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eight to the bar*

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72 YEARS AGO ... THE FABULOUS ANDREWS SISTERS STILL SWINGIN' TODAY

Yep, three young girls from Minnesota who were an American institution - especially in the forties and most memorably during WWII. They performed until 1967 (after a 2 year split in 1954-56) when LaVerne's voice was silenced after succumbing to cancer.

They were: Maxene, LaVerne and Patty - who was the youngest, most energetic, most talented, and last surviving Andrews sister until she passed away last January (somehow I missed it) at the age of 94.

One of their most memorable hits fom 1941:


The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy from Company B



I love it. Watch the part where Patty licks her finger and touches that "hot" horn at 1:09.

*Incidentally. Eight to the bar musically means eight beats to the measure.

Too too too toot'ly atta toot'ly atta toot toot he blows it eight to the bar.

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