• The KING SISTERS - Queens Of Song

The six King sisters (only four of which sang together at any one time) In chronological order they were Maxine, Louise, Alyce, Donna, Yvonne and Marilyn, are one of the less famous sister groups of their era, despite having a very long career. While the Andrews sisters (for example) had an easily identifiable, unique sound, the King sisters did not - their music was fairly typical of the era, so perhaps that is why their music has almost been forgotton. It should not be, because they were brilliant. The recordings selected for this excellent CD appear date mostly from the early 1940's although they started recording in the mid-thirties and continued until the late fifties. Despite not having a truly unique sound, the ladies always stamped their own identity on each song they recorded. Most of the songs here will be well known to fans of the Great American Songbook, and these versions make very enjoyable listening. I particulary like It's easy to remember, Miss Otis regrets and All of me - but the other songs are not far behind.

See also JASCD 183.

Track Listing

1. MEMORIES OF YOU
2. IT'S EASY TO REMEMBER
3. WHEN THE SWALLOWS COME BACK TO CAPISTRANO
4. I MAY BE WRONG
5. PAGAN LOVE SONG
6. MISS OTIS REGRETS
7. I DON'T KNOW WHY
8. CIELITO LINDA
9. BASIN STREET BLUES
10. THE DAY YOU CAME ALONG
11. AN OLD GUITAR AND AN OLD REFRAIN
12. NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
13. WHY SHOULD I CRY OVER YOU solo Yvonne King
14. YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU
15. ST. LOUIS BLUES w. Hal Derwin
16. I'VE HAD MY MOMENTS
17. STARS FELL ON ALABAMA
18. EAST OF THE SUN
19. BY THE RIVER SAINTE MARIE
20. ALL OF ME
21. LOVE IS THE THING solo Alyce King
22. DON'T WORRY 'BOUT ME
23. STOMPING AT THE SAVOY

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date 01/01/1999
UPC Bar Code No 604988034820

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The KING SISTERS - Queens Of Song

  • Product Code: JASCD 348
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  • £8.99

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