Famous POP hit single during the 50s: Tonight You Belong to Me 1956
This was the only top-ten hit recording for Patience and Prudence.
Recording career with hits on the charts: 1956 - 1957 Record Label: Liberty
A Los Angeles sister duo, Patience and older sister Prudence McIntyre, were 11 and 14 when they released all three of their recordings in 1956. Their father, orchestra leader Mark ‘Mack’ McIntyre, was a well known piano player and songwriter. When he heard his daughters sing Tonight You Belong to Me, that they learned at summer camp, he had them prepare a demo of the 1927 Gene Austin hit (words and music by Billy Rose & Lee David) for Liberty Records. Patience and Prudence recorded the bouncy song, that was intended for cabaret singer Lisa Kirk, and it became a top-five hit. Their follow-up single, Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now, was a second popular recording for them. In spite of a recording legacy consisting of little more than a few singles, their innocence and harmonies were among the most bewitching of the era.
Patience and Prudence Best 45rpm Single Recording:
Tonight You Belong To Me
Patience and Prudence Best Fabulous-But-Forgotten Song: