Nothing gets you moving quite like boogie woogie and The Andrews Sisters-Patricia Marie, Maxine Angelyn and Laverne Sophie-were brilliant at it. Here they are in a screen-recorded clip from Abbott and Costello’s 1941 movie Buck Privates.
In 1945, the Andrews Sisters recorded Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy on a morale-boosting V-disc, military-produced records that brought music and entertainment to the armed forces serving around the globe during World War II and after. The “V” in V-disc stood for victory.
The footage below is much clearer than the clip above. It also includes silent footage of what looks like the making of the master recording on vinyl.
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