Teach Me Tonight

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All Music Guide - Greg Adams
The De Castro Sisters could be mistaken for one-hit wonders since they are remembered primarily for their sexy, solicitous 1954 hit, "Teach Me Tonight." The group actually charted seven singles, but "Boom Boom Boomerang" -- featuring the basso profundo vocals of voice actor and cult favorite Thurl Ravenscroft -- was the only other one to crack the Top 20. Teach Me Tonight compiles 31 Abbott and RCA Victor recordings from 1954-1958 in what would appear to be a nearly complete summary of the group's recorded output during that period, if not for the omission of a charting Christmas single on Abbott. Also omitted are two minor hits the group waxed for ABC-Paramount. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Adams
The De Castro Sisters could be mistaken for one-hit wonders since they are remembered primarily for their sexy, solicitous 1954 hit, "Teach Me Tonight." The group actually charted seven singles, but "Boom Boom Boomerang" -- featuring the basso profundo vocals of voice actor and cult favorite Thurl Ravenscroft -- was the only other one to crack the Top 20. Teach Me Tonight compiles 31 Abbott and RCA Victor recordings from 1954-1958 in what would appear to be a nearly complete summary of the group's recorded output during that period, if not for the omission of a charting Christmas single on Abbott. Also omitted are two minor hits the group waxed for ABC-Paramount. Stylistically, the De Castro Sisters were a husky-voiced vocal trio patterned after the Andrews Sisters, with a similar variety of romantic ballads and novelties in their songbook. Toward the late '50s, the group experimented with that era's equivalent of bubblegum music -- bouncy, fluffy pop
ock loaded with nonsense words. Some of these songs are good harmless fun, such as "Biddle-Dee Bop" and "What a Relief Hoop Ah Hoop Ah, Bah Dah Dah," but may not be to the liking of listeners hoping for romantic harmonies along the lines of "Teach Me Tonight." The repertoire is uneven, but little surprises await collectors, from a very early Rod McKuen composition "Flowers on the Hillside" to a pair of previously unreleased recordings. For those whose interest in the De Castro Sisters extends beyond their one big hit, Teach Me Tonight is an excellent-sounding and comprehensive anthology that shows the full range of their abilities.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/14/1999
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127163813
  • Catalog Number: 16381
  • Sales rank: 98,236

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The De Castro Sisters Primary Artist
Maynard Ferguson Trumpet
Dave Pell Saxophone
Harry Reser Banjo
Babe Russin Saxophone
George Van Eps Guitar
Jack Marshall Guitar
Frank deVol Leader
Marty Gold Leader
Felix Slatkin Violin
Moe Wechsler Piano
Robert Byrne Trombone
Victor Arno Viola
Israel Baker Violin
Frank Beach Trumpet
Joseph Bennett Trombone
Sandy Block Bass
Red Callender Bass
Conrad Gozzo Trumpet
Irving Cottler Drums
Jack Dumont Saxophone
Panama Francis Drums
Jacques Gasselin Violin
Milt Holland Drums
Howard Roberts Guitar
Jules Jacobs Saxophone
Nathan Kaproff Violin
Harry Klee Saxophone
Phil Kraus Drums
Edgar Lustgarten Cello
Virginia Majewski Viola
Sam Marowitz Saxophone
Thomas Mitchell Trombone
Erno Neufeld Violin
Charlie O'Kane Saxophone
Uan Rasey Trumpet
Thurl Ravenscroft Bass (Vocal)
Joe Reisman Leader
Abraham Richman Saxophone
Mischa Russell Violin
Marshall Sosson Violin
David Sterkin Viola
Alvin Stoller Drums
Robert Sushel Violin
Milton Thomas Viola
Chauncey Welsch Trombone
Eleanor Slatkin Cello
Murray Kellner Violin
Eudice Shapiro Violin
Stanley Webb Saxophone
Clyde Brown Trombone
Allen Hanlon Guitar
Lois Winter Choir, Chorus
Lillian Clark Choir, Chorus
Arthur Gleghorn Flute
William Miller Violin
Babette de Castro Vocals
Cherie de Castro Vocals
Peggy DeCastro Vocals
Arthur Shapiro Bass
Artie Malvin Choir, Chorus
Jerry Duane Choir, Chorus
Denizel Gail Laughton Harp
Vincent Longo Drums
Eugene Lowell Choir, Chorus
Philip Memoli Oboe
Sebastian Mure Guitar
Jerry Pacher Choir, Chorus
Robert Haggart Bass
James Maxwell Trumpet
Bill Marine Choir, Chorus
Audrey Marsh Choir, Chorus
Robert Harter Choir, Chorus
Walter P. "Pete" Candoli Trumpet
Simon H. Si Zentner Trombone
Milton W. Raskin Piano
Francis L. "Joe" Howard Trombone
Jerome A. Kasper Saxophone
Milton G. Bernhart Trombone
Robert F. Bain Guitar
Edward "Eddie Kusby" Kuczborski Trombone
Theodore M. "Ted" Nash Clarinet, Saxophone
Trefoni "Tony" Rizzi Guitar
Lloyd "Skip" Martin Leader
Arthur Marotti Drums
Keith Booth Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Joe Carlton Producer
Todd Everett Liner Notes
R.H. Peirce Producer
Alan Eichler Illustrations
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Producer
Fabor Robison Producer
Achim Elsner Mastering
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