The Paris Sisters is tagged as: 60s, female vocalists, pop, oldies, girl groups
The Paris Sisters were Albeth, Priscilla, and Sherrell Paris, a soft voiced sister trio from San Francisco, California. The group was formed in the early ’50s due to the aspirations of their opera singing mother. Mrs. Paris had quit a career at San Francisco Milano Opera Company to raise the three girls as singers, training them around the family piano. When another earlier vintage trio the Andrew Sisters came to San Francisco to perform, Mom had the girls all dressed alike and sitting in front, mouthing the words to their songs for the full three weeks of their engagement.
Unable to not notice, The Andrew Sisters put the girls on stage to perform. The three pre-teen sisters preceded to wow the audience with their version of the Andrew Sisters’ “Rum and Coca Cola.”
An MCA Records agent was in the audience and soon had them on the road playing USO shows and fairs along the California coast.
In 1954-‘55 they recorded pop singles like “ooh La La” and “Huckleberry Pie” for Decca. Soon thereafter, The Paris Sisters found themselves in Las Vegas working as a lounge act from midnight to seven in the morning at the ages of nine (Priscilla), ten (Albeth), and Fifteen (Sherrell). Wigs, padded bras and hips, lots of makeup, and ...
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