Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Label: Capitol Records
World War II (and post-War) party anthems and love songs. Beats that kept the kids jitterbugging and the boys overseas in good spirits. And harmonies so tight you could bounce a quarter off 'em. Is it any wonder the Andrews Sisters were phenomenally successful in their day and that their hits have proven so prolific? All the songs you know are here -- "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (which today practically serves as musical shorthand for WWII-era culture), "Bei Mir Bist Du Schon," "Rum and Coca-Cola" -- but don't miss lesser-knowns like the kitch-tastic "E-Ma-Ma" and the dreamy "Melancholy Moon."