The Liberty Sisters – Ruby, Rose and Dolly – are the Westcountry’s leading vintage vocal trio, specialising in the swing and jazz of the 1930s – 1950s. In particular, songs made famous by the Andrews Sisters and Dame Vera Lynn. All their music is sung in beautiful close harmony, and it is their vocal blend as well as their great stage presence which makes them so popular, writes Ray Goldsmith.
Just before being forcibly separated by lockdown the girls were able to spend a day in the studio recording a CD of their music. The tracklist includes favourites such as It Don’t Mean a Thing, In the Mood and Bye Bye Blackbird.
It will be released tomorrow (Friday, May 8) – the 75th anniversary of VE Day, and is available immediately as a download on a number of platforms, with a CD available shortly.
Support for The Veterans Charity
The girls decided at an early stage to support a charity through the CD, and have had a long relationship with The Veterans Charity which provides immediate practical help to veterans in distress.
‘We especially admire the way that there is no delay or bureaucracy involved when an ex-soldier – and often his dependents – are in terrible distress. The Veteran’s Charity is SO fast to respond – which is what any of us would need in a similar situation. The charity – like so many – has had its income stream badly affected by Covid 19, and we want to help.” The girls are donating £1 for every download or CD sale this year to The Veterans Charity.
They are keeping busy though. ‘We should have been out, performing every day this week, for the VE Day celebrations, including the massive street party planned in Exeter, and The Veteran’s Charity’s own festival on Sunday. We are so sad that this can’t happen. However, we’ve learned some great new video skills so that we can sing apart – but together!) We have made some fun music videos including a specially arranged Stay at Home version of DON’T Hit The Road, Jack’.
Platforms where the album will be available:
Spotify, Apple Music, ITunes, TikTok&Resso, Google Play, YouTube Music, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, Napster, iHeart radio