The Andrews Sisters – Tuesday TubeWatch

By | June 23, 2009

Today’s videos harken back to a simpler time when the world was at war and the news of death was constant. Then, as now, the US Army combated morale drops with women entertainers and humor. At that time, Boogie Woogie was popular.

Luckily the Andrews Sisters were around at that time, and we ended up with this (from the 1941 Abbott and Costello film “Buck Privates”):

That’s probably the most well-known Andrews Sisters song. It’s certainly the first one I always associate with them, and could very well be my favorite. It’s a lot of fun and showcases their talent, too. Think it’s easy to sing like that? Try it. Be precise. They’re not sliding around those notes unless they mean to, and those harmonies are always on (and they’re not easy harmonies, either). That’s some serious talent.

Here’s another example – a bit more silly – “Six Jerks in a Jeep”:

And a bit out of season, but my favorite version of Jingle Bells, with Bing Crosby (I like the lights in this video, especially once the sisters join in):

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