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The Andrew Sisters

You got to love them!

When I think of these gals I think of “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”. I love thier songs and the images they bring to mind.  These ladies were a prolific and hugely successful close harmony singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras, consisting of three actual sisters: LaVerne, Maxene and Patty – LaVerne Sophia, contralto and redhead (July 6, 1911 – May 8, 1967); Maxene Angelyn, soprano and brunette (January 3, 1916 – October 21, 1995); and Patricia Marie “Patty” Andrews, mezzo-soprano, lead singer, and blonde (born February 16, 1918). During World War II, they entertained the Allied forces extensively in America, Africa and Italy, visiting Army, Navy, Marine and Coast Guard bases, war zones, hospitals, and munitions factories. Here are some great clips of them performing.


Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Of Company B

Six Jerks in a Jeep:

Don’t sit under the apple tree:

Sing a Tropical Song:

Moonlight and Cactus:

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  1. Ahhh, the Andrew sisters. How blessed they were to the troops in WWII. I adore them & in fact play one of their CD’s at the store. They get the customers humming along & doing a light step through the place! One of my favorites by them is “Rum & Coca-Cola”. I think it might not be a politically correct one anymore, but just the upbeat rhythm gets me to boogying around too (Ha! There’s a vision for you! *snicker*). It never ceases to amaze me how you know all this stuff – furthermore that you love it so! You’re a dear “old soul”.


    • hepcatrestorations

      I really can’t tell you why things from these eras are so dear to me. I must of been alive during those times, who knows? I love the “Rum & Coca-Cola” song. I couldn’t find a good clip for it so I had to skip it. I hope Hollywood is making it a point to entertain the troops the way Hollywood of that era did with Bob Hope, Jane Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, Danny Kaye…



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