Thursday, 18 August 2011
Thanks to one of my workmates who has a wonderful knack of finding old music on YouTube (He once spent a whole Saturday when we worked playing only different versions of Plaisir D’Amour), I discovered an American group called Brox Sisters, who had their heyday in the 20’s and 30’s. Working first on Broadway and later in Hollywood, evidently doing a good job in both places. They were sisters, Bobbe, Lorayne and Patricia, though they were born Josephine, Eunice and Kathleen Brock. They last sung together in 1939, but I feel they can fit into this blog anyway, as people in the 40’s didn’t stop listening to music just because it was recorded in another decade.
They performed Singin' in the Rain long before Gene Kelly, in the movie The Hollywood Revue of 1929
And made a lovely parody on Marlene Dietrich and Falling In Love Again in 1932.
To compare, here is Marlene herself, in 1930.
I think they are absolutely delightful and very pretty!