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Track Listing
CD1
1. Jammin' (with Leon Belasco and his Orch..) (Brunswick 7863) 1937
2. Bei Mir Bist Du Schön (Decca 1562) 1938
3. Nice Work If You Can Get It (Decca 1562) 1938
4. Joseph! Joseph! (Decca 1691) 1938
5. Ti-Pi-Tin (Decca 1703) 1938
6. Shortenin' Bread (Decca 1744) 1938
7. Says My Heart (Decca 1875) 1938
8. Tu-Li-Tulip Time (With Jimmy Dorsey & His Orch.) (Decca 1974) 1938
9. Sha-Sha (With Jimmy Dorsey & His Orch.) (Decca 1974) 1938
10. Lullaby To A Little Jitterbug (Decca 2082) 1938
11. Pross-Tchai (Goodbye) (Decca 2082) 1939
12. Hold Tight, Hold Tight (Want Some Sea Food, Mama?) (With Jimmy Dorsey & His Orch.) (Decca 2214) 1939
13. You Don't Know How Much You Can Suffer (With Jimmy Dorsey & His Orch.) (Decca 2414) 1939
14. Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrel) (Decca 2462) 1939
15. Well All Right (Tonight's The Night) (Decca 2462) 1939
16. Chico's Love Song (Decca 2756) 1939
17. The Jumpin' Jive (Decca 2756) 1939
18. Ciribiribin (With Bing Crosby) (Decca 2800) 1939
19. Yodelin' Jive (With Bing Crosby) (Decca 2800) 1939
20. Oh Johnny Oh! (Decca 2840) 1940
21. Say Si Si (Para Vigo Me Voy) (Decca 3013) 1940
22. The Woodpecker Song (Decca 3065) 1940
23. Down By The O-Hi-O (Decca 3065) 1940
24. Rhumboogie (Decca 3097) 1940
25. Hit The Road (Decca 3328) 1940
CD 2
1. Ferryboat Serenade (Decca 3328) 1940
2. Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar (Decca 3375) 1940
3. Scrub Me, Mama, With A Boogie Beat (Decca 3553) 1941
4. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Decca 3598) 1941
5. I Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much) (Decca 3622) 1941
6. (I'll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time (Decca 3622) 1941
7. Aurora (Decca 3732) 1941
8. Sleepy Serenade (Decca 3821) 1941
9. Sonny Boy (Decca 3871) 1941
10. The Nickel Serenade (Decca 3960) 1941
11. I Wish I Had A Dime (For Every Time I Missed You) (Decca 3966) 1941
12. Jealous (Decca 4019) 1941
13. Any Bonds Today (Decca 4044)
14. The Shrine Of St. Cecilia (Decca 4097) 1942
15. I'll Pray For You (Decca 4153) 1942
16. Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me) (Decca 18312) 1942
17. Three Little Sisters (Decca 18319) 1942
18. Pennsylvania Polka (Decca 18398) 1942
19. That's The Moon, My Son (Decca 18398) 1942
20. Mister Five By Five (Decca 18470) 1942
21. Strip Polka (Decca 18470) 1942
22. Here Comes The Navy (Decca 18497) 1942
23. East Of The Rockies (Decca 18533) 1943
24. Pistol Packin' Mama (With Bing Crosby) (Decca 23277) 1943
25. Victory Polka (With Bing Crosby) (Decca 23277) 1943

CD 3
1. Jingle Bells (With Bing Crosby) (Decca 23281) 1943
2. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (With Bing Crosby) (Decca 23281) 1943
3. Shoo-Shoo Baby (Decca 18572) 1943
4. Down In The Valley (Decca 18572) 1944
5. Sing A Tropical Song (Decca 18581) 1944
6. Straighten Up And Fly Right (Decca 18606) 1944
7. Tico Tico (Decca 18606) 1944
8. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby (With Bing Crosby) (Decca 23350) 1944
9. (There'll Be) A Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin (When The Yanks Go Marching In) (With Bing Crosby) (Decca 23350) 1944
10. Don't Fence Me In (With Bing Crosby) (Decca 23364) 1944
11. The Three Caballeros (With Bing Crosby) (Decca 23364) 1944
12. Corns For My Country (Decca 18628) 1944
13. Accentuate The Positive (With Bing Crosby) (Decca 23379) 1945
14. Rum And Coca Cola (Decca 18636) 1945
15. One Meat Ball (Decca 18636) 1945
16. Along The Navajo Trail (With Bing Crosby) (Decca 23437) 1945
17. The Blond Sailor (Decca 18700) 1945
18. Money Is The Root Of All Evil (With Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians) (Decca 23474) 1946
19. Patience And Fortitude (Decca 18780) 1946 20. Coax Me A Little Bit (Decca 18833) 1946 21. South America, Take It Away (With Bing Crosby) (Decca 23569) 1946 22. Get Your Kicks On Route 66 (With Bing Crosby) (Decca 23569) 1946 23. I Don't Know Why (I Just Do) (Decca 18899) 1946
24. House Of Blue Lights (Decca 23641) 1946
25. Rumors Are Flying (With Les Paul) (Decca 23656) 1946

CD 4
1. Winter Wonderland (With Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians) (Decca 23722) 1946
2. Christmas Island (With Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians) (Decca 23722) 1949
3. Tallahassee (With Bing Crosby) (Decca 23885) 1947
4. There's No Business Like Show Business (With Bing Crosby & Dick Haymes) (Decca 40039) 1947
5. On The Avenue (Decca 24102) 1947
6. How Lucky You Are (Decca 24171) 1947
7. Near You (Decca 24171) 1947
8. The Lady From 29 Palms (Decca 23976) 1947
9. The Freedom Train (With Bing Crosby) (Decca 23999) 1947
10. Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo) (With Danny Kaye) (Decca 23940) 1947
11. Your Red Wagon (Decca 24268) 1947
12. You Don't Have To Know The Language (Wit
Artist:
The Andrews Sisters
Title:
The Hits Collection 1937-55 (5CD)
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ACFCD7510
Format:
CD
Price £14.99
• The Andrews Sisters were one of the most prolifically successful vocal groups in the entire annals of popular music, beginning their chart success in the late ‘30s and then acquiring a central role in the way that music responded to the challenges of World War II, before racking up many more hits in the immediate post-war era before the complexion of the business changed as the ‘50s got under way.

• Their close harmony style was well-matched to the arrangements favoured by the swing era orchestras who were their contemporaries, and their cheery, upbeat records, often using novelty-flavoured material, were something of an antidote to the sentimental songs which characterised the war years, and their adoption of military uniform-styled stage clothes identified them closely with the war effort.

• This great-value 125-track 5-CD set comprises all their recordings which made an appearance in any of the charts which existed through the period, plus a few other A sides, and includes their hits with other artists – Bing Crosby, Dick Haymes, Jimmy Dorsey, Burl Ives, Ernest Tubb, Guy Lombardo, Carmen Miranda and Russ Morgan, as well as the later Patty Andrews solo hits.

• It naturally features all their best-known hits, including the No. 1s “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön”, “Shoo-Shoo Baby”, “Rum And Coca Cola”, “I Can Dream, Can't I” and “I Wanna Be Loved” and their wartime classics “Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”.

• It’s a comprehensive overview of their chart career, and a substantial and nostalgic visit to an evocative musical era.