The Andrews Sisters
The Andrews Sisters were an American close harmony singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras. The group consisted of three sisters: contralto LaVerne Sophia (July 6, 1911 – May 8, 1967), soprano Maxene Anglyn (January 3, 1916 – October 21, 1995), and mezzo-soprano Patricia Marie "Patty" (February 16, 1918 – January 30, 2013). It is claimed that the sisters have sold more than 90 million records. Their 1941 hit "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" can be considered an early example of rhythm and blues or jump blues. Other songs closely associated with the Andrews Sisters include their first major hit, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön (Means That You're Grand)" (1937), "Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out the Barrel)" (1939), "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar" (1940), "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me)" (1942), and "Rum and Coca Cola" (1945), which helped introduce American audiences to calypso.
The Andrews Sisters' harmonies and songs are still influential today, and have been copied and recorded by entertainers such as Bette Midler, Christina Aguilera, Pentatonix, and others. The group was among the inaugural inductees to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame upon its opening in 1998. Writing for Bloomberg, Mark Schoifet said the sisters became the most popular female vocal group of the first half of the 20th century. They are still widely acclaimed today for their famous close harmonies. They were inducted into the Minnesota Rock/Country Hall of Fame in May 2006.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1937, Died 1953
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1953
Roles Represented in DAHR: Vocal group
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 408 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||62686||10-in.||10/14/1937||Why talk about love?||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||62687||10-in.||10/14/1937||Just a simple melody||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||62810||10-in.||11/24/1937||Nice work if you can get it||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||62811||10-in.||11/24/1937||Bei mir bist du schoen||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||63300||10-in.||2/21/1938||Joseph! Joseph!||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||63301||10-in.||2/21/1938||Ti-pi-tin||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||63314||10-in.||2/22/1938||Shortnin' bread||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||63315||10-in.||2/22/1938||It's easier said than done||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||63316||10-in.||2/22/1938||Where have we met before?||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||63317||10-in.||2/22/1938||Ooooooo-oh boom!||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||63911||10-in.||6/4/1938||Says my heart||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||63912||10-in.||6/4/1938||Oh ! Ma-Ma !||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||63913||10-in.||6/4/1938||Pagan love song||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||63914||10-in.||6/4/1938||I married an angel||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||63915||10-in.||6/4/1938||Oh! Faithless maid||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||63916||10-in.||6/4/1938||From the land of the sky-blue water||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||63917||10-in.||6/4/1938||Ferdinand the bull||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||64350||10-in.||7/27/1938||Tu-li-tulip time||The Andrews Sisters ; Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra||Vocal group|
|Decca||64352||10-in.||7/27/1938||Sha-sha||The Andrews Sisters ; Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra||Vocal group|
|Decca||64353||10-in.||7/27/1938||Killy-La-Lee||The Andrews Sisters ; Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra||Vocal group|
|Decca||64423||10-in.||8/6/1938||Love is where you find it||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||64424||10-in.||8/6/1938||Where a prince of a fella meets a cinderella||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||64425||10-in.||8/6/1938||A jitterbug's lullaby, part 1||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||64426||10-in.||8/6/1938||A jitterbug's lullaby, part 2||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
|Decca||64427||10-in.||8/6/1938||One-two-three O'Leary||The Andrews Sisters||Vocal group|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Andrews Sisters, The," accessed December 3, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/301483.
Andrews Sisters, The. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/301483.
"Andrews Sisters, The." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 3 December 2020.
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