May 20, 2009

'"Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree"

The The Andrews Sisters recorded and released "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me)" in 1942, the song reaching #16 on the charts. Lyrically, the song obviously played upon the insecurities of men in uniform during W.W. II. Musically, it swings...

Perhaps you are more familiar with the version Glenn Miller did (also in '42) with Tex Beneke and The Modernaires :

Tex Beneke

A polite jazz hands?


Amy said...

Apparently the Andrews Sisters sounded like four voices because their harmony was (is!) so amazing.

Somewhat related: The best wedding I've ever been to was a friend's where she hired an Andrews Sisters-esqe group complete with big band and a 1944 "Miss Chiquita," along with a few other spectacularly dressed ladies in the 40's style - and vintage standing mics too. They were seriously talented, the outfits were dead on and every note was a fantastic treat.

Chris said...

Yes, they were good. I say "were." I think there's a group of ladies continuing on the name and tradition.

That must have been a great wedding band! Somewhat hilarious (the Carmen Miranda-esque singer), too.