1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
The DeCastro Sisters Peggy DeCastro, (1922-2004), Cherie DeCastro, Babette DeCastro, (replaced by cousin Olgita DeCastro in 1958)
Famous EASY-POP hit single during the 50s: Teach Me Tonight 1954
The DeCastro Sisters also had a hit with Boom Boom Boomerang in 1955.
Recording career with hits on the charts: 1954-1959 Record Label: Abbott
The three sisters first gained attention in Cuba for their flamboyant nightclub act. In 1945, the DeCastro family moved from their sugar plantation in Cuba to Miami. The sisters became protégées of Brazilian singer and film star Carmen Miranda, who had a huge hit in 1948 with Cuanto La Gusta. She helped include them in the film, ‘Copacabana.’ The DeCastro Sisters performed their three-part harmony on the first live broadcast of Los Angeles television station KTLA, following an introduction by Bob Hope. They hit the big time when their 1954 song Teach Me Tonight sold more than 5 million copies. Their singing style was reminiscent of the popular Andrews Sisters, but with a Latin flavor and flair. They provided bird and animal voices in Walt Disney’s ‘Song of the South,’ and became a popular singing act in Las Vegas nightclubs and hotels.
The DeCastro Sisters' Best 45rpm Single Recording: