The DeCastro Sisters
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||under 2000 listeners jazzpiano fathers johnny guarnieri|
Peggy DeCastro (Marguerita Dolores Esperanza Fernando DeCastro, 1921, Dominican Republic, d. 6 March 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA), Babette DeCastro (b. 24 May 1925, Havana, Cuba, d. 10 January 1992, USA) and Cherie DeCastro (b. Cuba) formed this close-harmony vocal trio.
Their mother was an original Ziegfeld Follies girl and their father owned a sugar plantation in the Dominican Republic and then Cuba. The sisters flamboyant nightclub act was extemely popular in Cuba in the 40s. When the DeCastro Sisters moved to Miami, Florida, USA in 1945 they were taken under the wing of Carmen Miranda appearing in her movie, Copacabana. Signed to the small Abbott label, they had a smash hit in 1954 with Teach Me Tonight, written by Sammy Cahn and Gene De Paul, which sold over five million copies. In 1955 they made the US charts again, with Boom Boom Boomerang. Other important 50s titles included Too Late Now,...