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Big band singing trio from the late 1930s through the early 1950s, although their biggest years were during World War Two. Prolific and a household name for years, they consisted of Patty (blonde, and the leader), Laverne (redhead) and Maxene (brunette). They worked with the famous Big Bands of the era, although they resented that they put the emphasis on vocals.

The sisters pioneered close vocal harmonies and released a number of famous Ear Worms that have been in a number of video games and movies. They inspired many artists after them, and are the Trope Maker for Blonde, Brunette, Redhead.

Also, many mp3 websites fail to differentiate them and the McGuire Sisters.


Some hit songs:

  • Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen (1938)
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It (1938)
  • Hold Tight (1939)
  • Beer Barrel Polka (1939)
  • Rhumboogie(1940)
  • Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar (1940). Note that the title is a request to a pianist to play an "eight beat to the bar" boogie-woogie rhythm, not a reference to Domestic Abuse.
  • Aurora (1941)
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (1941)
  • Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree (1942)
  • Strip Polka (1942)
  • Pistol-Packin' Momma (1943)
  • Victory Polka (1943)
  • They'll Be A Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin (1944)
  • Don't Fence Me In (1944)
  • Rum and Coca-Cola (1945)
  • Money Is The Root of All Evil (1946)
  • Winter Wonderland (1946)
  • Civilization (1947)
  • Jingle Bells (1947)
  • Woody Woodpecker (1948)
  • I Can Dream, Can't I? (1949)
  • A Bushel & A Peck (1950)
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