Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller|
Chesterfield Broadcasts 1
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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M. Fischer | Central IL USA | 01/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a serious Glenn Miller Fan, I bought this CD for his music first. I had heard the Andrew Sisters on other compilation CD's and loved their talent, so I thought they and the Glenn Miller Orchestra would be a great combination. Well, I was right, but I wasn't prepared for how right I was! This CD is absolutely wonderful!! Not only do you get the intros and speaking from the band that make you feel you have just stepped back over 60 years, but you get the fabulous singing of the Andrew Sisters plus the Glenn Miller "sound", which compliments the sisters like peanut butter compliments jelly! And just like that combination, you'll love it and will never get enough of it no matter how old you are! I'm 36 so I didn't grow up with this music, but I am convinced that this era of music is the finest our country has or will ever produce. These were the true masters and nothing today can light a candle to this stuff! Enjoy this one!"
A New Must Have For Miller Fans
Bob Fry (firstname.lastname@example.org | West Des Moines, Iowa | 06/26/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The legions of Glenn Miller Fans around the world now have a new disc for their collections, an heretofore unheard sampling of the very first Chesterfield Broadcasts, covering the thirteen weeks beginning December 27, 1939, which featured the immensely popular Andrews Sister, Patti, Maxine and Laverne. The disc is presented as if it were one complete radio program, although it does run much longer than the original 15 minutes (including commercials) that the original shows played. Beginning with the opening Bulova Watch time check, we are transported to that CBS Radio studio in New York, where announcer Ed Herlihy tells us its Chesterfield time, and to settle back for America's favorite Swing Trio along with ace arranger and popular band leader Glenn Miller. Its swing with attitude from there on in. The liner notes are very thorough and give detailed information on every cut, even to stories about the girl's fights and why Patti sings alone on I Love You Much Too Much. We get to hear the first time Donkey Serenade is performed on the air, and it never sounded better than with Glenn's solid arrangement backing them. Also featured are several of Glenn's tunes without the girls, including a very touching Indian Summer, dedicated to ailing announcer Paul Douglas, and the ever-present In the Mood. I am excited for Volume Two to be released, as it promises more of the same, with no repeats. (The trio did twenty five different songs during those 13 weeks, plus an additional 14 versions of ten of those songs.) Bravo to RCA Victor and bring on Volume Two!"
Very, VERY Enjoyable! :-)
Bob Fry (email@example.com | 02/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Swing/Big Band music is not my hobby. I'm in my early 20s and bought this CD to have something to listen to with my grandmother as I drove her to and from chemo and radiation. Surprisingly, I LOVE IT! I didn't think I would. All the Andrews Sisters' songs really move. I love percussion and the solid, fast tempo the drums keep. It being a live performance makes such a huge difference. You can just feel all the performers' energy. I found myself bouncing around in the car and singing the songs all day long. My friends think I'm nuts. My grandmother loves me to sing the old songs to her now -- we're jitterbugs. ;-) I don't know much about the finer points of music, all I know is that this CD puts a big smile on my face."