The Andrews Sisters: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Their 54 Finest 1937-1952) | Retrospective RTS4238

The Andrews Sisters: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Their 54 Finest 1937-1952)


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Label: Retrospective

Cat No: RTS4238

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 3rd February 2014



Bing Crosby
Les Paul
Danny Kaye
Burl Ives
Carmen Miranda
Al Jolson
The Andrews Sisters


Bing Crosby
Les Paul
Danny Kaye
Burl Ives
Carmen Miranda
Al Jolson
The Andrews Sisters


American sisters Patty (1918-2013), Maxene (1916-1995) and LaVerne (1911-1967) Andrews constituted the most popular female vocal group of them all. Their unmistakable sound helped define the Forties era and, from 1937 to 1952, they enjoyed no fewer than 113 hit records!

Retrospective’s 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy' offers the finest available 2-disc survey of their fabulous career, with the sisters’ 54 very best tracks. There are no fewer than 37 Top 20 hits, 18 of them reaching one, two or three. Among the biggest million sellers are Shoo-Shoo Baby, Rum And Coca-Cola, Near You and Toolie Oolie Doolie.

The sisters enjoyed an incredibly successful partnership with ‘The Old Groaner’ himself, Bing Crosby, six top examples of which are included: Don’t Fence Me In, South America Take it Away, Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?, Pistol Packin’ Mama, and so on – not forgetting they also made a superb version of Begin The Beguine backed by Bing’s brother, Bob Crosby.

They also had a great partner for the sardonic No.3 hit Civilisation, duetting with Danny Kaye, and made memorable recordings in partnership with Les Paul, Carmen Miranda, Burl Ives and Al Jolson.

The Andrews Sisters may now be history – the youngest, Patty, died last year at the age of 94 – yet their popularity has not waned, and they retain their status as top icons of the Swing Era.

Track Listing:
CD 1

1. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
2. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
3. Nice Work If You Can Get It
4. Joseph! Joseph!
5. Ti-Pi-Tin
6. Short’nin’ Bread
7. Says My Heart
8. Pagan Love Song
9. Hold Tight, Hold Tight
10. Begin The Beguine
11. Long Time No See
12. Beer Barrel Polka
13. Well All Right
14. The Jumpin’ Jive
15. Oh, Johnny! Oh, Johnny! Oh!
16. South American Way
17. Say “Sí Sí”
18. The Woodpecker Song
19. Rhumboogie
20. Ferryboat Serenade
21. Beat Me, Daddy, Eight To The Bar
22. I’ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time
23. Tuxedo Junction
24. Pennsylvania 6-5000
25. Chattanooga Choo-Choo
26. I’ll Got A Guy In Kalamazoo
27. In The Mood

1. Pistol Packin’ Mama
2. Is You Is, Or Is You Ain’t Ma Baby?
3. Don’t Fence Me In
4. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
5. Along The Navajo Trail
6. South America, Take It Away
7. Bounce Me, Brother, With A Solid Four
8. I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi, I Like You Very Much
9. The Shrine Of Saint Cecilia
10. Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree
11. Shoo-Shoo, Baby
12. Tico-Tico
13. Straighten Up And Fly Right
14. Lullaby Of Broadway
15. Rum And Coca-Cola
16. Rumours Are Flying (With Les Paul)
17. Near You
18. Civilization (With Danny Kaye)
19. Blue Tail Fly (With Burl Ives)
20. Cuanto Le Gusta (With Carmen Miranda)
21. Toolie Oolie Doolie
22. Alexander’s Ragtime Band
23. Underneath The Arches
24. I Can Dream, Can’t I?
25. I Wanna Be Loved
26. The Old Piano Roll Blues (With Al Jolson)
27. Sing! Sing! Sing!

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