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Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller Collection

Anyone who tells you they don’t dig on the Andrews Sisters singing “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” might be an android. The sisters’ vocal harmony is a wonderful candy for the ears and only sourpuss drones with hearts of silicone aren’t swept away by its heavenly sound.

I’m no robot and when the forthcoming double-disc set by the Andrews Sisters and Glenn Miller came to me in the JazzTimes mailbag I put it straight into the office hi-fi and started skipping through its tracks in search of “Bugle Boy.” Sadly, it wasn’t on disc one, or disc two, but I wasn’t disappointed. The tracks in this BMG Heritage/Bluebird release that feature the Andrews Sisters sparkle with the same old-time beauty as my fave track by the trio and, actually, “Beer Barrel Polka” might knock “Bugle Boy” from its top spot on my list.

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