The Puppini Sisters

Betcha Bottom Dollar

These three English non-sisters were inspired by the vocals in the animated film, The Triplets of Belleville. Their repertoire is both homage to the heyday of three-part pop vocal harmonies à la the Andrews Sisters and a modernizing update on the efforts of such ’40s and ’50s vocal groups. Their gloss on the style of the era is key here, and they’ve got it in spades covering some of the standards of the genre: “In the Mood,” “Mr. Sandman,” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B.” But it’s not all retro, the CD is saved from accusations of time-bound cutesy by their covers of more contemporary material—actually the strongest pieces on the album: Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights,” Blondie’s “Heart of Glass,” and a spot-on version of Gloria Gaynor’s disco anthem, “I Will Survive.”