The Fontane Sisters
|Genres:||Pop / Rock Vocals|
|Tags:||swing heart of stone oldies female vocalists 50s vocal group eddie my love the fontane sisters new jersey girl group 60s vocal pop 50s girl band traditional pop swing time female vocalist|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
The line-up of this close-harmony 50s US vocal group, whose initial success was achieved by making cover versions of black R&B records, comprised Marge Rosse (New Milford, New Jersey, USA; lead), Bea Rosse (b. New Milford, New Jersey, USA; low harmony) and Geri Rosse (b. New Milford, New Jersey, USA; harmony). Their mother was a choral director and organist. After leaving high school they joined an all-girl troupe and went on an eight-month tour. Later, they were joined by their brother Frank on guitar, and appeared on radio and in theatres and clubs. After Frank was killed in World War II, the girls re-formed in 1944 as a trio and worked for several years on Perry Comos radio and television shows; they also backed him on several records, including the US number 1 hits Youre Adorable and Hoop-Dee-Doo. Signed to RCA - Victor Records in 1949, they had several minor hits in the early 50s, including Tennessee Waltz,...