The Beer Barrel Polka; Well All Right


The Andrews Sisters. side 1: Beer Barrel Polka; side 2: Well All Right (Decca 2462)
78 rpm

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.

Recording Date: 1939

Recording Artist: Andrews SistersManufacturer: Decca

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York

See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Entertainment, Music & Musical Instruments, Popular Entertainment, Family & Social Life, 1939 exhibit


Exhibition Location:

Related Publication: Discography of American Historical Recordings

Credit Line: Gift of Eula W. Wake in Memory of Harry Wake

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0656.239Accession Number: 1981.0656Maker Number: 2462Catalog Number: 1981.0656.239

Object Name: sound recording

Physical Description: shellac (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm


Record Id: nmah_664380

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