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The Fontane Sisters

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The line-up of the close-harmony 50s US vocal group, whose initial success was attained by producing cover versions of dark R&B records, comprised Marge Rosse (b. New Milford, NJ, USA; lead), Bea Rosse (b. New Milford, NJ, USA; low tranquility) and Geri Rosse (b. New Milford, NJ, USA; tranquility). Their mom was a choral movie director and organist. After departing senior high school they became a member of an all-girl troupe and continued an eight-month tour. Afterwards, they were became a member of by their sibling Frank on electric guitar, and made an appearance on radio and in theatres and night clubs. After Frank was wiped out in World Battle II, girls re-formed in 1944 being a trio and proved helpful for quite some time on Perry Como’s radio and tv shows; they also supported him on many records, like the US #1 1 strikes ‘You’re Adorable’ and ‘Hoop-Dee-Doo’. Agreed upon to RCA – Victor Information in 1949, that they had many minor strikes in the first 50s, including ‘Tennessee Waltz’, ‘Allow Me In’ (with Tx Jim Robertson) and ‘Cool, Cold Center’. In 1954 the group turned to Dot Information, a label that specific to make cover variations of established strikes, and came consuming Dot’s musical movie director, Billy Vaughn, who, along with his orchestra, supplied the backing for some of their effective information. Early that calendar year, they made the united states graphs with ‘Happy Times And Lonely Evenings’, a 1929 melody by Fred Fisher and Billy Rose, and in Dec 1954 they visited #1 1 with ‘Hearts Of Rock’. The initial edition was the debut disk from the R&B Cincinnati group Otis Williams AS WELL AS THE Charms. Other effective cover variations of dark artists’ information included ‘Rock and roll Like’, ‘Rollin’ Rock’ (primary with the Marigolds) and ‘Eddie My Like’ (originally with the Teenager Queens). Various other ‘white’ cover variations included Boyd Bennett And His Rockets’ ‘Seventeen’, that your Fontanes had taken to #3 3 in america graph, and ‘Daddy-O’, a melody said to have already been inspired by way of a character within the 1955 film Blackboard Jungle, and that was originally a US Best 20 strike for Bonnie Lou. The Fontanes’ 1957 edition of ‘Banana Sail boat Melody’ also produced the very best 20, but was avoided from increasing higher by way of a edition with the Tarriers; another edition, by Steve Lawrence, was his first graph entry. With the past due 50s, with an increase of and more dark artists achieving the graphs themselves, the Fontanes faded off their position among the best girl sets of the 50s. Their last two strikes, ‘Chanson D’Amour’ and ‘Jealous Center’, emerged in 1958.

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Full Name The Fontane Sisters
Music Songs Chanson D'amour, Hearts Of Stone, Rock Love, Nuttin' for Christmas, Rollin’ Stone, Daddy-O, The Popcorn Song, I'm in Love Again, Playmates, Please Don't Leave Me, Noodlin' Rag, Moon-June-Spoon, Honolulu Moon, The Fortune Teller Song, Take a Step, Lonesome Lover Blues, Hush Little Darlin', Kissing Bridge, Makin' Like a Train, I Had a Talk With the Wind and the Rain, If Wishes Were Kisses, There's No Boat Like a Rowboat, Till Then, Eddie My Love, Let Me In, Walkin' the Floor Over You, Three Little Rings, A Lover's Hymn, Winter Is Here Again, Can't We Talk It Over?, I Cross My Fingers, Encore D'amour
Albums The Turtle Song, Happy Days and Lonely Nights, A Visit With The Fontane Sisters, Fool Around, The Fontane's Sing, Hearts Of Stones - All The Hits, Rock Love, Highlights Of The Fontane Sisters, The Magic Masters, Till Then, The Jazz Movement (Remastered), One More Time, 50 Favourite Songs, Best Songs, The Very Best Of, Lonesome Lover Blues, That's What I Need (Remastered), Chanson d'amour (Mono version) [feat. Billy Vaughn et son orchestre], A Summer Sky Shines, Hearts of Stone, The Outstanding Fontaine Sisters, Fabulous Magic Collection (Remastered), Their Greatest Hits - 25 Golden Classics, Truly Fontaine Sisters, Forever Fontaine Sisters, Tonight in Time, Calypso (Mono Version), The Essential Tracks (Remastered), Just Fontaine Sisters, Seventeen (Mono Version) [feat. Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra], The Genius of Fontaine Sisters, Your Music Around Me, Adorable, Playmates, All in the Family: The Fontaine Sisters, Castle Rock, Meet's The Fontane Sisters - 4 Track EP, Golden Oldies


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kirstie's Crafty Christmas 2013 TV Special performer: "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" - uncredited
Kirstie's Handmade Britain 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas 2011 performer: "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas"
Nativity! 2009 performer: "Howdy Doody Christmas"
Book of Love 1990 performer: "Hearts of Stone"
Mischief 1985 performer: "I'm in Love Again"
Porky's II: The Next Day 1983 performer: "Hearts Of Stone"
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1949-1954 TV Series performer - 3 episodes

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bob Crosby Show 1958 TV Series The Fontaine Sisters
The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom 1957 TV Series Thelmselves
In Society 1944 Singers (as The Three Sisters)

Composer

Composer

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C.A.L.L.E. 2005 Short music by

Self

Self

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The Arthur Murray Party 1955 TV Series Themselves - Singers
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1953-1955 TV Series Themselves
The Ed Sullivan Show 1955 TV Series Themselves
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1949-1954 TV Series Themselves
Songs for Sale 1952 TV Series Themselves
Chesterfield Sound Off Time 1952 TV Series Themselves
Texaco Star Theatre 1951 TV Series Themselves
The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue 1950 TV Series Themselves

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Archive Footage

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My Music: Sister Acts 2015 TV Movie Themselves

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