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Last surviving Andrews Sisters member Patty Andrews dies at 94
foxnews.com ^ | 01/30/2013 | Associated Press

Posted on 01/30/2013 5:33:48 PM PST by massmike

Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the singing Andrews Sisters trio whose hits such as the rollicking "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B" and the poignant "I Can Dream, Can't I?" captured the home-front spirit of World War II, died Wednesday. She was 94.

Andrews died of natural causes at her home in the Los Angeles suburb of Northridge, said family spokesman Alan Eichler in a statement.

Patty was the Andrews in the middle, the lead singer and chief clown, whose raucous jitterbugging delighted American servicemen abroad and audiences at home.

She could also deliver sentimental ballads like "I'll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time" with a sincerity that caused hardened GIs far from home to weep.

From the late 1930s through the 1940s, the Andrews Sisters produced one hit record after another, beginning with "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" in 1937 and continuing with "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar," "Rum and Coca-Cola" and more. They recorded more than 400 songs and sold over 80 million records, several of them going gold (over a million copies).

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1 posted on 01/30/2013 5:33:55 PM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

bugle boy blows taps


2 posted on 01/30/2013 5:35:51 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: massmike
The Andrews Sisters: "Rum and Coca Cola"

The top selling single of 1944.

3 posted on 01/30/2013 5:38:54 PM PST by Publius ("A centralized government is a centralized evil." -- Gen. John Graham)
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To: massmike

RIP to a patriotic singer and one of the last remnants of a time period when America truly stood and fought for freedom rather than against it.

Here’s Patty and her sisters singing with Bing Crosby in one of the better “Road” pictures-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x14UZVKx0gE


4 posted on 01/30/2013 5:39:47 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: massmike
The Andrews Sisters: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree'
5 posted on 01/30/2013 5:41:56 PM PST by Publius ("A centralized government is a centralized evil." -- Gen. John Graham)
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To: massmike; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Maybe the female members of ABBA could team up with Olivia Newton-John to become an Andrew Sisters tribute group.


6 posted on 01/30/2013 5:42:33 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: massmike
The Andrews Sisters: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B"
7 posted on 01/30/2013 5:43:38 PM PST by Publius ("A centralized government is a centralized evil." -- Gen. John Graham)
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To: a fool in paradise

Helen Reddy too is rested and ready!


8 posted on 01/30/2013 5:44:48 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: massmike
The Andrews Sisters: "I'll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time"

Bring out the handkerchiefs.

9 posted on 01/30/2013 5:45:55 PM PST by Publius ("A centralized government is a centralized evil." -- Gen. John Graham)
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To: massmike

My parents had most, if not all, of the Andrews Sisters’ recordings. I grew up listening to their music and the music of so many other artists of that era. They don’t make music like that anymore.

Rest in peace, Ms. Andrews.


10 posted on 01/30/2013 5:46:43 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Revolting cat!

Helen Reddy once recorded a song by Kim Fowley. Perhaps she could record an album of the Kim Fowley songbook (including cuts he wrote for the Runaways, Kiss, Warren Zevon, The Sir Douglas Quintet, Them...).


11 posted on 01/30/2013 5:47:27 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: massmike
The Andrews Sisters: "Bei mir bist du schoen"

"It's root beer, Mr. Shane."

12 posted on 01/30/2013 5:48:42 PM PST by Publius ("A centralized government is a centralized evil." -- Gen. John Graham)
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To: Fiji Hill

Ping.


13 posted on 01/30/2013 5:49:33 PM PST by Publius ("A centralized government is a centralized evil." -- Gen. John Graham)
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To: a fool in paradise

Was it the Andrews Sisters who sang “Choco-choco- choco-latta!” (that’s all I remember, and I’ve never found out)?


14 posted on 01/30/2013 5:52:17 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: massmike
The Andrews Sisters: "In the Mood"

They sing this a bit slower than the instrumental versions so that the lyrics can be clearly heard.

15 posted on 01/30/2013 5:52:17 PM PST by Publius ("A centralized government is a centralized evil." -- Gen. John Graham)
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To: Revolting cat!
More news you can't use. Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar was written about Peck Kelly.

Don't know if the bugle boy was based on a single person or not.

16 posted on 01/30/2013 5:52:33 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: massmike; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
TTIWWOP!


17 posted on 01/30/2013 5:53:41 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: massmike
The Andrews Sisters: "Chattanooga Choo-Choo"

"Pardon me, Roy, is that the cat that chewed your new shoes?"

18 posted on 01/30/2013 5:54:42 PM PST by Publius ("A centralized government is a centralized evil." -- Gen. John Graham)
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To: massmike

RIP.


19 posted on 01/30/2013 5:54:59 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: a fool in paradise
The Andrews Sisters: "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar"
20 posted on 01/30/2013 5:56:24 PM PST by Publius ("A centralized government is a centralized evil." -- Gen. John Graham)
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To: massmike
Just damn.

The 'Rum and Coca Cola' was a classic for me and the girlfriend from the islands. Memories.

I'll never sit under an apple tree again.

/johnny

21 posted on 01/30/2013 5:56:41 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: massmike

22 posted on 01/30/2013 5:56:41 PM PST by Girlene
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To: massmike; a fool in paradise

Andrews Sisters. They’ll be missed.


23 posted on 01/30/2013 6:01:48 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: onedoug; windcliff

Wind up the victrola.


24 posted on 01/30/2013 6:02:35 PM PST by stylecouncilor (Bazinga!)
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To: a fool in paradise

I used to know Andrew’s sisters.


25 posted on 01/30/2013 6:04:29 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

An era before autotune will forever be missed.


26 posted on 01/30/2013 6:07:31 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Publius

Roy Rogers: I was attacked by a bobcat and it ruined my boots so I killed it.

Dale Evens: Pardon me Roy is that the cat that chewed your boots in two?


27 posted on 01/30/2013 6:08:18 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Soylent Green is Boomers)
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To: JRandomFreeper

ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGxL2uNr7bk

Working for the yankee dollar...


28 posted on 01/30/2013 6:11:17 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: massmike

They were a little before my time but they really could harmonize.

“Boogy Woogy Bugle Boy” was a true classic.


29 posted on 01/30/2013 6:13:59 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: massmike
The early Las Vegas mob guys (from the NY area) took delight in telling stories about tapping the Andrew sisters.
Not what you want to hear ... but part of Las Vegas lore.
30 posted on 01/30/2013 6:16:14 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: sergeantdave
My girl was from Tobago (the smaller island). But sitting in the hot sun to cool off is about right. ;)

Nothing like a trip down memory lane.

God bless the Andrews sisters.

/johnny

31 posted on 01/30/2013 6:16:36 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Publius
One of my all time favorites: "Chattanooga Choo-Choo", though I doubt one could sing it that way today ("pardon me, boy")

The sisters surely could harmomize. Thanks to all who posted some of their music.

32 posted on 01/30/2013 6:24:41 PM PST by Robwin
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To: massmike
We've lost almost all the good ones and they aren't being replaced.
33 posted on 01/30/2013 6:28:44 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: massmike
Ah, there's nothin' like a tall gorgeous babe with killer pipes.

Dear lady, thanks for your service and RIP.

34 posted on 01/30/2013 6:31:25 PM PST by 60Gunner (Fight with your head high, or grovel with your head low.)
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To: massmike

I didn’t know she was still alive! She was immensely talented, had a tremendous voice. Every Christmas I haul out a whole bunch of Andrews Sisters Christmas songs, one of my faves was “Christmas Island” with Bing.

Here is another Christmas fave. Patty sings apart here, you can hear the quality of her voice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfuYe8lmQj4

You can also hear them sing in the movies “A Christmas Story” (Jingle Bells).

How glad I am they made all that good music.


35 posted on 01/30/2013 6:33:03 PM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Vision
Try mashing here.

Some kids are coming along.

/johnny

36 posted on 01/30/2013 6:33:48 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: a fool in paradise

I grew up feeling sorry for the Andrews Sisters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOWZD_D1p2M


37 posted on 01/30/2013 6:34:18 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Publius

“It’s root beer, Mr. Shane”

Oh my gosh, I remember that commercial...CLASSIC!!


38 posted on 01/30/2013 6:48:29 PM PST by getarope (Time for the repubs to grow some balls and STOP the Kenyan in his tracks NOW!)
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To: massmike

Bump


39 posted on 01/30/2013 6:55:39 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: massmike

Doggone it. All these great old singers goin’...


40 posted on 01/30/2013 7:12:45 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: getarope

Shasta Root Beer, if I remember correctly.


41 posted on 01/30/2013 7:27:00 PM PST by Publius ("A centralized government is a centralized evil." -- Gen. John Graham)
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To: BluH2o

Furldy Acky Sacky Want Some Seafood, Mama?


42 posted on 01/30/2013 7:43:46 PM PST by Oratam
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To: getarope
Shasta Root Beer Commercial
43 posted on 01/30/2013 7:48:11 PM PST by Publius ("A centralized government is a centralized evil." -- Gen. John Graham)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

:’(


44 posted on 01/30/2013 8:50:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: massmike
Blowin' taps...

http://youtu.be/qafnJ6mRbgk

From an otherwise forgettable Abbott and Costello movie...

45 posted on 01/30/2013 9:52:55 PM PST by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Check out The Puppini Sisters, they have a wonderful sound.


46 posted on 01/30/2013 10:00:14 PM PST by StayoutdaBushesWay (Every man dies, but not every man really lives.)
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To: massmike

Great patriotic entertainers from a time when patriots weren’t considered a right wing extremist threat by our own government.


47 posted on 01/31/2013 7:55:03 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: StayoutdaBushesWay; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
At least we still have the Pontani Sisters.


48 posted on 01/31/2013 8:10:41 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Publius
The Andrews Sisters: "Bei mir bist du schoen"

Here's the Nazi version by Karl "Charlie" Schwedler

Bei Mir--Charlie & His Orchestra (c. 1943)

49 posted on 01/31/2013 11:03:17 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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