30 January 2013

the Andrews Sisters

most of their biggest hits happend before I was born but I grew up listening to & loving them.  when I was a boy I bought their Decca single "The Three Bells." in 2002 as part of my piece "45s from the 50s" I sent it to Gary Herb (who was part of the group Gotham which certainly was influenced by the sisters).

I never saw LaVerne who died in 1967 but did catch the surviving sisters on Broadway in the 1974 musical "Over Here" opposite a couple of young performers -- John Travolta & Treat Williams.  I saw Patty later at American Cinema Awards dinners & was able to see Maxene in a summer stock production of "Pippin" & in a nite club in Provincetown.

there are so many memorable Andrews Sisters hits & the wonderful thing is that they are a part of the fabric of our nation's history.  right now I'm listening to my well-worn album "Boogie Woogie Bugle Girls."  since I'm unable to lift a rum & Coca Cola in memory to Patty & it's too cold to sit under an apple tree I plan to boogie my butt off tonite in thx to these talentd women.

1 comment:

Bill Fogle said...

I loved them as a kid too (as I did all things 40s). I didn't know one sister was still alive. And now she's gone. I love them on the Glenn Miller Chesterfield Hour.