Thursday, September 23, 2010


To be honest, I have been a bit under the weather and really can’t be bothered blogging or surfing the net….so apologies friends if I have not visited your blog/s recently.

So I am not going to give much write-up about this album, only a bit of background on the Sisters (plagarised from Wikipedia) and to say that if you like harmony singing, dance hall, swing and boogie-woogie music, you’ll like Fresh and Fancy-Free. The music in this ablum is conducted by Bill May and his orchestra.

I give this album 3.5 stars

The Andrews Sisters were a harmony singing group consisting of three actual sisters LaVerne, Maxene and Patty – Laverne Sophia, contralto and redhead (July 6, 1911 – May 8, 1967), Maxene Angelyn, soprano and brunette (January 3, 1916 – October 21, 1995), and Patricia Marie "Patty" Andrews mezzo-soprano lead singer and blond (born February 16, 1918). Their harmonies and songs are still in train today, covered by entertainers such as Bette Midler, the Puppini Sisters and Christine Aguilera. Throughout their long career, the sisters had sold over well over 75 million records (that being the last official count released by MCA Records in the mid-1970s). Their hit number Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, can be considered an early recording of rhythm and blues.

They are survived by Patty, the youngest at 92.

The Andrew Sisters – Fresh and Fancy-Free (1957)

Side One

1. The Song Is You

2. You Do Something To Me

3. Comes Love

4. Nevertheless

5. With Every Breath I Take

6. Of Thee I Sing

Side Two

1. Hooray For Love

2. My Romance

3. Tea For Two

4. I Could Write A Book

5. Let There Be Love

6. Younger Than Springtime


1 comment:

Veen said...