posted on Jun, 5 2011 @ 08:06 PM
reply to post by FEDec
Oh dude, did you stir my venom.
The Andrew Sisters were SSSoooo good. Sure, the medium was pablum. This was a comedy movie with Abbott and Costello. And you are right about this
miss-advertising war. Back in those days, as now, Hollywood came out in force to promote patriotism and the most stars jumped right along. War
propaganda, pure and simple.
But the music? If you can bear it, listen more. Those gals are tight, and I mean musically. Their timing is superb and the lyrics are all accountable.
And when the one lead gal, Maxine, if I remember correctly, does that corny country voice followed by the quick little trombone bit, man that was just
Pat Boone? Yea I agree. That guy had connections and his squeaky clean image was just what the white fathers of the country wanted when rock and roll
was first coming up. R+B and early rock were heavily influenced by non-white musicians. Chuck Berry, Bo Diddly, etc. And the kids of the era were
starting to move into cultural rebellion by listening and dancing to this stuff. And let me tell you, these old guys were freaking out with their
young teenage daughters wanting to hang up pictures of their black rock and roll heros in their bed rooms. That's why guys like Pat Boone were
shuffled to the top of play lists covering other peoples music.