From high school proms to the hit parade…

You’re on the Sound Beat

You’re listening to the Merry Macs with Mairzy Doats, a Decca 78 from 1943. The group was made up of 3 brothers McMichael, and was formed with the lofty goal of…playing local high school dances.

The song would be the Merry Mac’s biggest hit, hitting number one in . It features Marjory Garland, the third in a line of female vocalists to sing with the group. She was a natural fit with the Macs…so much so that she became one after marrying band member Judd McMichael.

By Agronom (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons