Tribute to Laverne, Maxine, and Patti
As we watched breathlessly while Congress debated gun control legislation this week, another event of great cultural significance occurred: the Andrews Sisters were reunited in the afterlife. The youngest sister Patti’s passing at 94 ended a 46 year separation of the trio. We can only hope that they are now harmonizing again as beautifully as they did in 1941, when their performance in the clip below was filmed for the Abbott and Costello comedy Buck Privates.
BTW: the posting of this clip has nothing to do with my dear wife Anne Marie rejecting my suggestion of this song for her Saturday Night Dance Party on her blog. Also BTW: I’m not a very good liar.
This is a special treat for those of us who, advancing in years, are growing more appreciative of the American music culture in the pre-rock-and-roll era. It is also a treat to those of you who might be bored with my well chosen words of satirical wisdom in favor of something that is actually entertaining. Please enjoy!
(THANK YOU FOR READING AND WATCHING. TOMORROW: THE LAST SUPPER AT APPLEBEE’S!)