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: