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The De Castro Sisters


Peggy DeCastro (b. Marguerita Dolores Esperanza Fernando DeCastro, 1921, Dominican Republic, d. 6 March 2004, NEVADA, Nevada, USA), Babette DeCastro (b. 24 Might 1925, Havana, Cuba, d. 10 January 1992, USA) and Cherie DeCastro (b. Cuba) shaped this close-harmony vocal trio. Their mom was a genuine Ziegfeld Follies gal and their dad owned a glucose plantation within the Dominican Republic and Cuba. The sisters’ flamboyant nightclub action was extemely well-known in Cuba within the 40s. Once the DeCastro Sisters transferred to Miami, Florida, USA in 1945 these were taken beneath the wing of Carmen Miranda showing up in her film, Copacabana. Agreed upon to the tiny Abbott label, that they had a smash strike in 1954 with ‘Teach Me Tonight’, compiled by Sammy Cahn and Gene De Paul, which marketed over five million copies. In 1955 they produced the US graphs once again, with ‘Increase Boom Boomerang’. Various other important 50s game titles included ‘As well Late Today’, ‘Snowbound For Xmas’, ‘It’s Yours’, ‘Who Are They To State’, ‘Cuckoo WITHIN THE Time clock’, ‘Provide Me Period’ and ‘Cowboys Don’t Cry’. Babette retired in 1958 and was changed within the group with the sisters’ cousin, Olgita DeCastro (b. 1936, d. 14 Feb 2000, USA). In 1959, they re-recorded their first strike as ‘Train Me Tonight Cha Cha’, probably an indicator that their charm, a minimum of on record, was fading. Regardless of the quickly changing musical environment, they released Sing and Rockin’ Defeat in the first 60s. A lot more than 25 years afterwards, in 1988, the DeCastro Sisters strike the comeback path at Vegas Globe, NEVADA. Reliving 50s joys while also strutting to afterwards anthems such as for example ‘New York, New York’, they composed for exhausted vocal cords with a good amount of showbiz flair.

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Nationality Cuban
Music Songs Teach Me Tonight, Boom Boom Boomerang, It's Love, Teach Me Tonight Cha Cha, Too Late Now, I'm Bewildered, To Say You're Mine, Rockin' And Rollin' In Hawaii, Snowbound for Christmas, Let Your Love Walk In, Biddle-Dee Bop, It's Yours, Cry Baby Blues, Flowers on the Hillside, If I Ever Fall in Love, The Wedding Song, Old Timer's Tune, Where Have You Been My Love, That Little Word Called Love, My Sweetheart Left Me Behind, Don't Call Me Sweetie, Cuckoo in the Clock, I Hear a Melody, No One to Blame, Cowboys Don't Cry, You Take Care of Me, Cuban Love Song, Give Me Time, I Never Meant to Hurt You, I Can't Escape From You, Christmas Is - A Comin', Blue and Broken-Hearted
Albums Teach Me Tonight, What a Relief (Hoop Ah Hoop Ah, Bah Dah Dah), Snowbound For Christmas - Christmas Is A-Comin' (Original US Christmas Single - 1955), It's Yours - Singles 1955 - 1957 (Original Singles), The De Castro Sisters Sing (Original Album plus Bonus Track 1955)

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1 Members have included Cherie De Castro, Peggy De Castro, Babette De Castro.



The Helen Morgan Story 1957 Singers
Riot in Rhythm 1957 Short Singers
Rhythms with Rusty 1956 Short Singers
Universal Musical Short 3655: Singin' and Swingin' 1950 Short Singers
Thrills of Music: Miguelito Valdez and Orchestra 1949 Short Singers
Copacabana 1947 Singers



The Ed Sullivan Show 1957 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Thrills of Music: Miguelito Valdez and Orchestra 1949 Short performer: "The Cat's Whiskers", "Cubanchero"



Moments to Remember: My Music 2006 TV Movie documentary Themselves
The Mike Douglas Show 1963 TV Series Themselves - Vocalists
The Eddie Fisher Show 1959 TV Series Themselves
The Ed Sullivan Show 1957 TV Series Themselves
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1953 TV Series Themselves
Cavalcade of Stars 1949-1952 TV Series Themselves / Themselves - Singers
Riot in Rhythm 1950 Short Themselves
KTLA Premiere 1947 TV Movie Themselves

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