The Davenport Sisters
(L to R) Norma, Toni, Sylvia and Florence
The Davenport Sisters (Monongahela, PA)
1962 - You've Got Me Crying Again / Hoy, Hoy (Tri-Phi 1008)
1963 - I Was Teasin' / Our Summer Vacation Is Over (Vida 0109)
Seven years ago, in 1955, the Davenport Sisters started singing for banquets, church affairs, private parties and eventually at a few night clubs. During this time, the girls sang on the Jan Andre Show and various radio stations in Pittsburgh and the Monongahela Valley. In the fall of 1955, Al Noble, MC for Wilken's Amateur Hour made it possible for the Monongahela singers to make a guest appearance on TV, after winning a weekly contest. Public appearances were made in Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania with the Moonglows.
The sisters then added to their talent with a six-months training course in modern jazz, tap and professional cha cha at the Cicci School of Dancing. In addition, the Sisters acquired the assistance of the noted Duncan Noble, choreographer for the Civic Light Opera, in preparing a professional act for night club engagements. Tri-Phi Recording Company of Detroit, Mich. was the brain child of Gwen Gordy (sister of Motown-man Berry Gordy) and Harvey Fuqua. The Label released their first single entitled, "You've Got crying again" written by Florence Davenport & Harvey Fuqua… In 1963, The Girls Recorded one other single "I Was Teasin" b/w "Our Summer Vacation Is Over" on Vida 109.
(updated by Hans-Joachim)
(Updated by Andrew Bohan)
You've Got Me Crying Again Hoy, Hoy
I was Teasin'
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