The Wonderful Sisters, Gloria, Fanny and Ruth, are glossy, all smiling GI pleasing American singers of the Andrews Sisters style (‘those sluts’) who make the most of their glamour and the plight of their audience in war time on and off the stage.
However, in this fun satirical cabaret performance, they lose their plot somewhat when the spectre of peace looms, leading them on a crusade to keep the good fight, any fight going.
With original tunes and some fun videos featuring Winston Churchill, the Wonderful Sisters quickly draw their audience in with some bawdy ballads before their anti-war messages kick in. Down in Louisiana, Churchill’s video address and their Inauguration Song are terrific highlights of style, somg making and wit.
It would have been easy and safe to just put on an Andrews Sisters tribute style show but this attempts a lot more and I am unsure whether the ending moments which do get somewhat intense are all needed, running a bit counter to joviality of all that had gone before it. But full marks to them for taking on that risk. Wonderful entertainment in a genre that sadly, as they point out, never looks like being out of fashion or need.
Kryztoff Rating 3.5K
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