artists and Works

Crosby, Bing
McGuire Sisters
The Chesterfield Broadcasts ~ Miller, Glenn
The Ultimate Doubles ~ Miller, Glenn
The McGuire Sisters
Vaughan, Sarah

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/25/1990
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1990
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : AAMCAD42044
Music Label Name Label : MCA (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : AAD
Music UPC UPC : 00076742204426

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