Monday, May 10, 2010
ROXY: The Andrews Sisters
The Andrews Sisters versatile sound and range in genres explains their longevity in the music industry and popularity with people all over the world. They had major hits in nearly all types of music ranging from swing to country-western. This tremendous popularity did not stop in the music business. The trio could also be found performing in radio series, commercials, Hollywood movies and on Broadway.
During World War II, they entertained the Allied forces extensively in America, Africa and Italy, visiting Army, Navy, Marine and Coast Guard bases, war zones, hospitals, and munitions factories. They encouraged U.S. citizens to purchase war bonds with their rendition of Irving Berlin's song Any Bonds Today?
They dressed up in war-styled outfits while performing their songs. Their style of music and fashion was a big influence on Christina Aguilera's third album, Back to Basics, where she recorded a remix of the Andrew Sisters song Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. The song was called Candyman and was released in 2006. The CD covers and video clip were very based on The Andrews Sister and the 1940's pinup girl.