" The Andrews Sisters and me."

I was reared on the Andrews Sisters, my dad loved them which probably accounts for me having 20 Cds of them. When i was about 5, it was " Money is the root of all evil." " Boogie woogie bugle boy." and how can one forget " Rum and Coca Cola." Oh yes, my dad had them all, he,d play them on this huge radiogram which was as big as i was. In those days they were all 78s which to me seemed to revolve at a tremendous speed. He was still playing them when i was 12 or 13 but then it was different songs. " The big brass band from Brazil " " Too fat polka ". When i left home at 16 the Andrews Sisters were becoming a memory, it was Elvis, Bill Haley and the likes. It was not untill 1988 that i got into them again, we were in this shop looking around when i espied a rack of cheapo cheapo Cds. One of them was 20 all time greats of the Andrews Sisters. It was absolutely wonderful, most of what my dad played were on this Cd. I started to make a collection, i have bought Cds from France, Germany, America, also Lps. As said, i have 20 Cds of them, 6 Lps and various books about them. Their harmonies are outstanding, especially on their early sides. One thing i learned, well two actually is that they recorded well over 1000 sides and remain the biggest selling girl group of all time. The second is that Patty Andrews ( The Effervescent one ) is still alive at the grand old age of 91. To see them in their heyday tune in to You tube and see them perform " Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, it,s nostalgia at it,s very best. God bless you, Maxine, Laverne and Patty for bringing me lots of happiness.

" The Andrews Sisters and me."

John  Smith

Oliva., Spain

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