Sound Recording, "The Beer Barrel Polka"

Description (Brief)
The Andrews Sisters—Patty, Maxene, and LaVerne—began their music career performing in vaudeville shows throughout the country. “Beer Barrel Polka” was one of their biggest hits, quickly becoming a popular jukebox selection. Based on a Czechoslovakian song, “Beer Barrel Polka” helped inspire an interest in international music in the United States. The sisters continued touring as a group into the 1950s, eventually selling over 90 million records.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sound recording
date made
1939
recording artist
Andrews Sisters
maker
Decca
Physical Description
shellac (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
ID Number
1981.0656.239
accession number
1981.0656
maker number
2462
catalog number
1981.0656.239
subject
Music
1939 exhibit
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
1939 exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Eula W. Wake in Memory of Harry Wake
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