“Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree” charted #16 in 1942. That is Patty singing lead in the center — flanked by her two older sisters Maxine and Lavern. This clip is from the 1942 film “Private Buckaroo.” How about that “Stooge” Shemp Howard cameo. LOL.
The Andrews Sisters had hit after hit in the top 10 and top 20 from their very first song release in 1939 up until 1951. That’s a heck of a long run, isn’t it?
These are some of my favorites:
“Bei Mir Bist du Schon” by The Andrews Sisters was their first single and it went to # 1 in 1938
“Hold Tight, Hold Tight (Want Some Seafood Mama)” topped the charts at #2 in 1939
“Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar” went to #2 in 1940
“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B” has been covered by many, many artists over the decades — but no one does it like Patty did on the original. This YouTube clip is from the 1941 Abbot & Costello Movie “Buck Privates“. This track was the sister’s second release of 1941 and it charted #6.
There are so many more songs that I would like to share but this post would go on forever. I will end with just one more of my faves and that is “Rum and Coca-Cola.” In 1945, “Rum” topped the Pop charts at #1 and even crossed over to #3 on the R&B Charts! It was a cover of a popular Trinidadian song.
This last clip shows that these ladies could just sing anything. Enjoy.
R.I.P. Maxine, Patty and Lavern.
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