Talk:Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

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I can't help but think of Darrell S. Cole when I hear this song - the only discrepancy is that he was from Missouri, not Chicago. Well, that and Cole didn't even enlist until 25 August 1941. -Etoile 00:11, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

"This song was written by Don Raye and Hughie Prince, and was recorded at Decca's Hollywood studios on January 2, 1941, less than two weeks before the United States entered World War II."

Isn't that almost a year before they entered the war? Adam Bishop 20:37, 22 February 2007 (UTC)


Yes. The United States entered World War II on December 8, 1941. The phrase "less than two weeks before" should be changed to "nearly a year before" Wouh 05:01, 12 March 2007 (UTC)


Candyman[edit]

"The video was magnificent"?? I'm guessing you don't have a source for that - I'm removing the subjective judgement for now.Banality 05:44, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Why is it listed twice? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.184.241.144 (talk) 00:03, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Candyman is not just "new lyrics to Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", it has the same beating but it's a different melody and different lyrics, thats enough to be a different song. Anyway, it's true also that she wrote Candyman as a tribute to the Andrew Sisters. I'm modifying the respective part and adding a reference. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.7.41.94 (talk) 03:07, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Clever use of flags[edit]

Eddie Izzard joked that England claimed the world through the clever use of flags -- humourously suggesting that they went around the world raising the Union Jack over unsuspecting local populations who were oblivious to the fact that they'd been punked, colonially speaking. This is what is sort of afoot in Wikipedia. For instance, when I bring up this article, the following legend appears across the top of the article: "This article may need to be wikified to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. Please help by adding relevant internal links, or by improving the article's layout."

I guess someone has decided that a great service to the Wikipedia users is to go around tagging the work that other people do with "this is rubbish," across the top, given that it's much easier than pointing out a specific fact to contest, or better yet, fixing whatever is wrong with the article. In most cases, these flags, however well intentioned they may have been, do precious little to shed any light on the thing being complained of.

In the instant case, we are told, "This article may need to be wikified to meet Wikipedia's quality standards." That's right, it "may." The implicit, built-in alternative, of course, is that it MAY NOT!! Well, you chaps figure it out. Cheerio. I also love the fact that, in formulating an accusation that something is not serious or formal enough to measure up to encyclopoedic standards, we're allowed to say that it needs to be "wikified." But, tone is not the only thing that is jarring about that directive. It also tells us NOTHING other than something, which will not be identified or uttered, struck some one, some where, in a world far far away as somehow unsatisfying. Or not. It "may" need to be "wikified" to meet this person's sober, rigorous standards.

More often than not, these flags appear to be some off handed way to deride the interests of others, by suggesting that certain subjects or interests do not have the same cache as others. If there really is something wrong with the article, whoever knows what that is should fix it, and not just deride it with ambivalent, half-cocked swipes. Carlos_X (talk) 00:10, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Walter Lantz cartune of this song[edit]

I'm surprised that the Walter Lantz 1941 cartoon Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B was not mention in this article so I added it in the article. The cartoon can be seen at [1]. Steelbeard1 (talk) 13:46, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Garbage Removal[edit]

"Gish was known for a dry sense of humor and was known for pulling outrageous pranks with a straight face. He was also a publicist's dream in that his mother was named Lillian, a pleasant farm woman about 6 years younger than the actress. (In reality his great-great-great-great-grandfather was the actress' great-great-grandfather's older brother.) Quotes like "We can't confirm the rumor that he is the actress' son" were common. In composing the song, Raye reportedly commented, "What if they drafted 'that guy'?"."

Since there is no reference to whomever this "the actress" is, this entire paragraph should be stricken. Even if "the actress" is identified, the bulk of this information is irrelevant to the song and should still be stricken. Which is why I did. Krysee (talk) 13:31, 25 March 2011 (UTC)