Inspired by the music of The Andrews Sisters,
Postmodern Jukebox & 1950s, 60s girl groups
the andrews sisters
The Andrew Sisters are our heroes and the inspiration for what we do! They were brave musical pioneers during the WWII era, most famous for their top hit "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy".
The Andrew Sisters in their famous Women's Army Corps costumes for their 1941 hit "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy".
the andrews sisters songs are sung today
The Andrews Sisters' songs are still prevalent today. Great entertainers like Christina Aguilera, Bette Midler, Pentatonix, Patti Page and others have covered the popular tunes.
The Andrews Sisters were LaVerne (1911-1967) Maxene (1916-1995) and Patty (1918-2013) and they sang in tight, three-part harmony. If you need to remember who sings what part, it was mostly LaVerne on the LOW notes, Maxene in the MIDDLE and Patty singing PRETTY- the top soprano line.
The Andrew Sisters were LaVerne, Maxene and Patti
the andrews sisters helped introduce americans to calypso
The Andrews Sisters' 1942 hit "Rum and Coca Cola" helped calypso get into American mainstream radio. While the lyrics are quite controversial, one can hardly keep from dancing when the steel drums come in.
Over the course of their very long careers, it is reported The Andrews Sisters sold 80 million albums.
Their first major hit was in 1937 with "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön (Means That You're Grand)" . They lyrics are written in Yiddish.
Other Andrews Sisters' familiar tunes are 1939's "Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out the Barrel)", 1940's "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar", which references beating the rhythm double time in each bar, not abuse; and 1942's "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me)"
Their biggest hit, 1941's "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" can be considered an early example of jump blues.
The Andrew's Sisters biggest hits include "Rum & Coca Cola" and "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree"