Feb 1, 2013

Heaven's Trio, Complete At Last

The original Girl Group. Accept no substitute. With the passing of the last Andrews Sister, Patty, just this past Wednesday, they belong to the ages.

It's impossible to overstate their influence on American music. Though they started in burlesque, and were originally famed for "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Of Company C)," their influence continues today, stretching from girl groups like The Supremes to Destiny's Child to The Puppini Sisters, and in fact, to entire genres of popular music, most notably R&B, jazz and folk.

In the collection below, marvel anew at their super-slick harmonizing and jazzy vocal interplay. They're just delicious.

Scrub Me Mama, With a Boogie Beat!


Regularjoe said...

This piece on NPR was the best part of my drive home from work yesterday.
Oral history and music, two of my favorite topics in one.


The Cheerful Earfull! said...

What a wonderful treat. Thank you!