Swing It!: The Andrews Sisters Story

Swing It!: The Andrews Sisters Story
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Highest chart positions on Billboard; with Vic Schoen and his orchestra, unless otherwise noted:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Andrews Sisters From top: Swing boogie-woogie traditional pop easy listening jazz. This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. Archived from the original on Retrieved November 26, Archived from the original on May 22, Retrieved January 31, A Biography and Career Record," by H.

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Retrieved 2 May — via Google Books. Petersburg Times August 10, The New York Times. The Andrews Sisters Story". University Press of Kentucky. The Andrews Sisters Story.

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United States of America: She also had successful solo careers as a singer and educator. Maxene's Daughter Lynda Wells, who was by her side, at the time of her death, can be contacted regarding all matters concerning The Andrews Sisters. Singer Patty Andrews manager husband dead at age 88".

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The song became a local hit and was at the peak of its popularity when Amsterdam visited the island in September as part of a U. The Andrews Sisters also seem to have given little thought to the meaning of the lyrics. Maxene, LaVerne, and Patty charted more top ten Billboard hits than Elvis or the Beatles and went on to become the top-selling female vocal group of all time, selling approximately million records Patty, Maxene, and LaVerne appeared in 17 Hollywood films. Krystal marked it as to-read Sep 08, Part of the reason for the success of the Andrews Sisters was their ability to perform so many different types of music. Maxene Andrews always said that the summers in Mound created a major sense of "normalcy" and "a wonderful childhood" in a life that otherwise centered on the sisters' careers.

Advertisers in the Golden Age of Broadcasting". Archived from the original on 1 February Since the Yankee come to Trinidad They got the young girls all goin' mad Young girls say they treat 'em nice Make Trinidad like paradise. The Andrews Sisters also seem to have given little thought to the meaning of the lyrics. We hardly really knew it, and when we went in we had some extra time and we just threw it in, and that was the miracle of it. It was actually a faked arrangement.

There was no written background, so we just kind of faked it," [5] and only recorded it then because there were about 10 minutes to go in their recording session. We never thought of the lyric. The lyric was there, it was cute, but we didn't think of what it meant; but at that time, nobody else would think of it either, because we weren't as morally open as we are today and so, a lot of stuff—really, no excuses—just went over our heads.

The song was the top single of in the United States. During the forties, comedians as songwriters was the norm, Phil Silvers , Joey Bishop and Jackie Gleason all had a part in writing hit songs. While there were a number of records of 'Rum And Coca Cola', the Andrews Sisters' version was far and away the most popular. After the release of the Andrews Sisters' version of "Rum and Coca-Cola", Belasco and Lord Invader sued for copyright infringement of the song's music and lyrics, respectively.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sep 19, Paul rated it really liked it. I've been an Andrews Sisters fan for a long time, so I enjoyed this book - it was more about their careers and less about their personal lives - there was just enough of that. I liked that it was written by a fan. May 07, Laura Edwards rated it liked it Shelves: One of the only biographies available on the Andrews Sisters.

If there were a wider selection, this rating would probably go down to a two. Not enough personal information to get a proper feel for the sisters as people. Too many long paragraphs listing song titles, etc.

The writing has the feel of a high school student trying to fill paper to meet a page or word count requirement. Aug 06, Kathi Jackson rated it really liked it.

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As another reviewer has written, this is almost just a list of the songs, TV appearances, etc. That being said, I think this author was anxious to get their story in print as he said their story has been overlooked by historians. I loved the music made by these women and agree that their story needs telling. That being said, I do wish there was more personal information about them.

Perhaps it's typical of their generation and the author's respect for them that there As another reviewer has written, this is almost just a list of the songs, TV appearances, etc. Perhaps it's typical of their generation and the author's respect for them that there isn't.

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Mar 10, Amy rated it it was ok. I wanted more insight into the personal lives of the Andrews Sisters. This was really just a detailed account of recording sessions. Oct 01, Greg rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This was very interesting. What a long career these girls had.

They worked so hard during WWII and brought so much joy during a war torn time. Dwight rated it it was amazing Jul 01, Highlander 41 rated it it was amazing Sep 24, Jenie Hoffman rated it really liked it Jul 13, Tyler Taylor rated it really liked it Aug 28, Ruth rated it really liked it Mar 12,