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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  
(Results 1-25 of 408 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Andrews Sisters, The," accessed August 7, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/301483.

Andrews Sisters, The. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 7, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/301483.

"Andrews Sisters, The." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 7 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/301483

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