Singing
Ladies bring down the house with old-fashioned “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” performance
I couldn't keep still during their performance - it was like traveling back in time!
Alissa Gaskell
09.20.22

As exceptional as people’s talent can be, it’s a fact that recreating the classics can be tricky. There is a distinct sound, musical, and fashion style that cannot be mirrored.

But in all things, there is always an exception to the rule, and in this stellar performance, it’s Pete Jacobs and Wartime Radio Revue.

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Pete Jacobs and his 16-piece big band takes us back to the ’30s and ’40s with World War era classics, from the music to the clothes. Inspired by big bands from decades past, Pete Jacobs shares,

“I actually started this band because of my own interest in swing-dancing. When I started learning the Lindy-Hop, I wanted to recreate the music the way it was played back when the big bands would play for packed houses and dance halls. It doesn’t matter how great the musicianship of the band is if you can’t dance to it.”

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And that’s precisely what they bring to the table – music that will get you up on your feet, dancing like it’s the 1940s.

Formed in 1997, the band quickly made their way to the limelight, appearing in well-known landmarks like New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Hollywood Bowl, Catalina’s Casino Ballroom, and Disneyland, where they were the monthly featured band for years.

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You’ll see why Pete Jacobs’ brilliant idea to bring back the old days through music and dance is welcomed so warmly by both online and in-person audiences.

With three young female vocalists, an eight-piece horn section, and a rhythm section always in Armed Forces-inspired uniforms, Wartime Radio Revue brings time travel to a new level.

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With over 8 million views on YouTube, Wartime Radio Revue’s performance of “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” has everyone wanting more. It starts with a catchy and upbeat trumpet intro, followed by singing and dancing that will surely make The Andrews Sisters proud.

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With their seamless performance of the jump blues hit by The Andrews Sisters, Wartime Radio Revue perfectly captured the essence of the 1940s big band swing-dance scene.

You’ll love the light vibe the performance immediately brings. The vocalists clearly enjoyed the song, dancing and genuinely having a good time, with smiles sure to disarm even the most standoffish of the crowd.

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“He was a famous trumpet man from out Chicago way; he had a boogie style that no one else could play. He was the top man at his craft, but then his number came up, and he was gone with the draft. He’s in the army now, a blowin’ reveille; he’s the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company B.”

Listening to the song will have you wondering just how the vocalists sing these lines without pausing to catch their breath – after all, it is quite a mouthful for its tempo! But these ladies, backed by musicians effortlessly keeping in time with each other, nail it every time.

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Even the ones who aren’t familiar with the big band sound and style of the 1940s won’t be able to help but smile and move along to the beat! No wonder Wartime Radio Revue is so in demand.

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Enjoy the happy vibes and get ready to dance with this outstanding performance of “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by Wartime Radio Revue.

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By Alissa Gaskell
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Alissa Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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