Teach Me Tonight

Teach Me Tonight

by The De Castro Sisters
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/14/1999
Label:
Bear Family
UPC:
4000127163813
catalogNumber:
16381
Rank:
105517

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Tracks

  1. It's Love
  2. Boom Boom Boomerang
  3. To Say You're Mine
  4. The Wedding Song
  5. If I Ever Fall in Love
  6. I'm Bewildered
  7. Teach Me Tonight
  8. Give Me Time
  9. Too Late Now
  10. Cry Baby Blues
  11. Let Your Love Walk In
  12. Cuckoo in the Clock
  13. Cuban Love Song
  14. I Can't Escape from You
  15. Rockin' and Rollin' in Hawaii
  16. No One to Blame But You
  17. Cowboys Don't Cry
  18. It's Yours
  19. I Never Meant to Hurt You
  20. I Hear a Melody
  21. Don't Call Me Sweetie
  22. Flowers on the Hillside
  23. I Know Plenty
  24. Blue and Broken-Hearted
  25. Where Have You Been My Love
  26. That Little Word Called Love
  27. Old Timer's Tune
  28. Biddle-Dee Bop
  29. What a Relief (Hoop Ah Hoop Ah, Bah Dah Dah)
  30. You Take Care of Me (I'll Take Care of You)
  31. My Sweetheart Left Me Behind

Album Credits

Performance Credits

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

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