Patty Andrews, last of the Andrews Sisters trio, died last week at 94. Amazing how a tune can be the gateway to an era, perhaps one not your own. My dad played drums in a big band during the late 1940s, for fun, and kept a small set after he was married that he would haul up and play along to old Glenn Miller 78s and Sinatra LPs and other great songs of the 30s and 40s and 50s. It worked out his frustrations, and as I lay in bed listening to the music on summer evenings it was like hearing the soundtrack to someone else’s nostalgia. Which has apparently become my own.
Nice video of “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B)” below, but I like this audio of “Bei Mir Bist Du Shein” here.