Golden Greats

Golden Greats

by The Andrews SistersThe Andrews Sisters
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Overview

This three-CD set is very attractive in some obvious ways -- listing for barely $11.00 and containing 75 songs, it's the most generously programmed Andrews Sisters compilation that one can buy, even outstripping the Readers' Digest collection from the '90s. That's more than three hours of music, and it's hard to complain about the programming, all drawn from the trio's Decca recordings (though one wishes the makers had found room for "The House of Blue Lights"). It doesn't get a higher rating than this, however, because none of the material is assembled in any discernible order whatsoever (except, perhaps, to maximize the variety and entertainment value at any given point on any of the discs); there would also seem to be better masters of several of the songs that do appear here. Additionally, there is not a single word of annotation, not that one would expect much at this price. On the plus side, there are quite a few numbers here that haven't made it onto MCA's major compilations of the group's work, including oddities from Don Raye such as "Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat," "Rumors Are Flying." The result is an uneven collection that will satisfy and even delight casual listeners, but make more interested listeners thirst ever more for a Bear Family box devoted to the Andrews Sisters.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/26/2002
Label: Disky Golden Greats
UPC: 0793515491226
catalogNumber: 79012

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Rhumboogie
  2. Scrub Me Mama With a Boogie Beat
  3. (I've Got a Guy In) Kalamazoo
  4. Rumors Are Flying
  5. South America, Take It Away
  6. Cuanto le Gusta
  7. South American Way
  8. I Want My Mama
  9. Pagan Love Song
  10. Let's Have Another One
  11. Chattanooga Choo Choo
  12. Nice Work If You Can Get It
  13. Ti-Pi-Tin
  14. How Lucky Are You
  15. Too Fat Polka (She's Too Fat for Me)
  16. The Wedding Samba
  17. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
  18. When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabam'
  19. Lullaby of Broadway
  20. Billy Boy
  21. Shortnin' Bread
  22. One-Two-Three O'Leary
  23. Straighten Up and Fly Right
  24. Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?
  25. Love Is Where You Find It
  26. Alexander's Ragtime Band

Disc 2

  1. There's No Business Like Show Business
  2. You Call Everybody Darling
  3. Pistol Packin' Mama
  4. The Old Piano Roll Blues
  5. I See, I See
  6. Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella
  7. Hit the Road
  8. Strip Polka
  9. Why Talk About Love?
  10. Yodelin' Jive
  11. Anything You Can Do
  12. The Matador
  13. Near You
  14. Sha-Sha
  15. Just a Simple Melody
  16. The Jumpin' Jive (Jim-Jam-Jump)
  17. Says My Heart
  18. Lullaby to a Little Jitterbug
  19. Well All Right (Tonight's the Night)
  20. Begin the Beguine
  21. Elmer's Tune
  22. Down by the Ohio
  23. There's a Fella Waitin' in Poughkeepsie
  24. Along the Navajo Trail
  25. I Wanna Be Loved
  26. I Can Dream, Can't I?

Disc 3

  1. Bei Mir Bist du Schon
  2. Hold Tight (Want Some Sea Food, Mama)
  3. I'll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time
  4. Ciribiribin
  5. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  6. Oh! Ma-Ma! (The Butcher Boy)
  7. Say "Si Si" (Para Vigo Me Voy)
  8. Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!
  9. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)
  10. Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar
  11. Chico's Love Song (Ma-La-Ja-Fah-La-Pas-Ka-Lah-Tah)
  12. Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)
  13. Don't Fence Me In
  14. Teresa
  15. The Beer Barrel Polka
  16. Joseph! Joseph!
  17. Pennsylvania Polka
  18. Ferryboat Serenade
  19. The Woodpecker Song
  20. Pennsylvania 6-5000
  21. Shoo Shoo Baby
  22. Rum and Coca-Cola
  23. The Woody Woodpecker Song
  24. Blue Tail Fly
  25. AC-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrews Sisters   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Ernesto Lecuona   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Rudy Vallée   Composer
Cab Calloway   Composer
Woody Herman   Composer
Harry James   Composer
Babe Russin   Composer
Frank Crumit   Composer
Frances Faye   Composer
Dick Jurgens   Composer
Phil Moore   Composer
María Mendez Grever   Composer
Dexter   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Paul Baron   Composer
Bennie Benjamin   Composer
Wallace Bishop   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Saul Chaplin   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Abraham Ellstein   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Bill Finegan   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Jerry Gray   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Jack Hoffman   Composer
Irving Kahal   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Ross McLean   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
John Paiva   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Hughie Prince   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Sam H. Stept   Composer
Stillman   Composer
Vic Schoen   Composer
Leonard Ware   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Jack Yellen   Composer
Ramez Idriss   Composer
Morey Amsterdam   Composer
Francis Craig   Composer
Zeke Manners   Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Dick Charles   Composer
Charles Tobias   Composer
Jeri Sullivan   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Sammy Gallop   Composer
Sidney Mitchell   Composer
Lew Pollack   Composer
Gabriel Ruíz   Composer
Francis Wheeler   Composer
Lester Lee   Composer
Raymond Leveen   Composer
Francia Luban   Composer
Larry Markes   Composer
Edward Rose   Composer
Sholom Secunda   Composer
Jerry Seelan   Composer
Dan Shapiro   Composer
Willie Spottswood   Composer
Samuel Steinberg   Composer
George Tibbles   Composer
Wladimir A. Timm   Composer
Ben Trace   Composer
Scotty Wiseman   Composer
Elmer Albrecht   Composer
Jerry Brandow   Composer
Nellie Casman   Composer
Pablo Citorello   Composer
Cy Coben   Composer
Neville Fleeson   Composer
Albert Von Tilzer   Composer
Clem Watts   Composer
Vasec Zeman   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Charles Ives   Arranger
Robert Fletcher   Composer
Dan Howell   Composer
Alberto Pestalozza   Composer
Abe Olman   Composer
Kermit Goell   Composer
Lenny Kent   Composer
Edward Robinson   Composer
Joseph Liebowitz   Composer
Cherubin Bruno   Composer
Mario Penzeri   Composer
Arthur Richardson   Composer
Eddie Gomez   Composer
Sam Martin   Composer
Eldo di Lazzaro   Composer
Allan Small   Composer

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