Thursday, 31 May 2012

The Song - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

I love the Andrews Sisters - just put on one of their songs and I can't keep my toes from tapping.

The Andrews Sisters were a group consisting of three sisters: LaVerne Sophia Andrews, Maxene Angelyn Andrews and Patricia Marie "Patty" Andrews. Throughout their long career, the sisters sold well over 75 million records.

Patty, the lead singer, was just 7 years old when they started to perform. Interestingly enough, they started their careers as imitators of the "Boswell Sisters". They shot to fame with their recording of Bei Mir Bist Du Schon. During WWII, they also entertained the troops.

Their 1941 hit Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, which you can listen to below, may be considered an early example of rhythm and blues or jump blues. Well, it always makes me want to jump up and start dancing!

The song is ranked #6 on Songs of the Century.

Until next time :)

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