• The Shepherd Sisters (Middletown, OH)
    (By Hans-Joachim)



    Personnel :

    Martha Shepherd

    Gayle Shepherd

    Judy Shepherd

    Mary Lou Shepherd 

    Discography :

    The Shepherd Sisters
    1954 - Love's Not A Dream / I'll Be There (Benida 5034)
    1956 - Gone With The Wind / Rock 'N Roll Cha Cha Cha (Melba 100)
    1957 - I Walked Beside The Sea / Remember That Crazy Rock 'N Roll Tune (Melba 108)
    1957 - Alone (Why Must I Be Alone) / Congratulations To Someone (Lance T-125)
    1957 - Just Multiply / You're In love (Mercury Master)
    1957 - The Best Thing There Is / Getting' Ready For Freddy (Mercury 71244)
    1958 - Eatin' Pizza / A Boy And Girl (Mercury 71306)
    1958 - Is It A Crime / Dancin' Baby (Mercury 71350)   
    1959 - Heart And Soul / (it's No) Sin (MGM K12766/58)
    1959 - Here Comes Heaven Again / I Think It's Time (Warwick 511)
    1960 - Alone / Rocky  (Warwick 530)
    1960 - Yea Yea Dixie / How Softly A Heart Beats  (Warwick 548)
    1961 - Schoen-a, Schoen-a / Hapsburg Serenade (Big Top 3066)
    1961 - Deeply / I'm Still Dancin' (United Artists 350)
    1962 - Lolita Ya-Ya / Marvin (United Artists 456)
    1963 - Don't Mention My Name / What Makes Little Girls Cry (Atlantic 45-2176)
    1963 - Talk Is Cheap / The Greatest Lover (Atlantic 45-2195)
    1964 - Finders Keepers / I've Got A Secret (20th CF468)

    Peter Marshall & The Shepherd Sisters
    1956 - My Lovely Love / Nice And Cozy (Peter Marshall & The Deputees)  (Melba 103)


    The Shepherd Sisters were a female vocal group from the mid-'50s featuring four real life sisters, Martha, Gayle, Judy, and Mary Lou Shepherd, who enjoyed one brief taste of chart success when their signature song, "Alone (Why Must I Be Alone)," hit the Top 20 in 1957.

    Originally from the town of Middletown, OH, they had appeared on the TV shows Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts and Dick Clark's American Bandstand.


    Initially performing as a trio with Martha, Gayle, and Mary Lou, they later added sister Judy to their line-up. Record producer and Lance label owner Morty Craft introduced them to the song "Alone (Why Must I Be Alone)" and they found themselves in the charts alongside competing versions by Petula Clark, The Southlanders, and the Kaye Sisters.


    It was their only chart entry both in the U.K. and the U.S. He also introduced them to the DJ Alan Freed and they toured with his America's Greatest Teenage Recording Stars;

    the sisters later concentrated on cabaret work rather than recording.
    Sharon Mawer, All Music Guide

    Videos :

    Alone (Why Must I Be Alone)

    Songs :

    Alone (Why Must I Be Alone)           Congratulations To Someone

    Don't Mention My Name                 What Makes Little Girls Cry







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