Friday, January 3, 2014

Music Break - The Andrews Sisters

The Andrews Sisters were the most popular female singing group in the late-1930s and '40s.

Born in Minnesota, the three Andrews sisters grew up in a house full of music. All three showed great vocal talent, and they genuinely enjoyed singing together, mimicking their favorite trio the Boswell Sisters. They visited the Orpheum Theaters in Minneapolis to see the stars of Vaudeville, and dreamed of their big break.

Maxene Andrews was born on January 3, 1916.

If you'd like to know more about the lives and music of the Andrews Sisters, check out this great BBC documentary: The Story of the Andrews Sisters (part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4).


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