The Andrews Sisters on the cover of Billboard (1943)


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Billboard Jun 26, 1943

The Andrews Sisters

The Andrews Sisters — Maxene, Patty and LaVerne — comprise one of the top singing trios in the country. The girls started out in show business at an early age, making their debut in a kiddie review in Minneapolis, their home town.

The singing sisters did their first professional work with the bands of Larry Rich and Leon Belasco. In 1937, they quit Belasco to set out on their own. Their waxing of “Bel Mir Bist Du Schoen,” which came out that year, was the first notch in their steady rise to success.

Since they set out independently, the three sisters have made rapid strides on records, in movies and on the air. The girls, who are under contract to Universal Pictures, have appeared in a long string of films and are currently being seen in How’s About It. Always a Bridesmaid, their latest flicker, will be released this summer.

Their radio shows include the Wrigley Program, Phil Baker, Chesterfield program, Edgar Bergen, Fitch Bandwagon, and Holland Furnace program with Benny Goodman band.

The trio recently concluded a nationwide theater tour, playing shows at service camps and hospitals in every city. They are currently playing their fifth return engagement at the Paramount Theater, New York.

The Andrews Sisters are booked by General Amusement Corporation and are under the personal management of Lou Levy. They are Decca recording artists.

The Andrews Sisters: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

As seen in the clip below, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” was featured in the Abbott and Costello film, Buck Privates, and went on to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song. The tune was recorded at Decca studios (Hollywood) on January 2, 1941.


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