The Gayden Sisters (Chicago)


    Personnel :

    Lujuana Gayden (First Soprano)

    Lucretia Gayden (Alto)

    Ragina Gayden (Second Soprano)


    Discography :

    1956 - How Can You Not Believe / Honestly Honestly (Bally 1003)


    Biography :

    The Gayden Sisters, a south side trio from Chicago made a casual appearance on a Dave Garroway’s TV program from Olivet Baptist church. Following the show, they were deluged with telegrams, letter, and telephone calls- one was a hurried call to appear on Arthur Godfrey's CBS- TV show.

    After their appearance on Arthur Godfrey's CBS- TV show, agents, recording companies and producers are trying to place the girls under contract. January 28 1956, the new Bally label signed its second recording act—. Bally Records was an independent record label formed in Chicago in December, 1955. It was active during 1956 and 1957. It was a subsidiary of Bally Manufacturing Company and was headquartered at 203 N. Wabash Avenue in Chicago.

    The Gayden sisters, Lujuana,19; Ragina, 17 and Lucretia 15, had no serious plans for singing careers. Lujuana was married, Ragina, a graduate of Morgan Park High School, is a freshman at Roosevelt university. Lucretia, is attending Morgan Park and plans to enter college.

    Lujuana  began singing when she was 14. When Ragina reached her 13th birthday, they formed a duet, and when Lucretia became 10, they started the Trio. The Trio’s first TV appearance was made about a year ago on the Sachs Amateur hour. The girls sang mainly for small south side socials. With a repertorie made up of spirituals, they also sang at church services.

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