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The de Castro Sisters

de Castro Sisters

Female Vintage Trio from Las Vegas , NV

The De Castro sisters grew up in Cuba, though each was born in a different country - Margarita Dolores, known as Peggy, was born in the Dominican Republic, Cherie - the United States, and Babette - in Cuba. They were singing and dancing by the early 40's and used several different variations of names as performers, including The Americanitas, The Marvel Sisters, The Fernando De Castro Sisters, and finally they shortened it to their family name of the De Castro Sisters. Their act included comedy, both intended and unintended, singing, dancing and apparent acting on stage. They were also the voices that sang Zip A Dee Doo Dah in Disney's 1946 film Song Of The South. Did they speed up their voices, or was it really their natural sound? They appeared in the 1947 film Copacabana, and several others including The Helen Morgan Story. Their very first recordings as the De Castro Sisters were from 1952 on the Tico label and included "I Do" and Jumbalato" with Tito Puente.

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Teach Me Tonight

Teach Me Tonight

The legendary DeCastro Sisters--Cherie, Olgita and original lead singer Peggy--made one of their last appearances together at the Hollywood Roosevelt Cinegrill in 1997. In this segment, they explain how they came to introduce their biggest hit "Teach Me Tonight" back in 1954. Bette Midler salutes their classic recording on her recent CD, "It's the Girls".


El Cumbanchero

El Cumbanchero

The legendary DeCastro Sisters perform one of their earliest hits, "El Cumbanchero," in this 1952 video.


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