The Andrews Sisters, brought countless moments of joy to a war-torn world in the 1940s. The fast, brash harmonies and unique vocal syncopations of the trio were mostly framed within happy-themed, uplifting compositions which enabled the listener to travel to a happier place, far removed from the grim realities of a world war.
'Melody Time' is not your typical Andrews Sisters "greatest hits" anthology for this release features 28 tracks never before available on compact disc. Herein lies some true gems, from ballads, big-band hits, Italian songs, country-western standards and even a classical piece. Guest artists include country & western legend Red Foley, Brazilian songstress Carmen Miranda and comedian Danny Kaye.
As a soloist Patty Andrews is accompanied by Nelson Riddle on "Where To, My Love?" and "Without Love" showcasing her dramatic vocal styling. On "Suddenly There's A Valley" she is backed by lush strings and a full chorus, and completely in her solo prime.
The sisters deserve our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for seeing us through the rough times, and continuing to entertain us for years to follow.