Many of us 'oldies' will
remember the hit record by the Brian Sisters that was in
Magazine charts for five weeks.
On A Star is a real swinger of a song. Recorded with
Freddie Slack, it thoroughly deserved to be popular. The
Brian Sisters vocal trio, Betty, Doris and Gwen, gave us a
permanent memory of their wartime singing style, in perfect
tune and harmony, as good as it comes.
The main hit for this song was by Bing Crosby, the original
singer of it in the film Going My Way.
Bing was 'No. 1' for nine weeks with Swinging on a Star in 1944,
which made it even harder for The Brian Sisters to gain a
foothold with the same tune in the same period.
Everyone seems to have recorded it at some time!
Here is a clip from the Brian Sisters' recording from June 1944
(recorded March 9th 1944), bouncing along (if it still exists!):