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The King Sisters

King Sisters

Female Vocal Jazz Trio from Los Angeles, CA.

Originally christened "America's First Family of Song" in the 1960's, The King Family, comprised of "big band era" greats The King Sisters, guitar virtuoso Alvino Rey and the 32 sisters, brothers, husbands, wives, aunts, uncles and children that made up their extended musical family, catapulted to fame following just two dazzling appearances on ABC-TV's The Hollywood Palace to become one of the most popular and beloved television, recording and concert acts of the 1960's and 70's.

Acclaim from audiences and critics alike for their 'Palace' appearances led to their first headlining television special, The Family is King, in 1964. That special's ratings-topping popularity landed the musical group its own weekly ABC-TV showcase, The King Family Show, during 1965 and 1966. An audience favorite, the series featured the entire musical family in various groupings --The King Sisters - who'd already established themselves as one of the nation's top vocal groups, and the next generation's contingent The King Cousins, featuring Tina Cole who went on to star as "Katie Douglas" on CBS' My Three Sons, along with the irrepressible King Kiddies whose musical talent and effortless comedic timing were a staple of these tune-filled hours.

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Obituary, New York Times, Marilyn King, Last of Singing Sisters’ Group, Dies at 82

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King Sisters : Queens Of Song : 1 CD : 348

King Sisters : Queens Of Song

The lovely King Sisters, hailing from Utah, were six in number, though the group usually featured four at a time, allowing for flexibility as family commitments encroached. Having been influenced by the Boswell Sisters, they sought fame and fortune in the early thirties, and began singing with bandleader Horace Heidt. Their success continued into the forties and fifties, as contemporaries of the Andrews and McGuire Sisters, and even into the 1960's, when they had their own television program, "The King Family Show." With their orchestra, conducted by Frank DeVol, the girls produced a slew of close harmony classics, from the wistful ballad, as in "The Day You Came Along" and "I Don't Know Why," to the cheerful "Cielito Linda," "You Made Me Love You" and "Pagan Love Song"; and who could forget "When The Swallows Came Back To Capistrano"? What a trip down memory lane!

Songlist: Memories of You, It's Easy to Remember, When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano, I May Be Wrong, Pagan Love Song, Miss Otis Regrets, I Don't Know Why, Cielito Linda, Basin Street Blues, The Day You Came Along, An Old Guitar and an Old Refrain, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Why Should I Cry Over You, You Made Me Love You, St. Louis Blues, I've Had My Moments, Stars Fell On Alabama, East of the Sun, By the River Sainte Marie, All Of Me, Love is the Thing, Don't Worry 'Bout Me, Stomping at TheSavoy

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5521c | 1 CD | $14.98 | Accompanied

King Sisters : The King Family Show /The King Family Album : 1 CD : CCM20722

King Sisters : The King Family Show /The King Family Album

The first two of a staggering six albums that the King Family recorded for Warner Brothers in the space of two years, these came out in early 1965, the same year their weekly ABC TV series The King Family Show was becoming a fan favorite. Their debut The King Family Show! contains many of the favorites performed by the Family on TV and plays like an episode of their series-there's even a commercial break at the mid-point by King Kids Cam & Laurette, a popular, and humorous, feature of their weekly show. And we round out this release with two more CD debuts - the Warner Brothers singles by The King Cousins originally released in 1965, the Phil Spectorish Just One Smile and girl group homage Today I'm in Love! Deluxe liner notes with a treasure trove of rarely seen photos make this a true King Family fan's delight.

Songlist: Pass Me By, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Line the Track, My Favourite Things, Stardust, Irving Berlin Medley, Make Someone Happy, Sunrise, Sunset, I Used to Love You, I Don't Know Why, When Are You Going To Learn, The Square, Amen, (When There's) Love At Home, Today I'm In Love, Just One Smile, He's Got the Whole World In His Hands, Shenandoah, You'll Never Walk Alone, Every Man Has A Castle, Open Up Your Heart, Battle Hymn of the Republic, America, The Beautiful, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Bluebird of Happiness, Very Last Day, God Bless the Child, When the Saints Go Marching In

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5415c | 1 CD | $15.95 | Accompanied

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