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Golden Age of the Andrew Sisters [Box]

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Bei Mir Bist du Schon
    2. Tu- Li- Tulip Time
    3. Lullaby to a Little Jitterbug
    4. Hold Tight, Hold Tight
    5. Beer Barrel Polka, The (Roll Out the Barrel)
    6. Well, All Right
    7. Yodelin' Jive
    8. Say Si Si
    9. Woodpecker Song, The
    10. Ferryboat Serenade
    11. Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar
    12. Scrub Me Mama, With a Boogie Beat
    13. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
    14. I'll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time
    15. Aurora
    16. Shrine of St. Cecilia, The
    17. Three Little Sisters
    18. Strip Polka
    19. Pistol Packin' Mama
    20. Victory Polka
    21. Shoo Shoo Baby
    22. Straighten up and Fly Right
    23. Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?
    24. (There'll Be a) Hot Time in the Town of Berlin
    25. Don't Fence Me In
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Rum and Coca Cola
    2. AC- Cent-Tchu- Ate the Positive
    3. Three Caballeros, The
    4. Along the Navajo Trail
    5. Blond Sailor, The
    6. Money Is the Root of All Evil
    7. South America Take It Away
    8. Rumours Are Flying
    9. Christmas Island
    10. Talahassee
    11. Near You
    12. Lady From 29 Palms, The
    13. Civilization / Bongo, Bongo, Bongo
    14. Toolie Oolie Doolie
    15. Underneath the Arches
    16. You Call Everybody Darling
    17. I Can Dream, Can't I?
    18. Quicksilver
    19. I Wanna Be Loved
    20. Sparrow in the Treetop
    21. Rhumboogie
    22. I Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)
    23. Chico's Love Song
    24. Jealous
    25. Says My Heart
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Tuxedo Junction
    2. Lily Belle
    3. Tica- Ti, Tica- Ta
    4. Zoot Suit, A (For My Sunday Gal)
    5. You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith
    6. Stars Are the Windows of Heaven
    7. Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
    8. Jing a Ling, Jing a Ling
    9. Rancho Pillow
    10. Hohokus, N.J.
    11. Beatin', Bangin', 'N Scratchin'
    12. Jack of All Trades
    13. Atlanta G.A.
    14. Coaz Me a Little Bit
    15. There'll Be a Jubilee
    16. Put 'Em in a Box, Tie 'Em With a Ribbon
    17. Avocado
    18. I'm Gonna Paper All My Walls With Your Love Letters
    19. I've Just Got to Get Out of the Habit
    20. Yipsee -I-O
    21. Underneath the Linden Tree
    22. I Didn't Know the Gun Was Loaded
    23. Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!
    24. Pack up Your Troubles
    25. How Many Times?
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Run, Run, Run
    2. Great Day
    3. Them That Has, Gets
    4. Old Don Juan
    5. Money Song, The
    6. For All We Know
    7. Clancy Lowered the Boom!
    8. Satins and Lace
    9. Don't Blame Me
    10. Man Is Brother to a Mule, A
    11. What Did I Do?
    12. Guys and Dolls
    13. Mambo Man, The
    14. I'll Pray For You
    15. Sing, Sing, Sing
    16. Piccolo Pete
    17. How Lucky You Are
    18. Lying in the Hay
    19. Windmill Song, The
    20. Bride and Groom Polka, The
    21. East of the Sun
    22. Wunderbar
    23. Wedding of Lilli Marlene, The
    24. Zing Zing, Zoom Zoom
    25. Six Jerks in a Jeep
    26. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 74

  • Credits
    ProducerGeoff Milne (Compilation)

    Personnel includes: Laverne Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Patty Andrews, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Dick Haymes.
    All tracks have been digitally remastered.
    Contains 110 tracks.
    Since the 50-year limit on copyrights in Europe has led to a flurry of Andrews Sisters releases beginning in the early '90s, it's worth pointing out that the British Jasmine label is not just another fly-by-night outfit cobbling together a bunch of old 78s. The four-disc Golden Age of the Andrews Sisters, with a running time of more than four-and-three-quarters hours, contains more tracks -- 101 -- than any previously released Andrews Sisters compilation. The sound quality is good, if not as good as the legitimate American reissues on MCA, and the 12-page CD booklet contains basic annotations. That said, the selection is somewhat eccentric. Essentially, this is a "the best and the rest" collection: the first two discs contain all of the Andrews Sisters' Top Ten hits, as ranked in Joel Whitburn's book of chart reconstructions, Pop Memories. For the most part, they are in chronological order, though a handful of tracks that reached numbers ten through 12 are bunched at the end. Discs three and four contain another three chart entries among their 51 tracks, but otherwise ignore the 60 additional Andrews Sisters recordings listed in Whitburn that peaked between numbers 12 and 30 in favor of utterly obscure material; B-sides and records that never sold well enough to earn a chart ranking. This hits-and-misses approach leaves out lots of good and well-remembered Andrews Sisters recordings. It also makes room for some interesting ones, including the sisters' versions of the show tunes "Guys and Dolls" and "Wunderbar" and the swing standard "Sing, Sing, Sing," plus two performances from the soundtrack to Private Buckaroo. (Of course, keeping to the 50-year limit, none of their recordings from after 1951 are included.) This not the ideal Andrews Sisters compilation, but it is far more extensive than any their American copyright holders have produced. ~ William Ruhlmann

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