Their All-Time Greatest Hits

Their All-Time Greatest Hits

by The Andrews Sisters
     
 

In some ways, this 46-song double-CD compilation is a brilliantly conceived and executed overview of the Andrews Sisters' career on Decca Records from 1939 until 1950. The collection is remastered in superb sound with surprising presence and vivid detail, the material is priceless, and only a 20-bit digital treatment is likely to make it any better. And if the trio… See more details below

Overview

In some ways, this 46-song double-CD compilation is a brilliantly conceived and executed overview of the Andrews Sisters' career on Decca Records from 1939 until 1950. The collection is remastered in superb sound with surprising presence and vivid detail, the material is priceless, and only a 20-bit digital treatment is likely to make it any better. And if the trio sounds good, along with Bing Crosby (who's featured on several songs), then Vic Shoen & His Orchestra also never had it as good as they do here. Plus, there are a few songs, such as "Aurora," that aren't on any other Andrews Sisters CDs. On the other hand, the producers have left off some numbers (such as "Bounce Me Brother With a Solid Four" and "House of Blue Lights") that appear on one or the other of their best-of compilations on Decca; add to that the fact that some numbers by the trio, such as "You're a Lucky Fellow Mr. Smith" (from Buck Privates) have never shown up on CD (and possibly not on LP either), and one gets a glimpse of some of the holes that are evident on this disc. It can be argued that some of the numbers mentioned weren't hits, but there are enough B-sides here ("Well All Right" is the most impressive of them -- real killer -- with extraordinary interplay between the three sisters) that this excuse hardly suffices. One would wish that MCA or, more likely, Bear Family would do a completely comprehensive reissue -- the Andrews Sisters were good enough that it would be worthwhile. In the meantime, it's necessary to own this and two other single discs from Decca.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/11/1994
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811112127
catalogNumber:
11121

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Bei Mir Bist du Schön  -  Andrews Sisters
  2. Ti-Pi-Tin  -  Andrews Sisters
  3. Shortnin' Bread  -  Andrews Sisters
  4. Hold Tight (Want Some Sea Food, Mama)  -  Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra
  5. Beer Barrel Polka  -  Andrews Sisters
  6. Well All Right (Tonight's the Night)  -  Andrews Sisters
  7. Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!  -  Andrews Sisters
  8. Say "Si Si" (Para Vigo Me Voy)  - Vic Schoen
  9. Ferryboat Serenade  - Vic Schoen
  10. Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar  - Vic Schoen
  11. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy  - Vic Schoen
  12. I'll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time  - Vic Schoen
  13. Aurora  - Vic Schoen
  14. Jealous  - Vic Schoen
  15. The Shrine of St. Cecilia  -  Andrews Sisters  -  Male Chorus  - Vic Schoen
  16. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)  - Vic Schoen
  17. Pennsylvania Polka  - Vic Schoen
  18. Mister Five by Five  - Vic Schoen
  19. Strip Polka  - Vic Schoen
  20. Pistol Packin' Mama  - Vic Schoen
  21. Shoo Shoo Baby  -  Andrews Sisters
  22. Tico-Tico  - Vic Schoen
  23. (There'll Be A) Hot Time in the Town of Berlin (When the Yanks Go ...)  - Vic Schoen
  24. Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?  - Vic Schoen

Disc 2

  1. Don't Fence Me In  - Bing Crosby
  2. Rum and Coca-Cola  - Vic Schoen
  3. AC-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive  - Vic Schoen
  4. Along the Navajo Trail  - Vic Schoen
  5. South America, Take It Away!  - Vic Schoen
  6. Rumors Are Flying  - Vic Schoen
  7. Christmas Island  -  Andrews Sisters
  8. Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)  - Danny Kaye
  9. The Lady from 29 Palms  - Vic Schoen
  10. Near You  -  Andrews Sisters
  11. Teresa  - Vic Schoen  - Dick Haymes
  12. Toolie Oolie Doolie (The Yodel Polka)  - Vic Schoen
  13. The Woodpecker Song  - Danny Kaye
  14. Blue Tail Fly  - Vic Schoen
  15. You Call Everybody Darling  -  Andrews Sisters
  16. Cuanto le Gusta  - Vic Schoen
  17. I Can Dream, Can't I?  - Gordon Jenkins
  18. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon  -  Russ Morgan & His Orchestra
  19. Charley, My Boy  -  Russ Morgan & His Orchestra
  20. I Wanna Be Loved  - Gordon Jenkins
  21. A Bushel and a Peck  - Vic Schoen
  22. A Penny a Kiss, a Penny a Hug  -  Andrews Sisters

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrews Sisters   Primary Artist
Burl Ives   Track Performer
Bing Crosby   Vocals,Track Performer
Danny Kaye   Track Performer
Paul   Track Performer
Gordon Jenkins   Track Performer
Dick Haymes   Track Performer
Carmen Miranda   Vocals,Track Performer
Vic Schoen   Track Performer
Male Chorus   Track Performer
Russ Morgan & His Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Jimmy Reed   Composer
Ernesto Lecuona   Composer
Eddie Lang   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Daniel Decatur Emmett   Composer
Paul Baron   Composer
Bennie Benjamin   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Irving Kahal   Composer
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
Larry Marks   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Stillman   Composer
Leonard Ware   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Morey Amsterdam   Composer
Ed Rose   Composer
Francis Craig   Composer
Vaughn Horton   Composer
William Ruhlmann   Liner Notes
Jeri Sullivan   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Francia Luban   Composer
Edward Rose   Composer
Sholom Secunda   Composer
Willie Spottswood   Composer
Wladimir A. Timm   Composer
Jose Abreu   Composer
Arthur Beul   Composer
Jerry Brandow   Composer
Zequinha de Abreu   Composer
Vasec Zeman   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Mário Lago   Composer
Aloysio Oliveira   Composer
Robert Fletcher   Composer
Abe Olman   Composer
Kermit Goell   Composer
Lenny Kent   Composer
Edward Robinson   Composer
Cherubin Bruno   Composer
Mario Penzeri   Composer
Roberto Roberti   Composer
Eldo di Lazzaro   Composer
Arthur Beul   Composer
M. Ottner   Composer
Leroy Parker   Composer
Leonard Kent   Composer

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