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    The Marie Sisters
     

    The Marie Sisters (Hartford, CT.)



    Personnel :

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    Discography :

    1959 - Oh! Tony / Chica Chee Cha Cha (Brunswick Records-1959.




    Biography :

     The Marie Sisters were a singing sister act from the greater Hartford area who played local venues (Crystal Lake Ballroom, etc.) and wound up on programs with the likes of Billy Bryan (Gene Pitney) and Rocky Hart (Pierre Mahieu).

       The Marie Sisters
    The Marie Sisters & Billy Bryan (Gene Pitney)                                                                                         

    In 1959, The Marie Sisters recorded two up-tempo songs with the backing of Johnny Mastrio group. Their single was released on Brunswick Records & was played often in Jamaica as well as Connecticut.





    Songs :

      
    Chica Chee Cha Cha                                       Oh! Tony

     

     



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  • The Bobby-Pins

    The Bobby-Pins (Syosset, New York)




    Personnel :

    Jeanette Lendemer

    Caren Pilzer

    Judy Gould




    Discography :

    1959 - I Want You / Darling, Don't Leave Me (Okeh 4 7110)





    Biography :


    Vocal group from Syosset, New York composed by Jeanette Lendemer, Caren Pilzer and Judy Gould. The girls recorded in New York City studio  "I Want You" b/w "Darling, Don't Leave Me" while attending Syosset High School. Both songs are written by singer Caren Pilzer and Pianist, composer and record producer Steve Schlaks.

    The Bobby-Pins

    The single was released nationally early in 1959 by Okeh Records. OKeh, as a division of record giant Columbia, was independently distributed and used for rhythm and blues and country and western releases. Unfortunately the single failed & the group disbanded….




    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 


      
           I Want You                                 Darling, Don't Leave Me










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  • Ruben Siggers & His Fabulous Kool Kats
    Rueben Siggers (Piano), Ephraim Siggers (Far right)

    Ruben Siggers & His Fabulous Kool Kats (Beckley, West Virginia)

     

     

    Personnel :

    Rueben Siggers (Piano & Vocals)

    Ephraim Siggers (Vocals & Trumpet)

    Billy Jo Mimms (Sax & Vocals)

    Bernard Byars (Vocals)





    Discography :

    1958 - Those Love Me Blues / Please Pretty Baby (Spinks 600)




    Biography :

    Vocal group from Beckley, West Virginia composed by Rueben Siggers (Piano & Vocals), Ephraim Siggers (Vocals & Trumpet), Billy Jo Mimms (Sax & Vocals), Bernard Byars (Vocals) (in the photo). The musician members of the group were Robert Mosley (Drums), William Tyler (Guiatrist) & Bill Scott (Sax).

    Ruben Siggers & His Fabulous Kool Kats    Ruben Siggers & His Fabulous Kool Kats

    The Group recorded "Those Love Me Blues" b/w "Please Pretty Baby" for the local Spinks records in Ronceverte, West Virginia owned by Garland Spinks







    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 


      
    Those Love Me Blues                   Please Pretty Baby


     

     




     


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    The Goofers (Click on Photo)

     


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  • Connie & The Cones
    Connie Sue Landers

    Connie & The Cones (Nashville, Tennessee)




    Personnel :

    Connie Sue Landers (Lead)

    Don Whitley

    Bob McClain





    Discography :

    Singles:
    1959 - Let Us Pretend / I See The Image Of You (NRC 5006)
    1960 - Lonely Girl's Prayer / I Love My Teddy Bear (Roulette 4223)
    1960 - Take All The Kisses / No Time For Tears (Roulette 4313)
     

    Unreleased:
    1960 - Young In Your Teens (Roulette)



    Biography :

    Connie was actually born Connie Sue Landers on April 19, 1944 in Austin, Texas. While she was classmates at Hillsboro High in Nashville, Connie formed the Teen-Notes with Don Whitley and Bob McClain. They were chosen as one of the "Discoveries of the Week" at the summer park concerts in 1958. At this time, they attract the attention of a producer who has them sign on NRC (National Recording Corp) NRC Records was started in Atlanta Georgia in the late 50's and had a large output of records until the late 60's.

    Connie & The Cones     Connie & The Cones
                                                                                 Connie Sue Landers

    The Group cut "Let Us Pretend" b/w "I See The Image Of You" which will be released in 1959 as Connie & The Cones. With this single, the group performed in the area and its surroundings and quickly became popular.  Connie & the Cones sign a recording contract with Roulette Records wher they cut two singles in 1960, "Lonely Girl's Prayer" b/w "I Love My Teddy Bear" and "Take All The Kisses" b/w "No Time For Tears".

    Connie & The Cones    Connie & The Cones
    The Auctionettes                                                            Leroy Van Dyke & The Auctionettes                 

    After the group’s break-up, Connie recorded a variety of sound-alikes and original compositions for about 4 years for the Hit Records label of Nashville as Connie Landers, Connie Dee or Connie . When she was fresh out of High School, Connie was asked to audition for Leroy Van Dyke when she was around 20 or 21. It was for the Auctionettes, a trio of girls who traveled to performances with Leroy. They were Connie Sue Landers, Barbara Voorhies, Sally Harrison .




    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

     

      
    Let Us Pretend                             I See The Image Of You

      
    Lonely Girl's Prayer                            I Love My Teddy Bear

      
    Take All The Kisses                       No Time For Tears

      
    Young In Your Teens





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