DEAD: Maxine Andrews

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Maxine Andrews
Musician (The Andrews Sisters)

Maxene Anglyn Andrew’s (January 3, 1916 – October 21, 1995)
The Andrews Sisters were an American close harmony singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras. The group consisted of three sisters: contralto LaVerne Sophia (July 6, 1911 – May 8, 1967), soprano Maxene Anglyn (January 3, 1916 – October 21, 1995), and mezzo-soprano Patricia Marie “Patty” (February 16, 1918 – January 30, 2013).Throughout their career, the sisters sold over 75 million records (the last official count released by MCA Records in the mid-1970s).

Their 1941 hit “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” can be considered an early example of rhythm and bluesor jump blues. Other songs closely associated with the Andrews Sisters include their first major hit, “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön (Means That You’re Grand)” (1938), “Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out the Barrel)” (1939), “Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar” (1940), “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me)” (1943), and “Rum and Coca Cola” (1945), which helped introduce American audiences to calypso.

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