The Andrews Sisters

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Eligible since: 1962 (The 1963 Induction Ceremony)

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Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (1941)

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The Andrews Sisters

LaVerne Andrews
Maxene Andrews
Patricia Andrews

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 10.3.12 @ 20:19pm


http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/50645922/#50645922

Patty Andrews of the Andrews Sisters dies at 94
The last surviving singer of the beloved group, Patty Andrews, has died at age 94, her lawyer, Richard Rosenthal, confirmed to NBC News.

R.I.P the last of the Andrews Sisters

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 01.31.13 @ 01:05am


I fell in love with the music of The Andrews Sisters immediately when I saw their performances in the Abbott & Costello comedies Buck Privates, In The Navy, and Hold That Ghost (all 1941 releases), the last one being one of the most riotous and frenetic comedies I've seen, not to mention a far superior comedy to all the drunk frat boy and hackneyed political comedies of today.

Patty Andrews's passing marked the end of a very important era in music history. With peppy, bright songs like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B and Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (which was brilliantly performed by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, featuring Tex Beneke, Marion Hutton, and The Modernaires on vocals), The Andrews Sisters boosted the morale of soldiers and gave them some much needed relief from the harsh realities of combat, even if it was only temporary relief. The Sisters were titanic stars and talents, reaching Hollywood, recorded music, television, and Broadway (Only Maxene and Patty got to enjoy Broadway success, as LaVerne had been deceased for six years by the time her sisters appeared in Over Here!). When it comes to evaluating a musician's, band's, or singer's importance, cultural impact cannot and should not be slighted.

I remain optimistic that the great music of the 1930s and 1940s will someday see a massive resurgence. With all the chaos and malaise in today's world, we could use the likes of The Andrews Sisters, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Louis Jordan, Hank Williams, The Nat King Cole Trio, Woody Herman, The Ink Spots, The Mills Brothers, Bill Monroe, Benny Goodman, Al Jolson, Louis Armstrong, and their contemporaries to brighten things up. Like I always say...

GIVE ME MORE OF THE PAST SO THAT I CAN ENJOY THE PRESENT!

R.I.P., Patty. May you and your sisters sing to your hearts' delight once again.

Posted by Zach on Sunday, 02.3.13 @ 00:54am


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