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Fontane Sisters
Till Then

Till Then
The Baion
Cold, Cold, Heart
Handsome Stranger
Grasshopper Heart
Can't We Talk It Over
Three Little Rings
Down Home Rag
The Turtle Song
I'm A Little Cuckoo
Moon - June - Spoon
If You Would Only Be Mine
Rhumba Boogie
Silver Bells
Jing - A - Ling Jing - A - Ling
I Guess I'll Have To Dream The Rest
The Fifth Wheel On The Wagon
The Fortune Teller Song
There's Doubt I My Mind
Winter's Here Again
That Lonesome Road
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Kissing Bridge
Makin' Like A Train
What Did I Do
Bouncy Bouncy Bally
Hurry Home To Me
Walkin' The Floor Over You
Grand Central Station
I Grabbed For The Engine
Disc 2
I Had A Talk With The Wind And The Rain
Please Play Our Song
Mexican Joe
I Wanna Be Loved
Underneath The Linden Tree
Mississippi Mud
Put Your Shoes On, Lucy
Fairy Tales
The Cinderella Work Song
The Tennessee Waltz
I Get The Blues When It Rains
Alabama Jubilee
River In The Moonlight
The Fortune Teller Song
Howdy Doody Christmas
The Popcorn Song
Twenty Four Hours Of Sunshine
The Bumpity Bus
If I Knew You Were Coming
I'dve Baked A Cake
The Price I Paid For Loving You
Let Me In
When I Dream
He Who Has Love
My Fickle Eye
It Couldn't Be True (Or Could It Be)
Linger In My Arms A Little Longer, Baby
Missouri Waltz

It was the mid-1950s, the early days of Rock and Roll, Bill Haley & the Comets, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis were exploding on the charts. The Fontane Sisters, backed by a skilled combo of rock musicians led by Billy Vaughn, was one of the few acts to transition successfully into the new energy-charged medium. First singing backup with Perry Como on a number of popular hits, were offered their own contract with RCA based on that success. In the early 50s they recorded some novelty songs like "If I knew you were comin' I'd've Baked A Cake," and country songs like "The Tennessee Waltz," "Walkin' The Floor Over You," "Cold, Cold Heart" and "Handsome Stranger" with the Sons of the Pioneers. "Till Then" in 1954 was their last recording for RCA, and they really hit their stride on Dot Records, with a cover of The Charms' "Hearts of Stone," which was #1 on the charts for 3 weeks. A succession of major hit records, many of them covers from the rhythm and blues charts dominated the airwaves and jukeboxes throughout the remainder of the 50s, the Sisters fading from view in the new decade. Some more favorites are "Mexican Joe," "Mississippi Mud," "Makin' Like a Train," "the Popcorn Song" (featuring Howdy Doody), "Alabama Jubilee," "The Cinderella Work Song," "The Fortune Teller Song," "The Bumpity Bus," "Down Home Rag," "The Turtle Song" "I Get the Blues When It Rains," and "Rhumba Boogie," but we could go on. There are 60, all band-accompanied songs on this 2 CD set, silly, schmaltzy, country, rock, pop, blues-it all adds up to tremendous fun stuff from the crazy 1950s! Extensive, interesting liner notes with pix and history.

Item code: 7476C | 2 CDs | $19.98 add item to cart
Vintage | Accompanied | Female | United States

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