Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Andrew Sisters

----------------------------------------------------- ------------------Maxene, Patti, LaVerne
Among the many icons of those golden years (1930's/1940's) of American music-- big band and jazz, who can't love the Andrew Sisters? They're so harmonious, and I love how they sound so playful and happy.
I think it was a necessity of the times, happy tunes, to block out all those horrors that were going on in the world. The Andrew Sisters also call up fond memories of my grandparents, of course. These decades were their heyday! My favorite Andrew Sisters' tune is "Don't Fence Me In," and of course their most famous, "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy." I also like "Pistol Packin Mama," but couldn't find the mp3 link.
Listen to "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"
By the way, Patti Andrews lives in Calf., and just celebrated her 90th birthday!!! And the Andrew Sisters were the first all female group to go platinum. They recorded over 700 songs and had 46 Top Ten hits! Many of their hits were also collaborations with other singers like Bing Crosby.

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