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The Andrews Sisters – Melancholy Moon

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“Oh my love the world without you is a world that’s out of tune”…The Andrews Sisters toured extensively during the 1940s entertaining Allied troops during WWII. Working with the likes of Bing Crosby, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Bette Davis, John Garfield, and Jules Stein, the trio volunteered their talents and lent their efforts to help establish L.A.’s famous Hollywood Canteen, a retreat for servicemen. The three sisters from Minneapolis first big break came in 1937 when they were signed to Decca Records. By 1940 the trio were signed by Universal Pictures. They appeared in more than a dozen films and are said to have sold more than 75 million records becoming one of the most popular female vocal groups of the first half of the 20th century.

The trio broke up in 1951 & then reunited in 1956 signing a new recording deal with Capitol Records. The sisters recorded a dozen singles for the label through 1959 including this week’s timeless Melancholy Moon written by Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998.

andrews sisters 300x243 The Andrews Sisters   Melancholy Moon

Contact & Licensing:
Publishing controlled by Notable Music Co. (Cy Coleman). Contact: Damon Booth /
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw /
Publishing controlled by Carwin Music Co. Inc (Carolyn Leigh)
Administered by EMI U. Catalog Inc.
Master controlled by Capitol Records. Contact: Doug James /

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