50th Anniversary Collection, Vol. 2

50th Anniversary Collection, Vol. 2

by The Andrews Sisters
     
 
This is a perfect companion to 50th Anniversary Collection, Vol. 1, containing more hits ("Nice Work If You Can Get It" etc.) and even more songs that have been overlooked for 50 years or so -- "Rock-A-Bye Baby," "Where Have We Met Before," Louis Jordan's "Is You Is (Or Is You

Overview

This is a perfect companion to 50th Anniversary Collection, Vol. 1, containing more hits ("Nice Work If You Can Get It" etc.) and even more songs that have been overlooked for 50 years or so -- "Rock-A-Bye Baby," "Where Have We Met Before," Louis Jordan's "Is You Is (Or Is You Ain't My Baby)," and "Fugue for Tinhorns" (from Guys and Dolls), all dating from 1938 through 1953. Not all of this is among the trio's very strongest material, although all of it is inventive, and their bouncy, swinging versions of "Rock-A-Bye Baby," "Shortnin' Bread," and "Says My Heart" are each startling evocations of the memories and sound of the Boswell Sisters; the intertwining vocal parts and harmonies are a delight to the ear even 60 years later. The trio is also heard on several songs collaborating with such celebrated bandleaders as Jimmy Dorsey ("Hold Tight"), Skip Martin (a searing "Sing Sing Sing"), and Bob Crosby (a soaring "Begin the Beguine"). The sound is good, with some lingering traces of surface noise, some instances more prominent than others -- on the plus side, you can hear the strumming of the guitar on their 1938 "Hold Tight." The notes by Pam Dobois provide some decent background information on the trio's early career.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/27/1990
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811009328
catalogNumber:
10093

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrews Sisters   Primary Artist
Bing Crosby   Track Performer
Matty Matlock   Track Performer
Vic Schoen   Track Performer
Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Louis Prima   Composer
Louis Jordan   Composer
Patty Andrews   Composer
Pam DuBois   Liner Notes
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Doug Schwartz   Engineer
Leonard Ware   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Jeff Hart and the Ruins   Engineer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Sunny Skylar   Composer
Bill Austin   Composer
Willie Spottswood   Composer
Jerry Brandow   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Lenny Kent   Composer
Edward Robinson   Composer

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