Trio US originaire de San Francisco (Californie) et composť de Albeth, Priscilla et Sherell Paris.

The Paris Sisters bridged the gap separating the traditional vocal pop of the post-World War II era from the equally generation-defining girl group sound that emerged in the wake of rock & roll. By the 1961 release of their Phil Spector-produced breakthrough "I Love How You Love Me," the siblings were already longtime veterans of the music business. Albeth (the oldest), Sherrell (the middle child), and Priscilla Paris (the baby) were born and raised in San Francisco. Their mother, Faye, was the quintessential stage parent, a former opera singer who continued her career vicariously through her children. The Paris Sisters got their start singing and dancing at local Air Force showcases, and circa 1953 they made their recorded debut with a pair of singles for the tiny Cavalier label: "The Bully, Bully Man" (a tie-in with local radio personality Red Blanchard) and the seasonal effort "Christmas in My Home Town." In 1954, their mother engineered a backstage visit during an Andrews Sisters performance at the Warfield Theater, and the trio was so impressed by the Paris siblings' uncanny imitations of their hits that they were invited on-stage for encore performances of the canteen classics "Rum and Coca Cola" and "Beer Barrel Polka." An MCA Records executive in the audience signed the Paris Sisters to the label's Decca imprint immediately thereafter, and the single "Ooh La La" appeared by year's end.
Despite the snowballing popularity of rock & roll, the Paris Sisters' early Decca efforts adhered to the increasingly old-fashioned vocal harmony approach popularized by the Andrews Sisters and the McGuire Sisters. As a result, singles like 1955's "Huckleberry Pie," "Give Me a Band and My Baby" (a collaboration with crooner Bing Crosby's son Gary), and "Truly" earned little notice from radio programmers. Although their records fared poorly, the Paris Sisters toured relentlessly, appearing at county fairs, USO showcases, and even in Las Vegas, casino performances made possible with the aid of falsified birth certificates, makeup, and padded bras. After their seventh Decca single, 1956's "Daughter, Daughter," the label terminated the Paris Sisters' contract, and the siblings signed with Imperial to release 1957's "Old Enough to Cry," quickly followed by "My Original Love." Imperial opted to cut its losses then and there, and the Paris girls did not make another record for four years. When they finally resurfaced on Lester Sill's fledgling Gregmark label in 1961, the impresario insisted on a top-to-bottom overhaul of their approach, tapping up-and-coming producer Phil Spector to shepherd the transformation. Spector relegated Albeth and Sherrell to the background, and while he turned the spotlight on Priscilla, he insisted she dial back her powerful voice to a dusky whisper.
While the Paris Sisters' Gregmark debut, "Be My Boy," earned little notice, the follow-up, "I Love How You Love Me," cracked the U.S. Top Five, galvanized by Priscilla's intimate lead turn and Spector's atypically restrained production. After the 1962 singles "He Knows I Love Him Too Much" and "What Am I to Do" also generated positive response at radio and retail, Spector began work on a Paris Sisters LP, but as production costs began to skyrocket, Sill attempted to exert control of the project. Their skirmish ended disastrously when, according to Sill, one of his assistants accidentally discarded the master tapes, although rumors persist of a far more nefarious outcome. Either way the Paris Sisters suffered the most damage, and while their relationship with Sill disintegrated under the threat of litigation, the siblings did not make another record until 1964, signing with MGM to cut a cover of the Bobby Darin smash "Dream Lover" overseen by Spector's erstwhile arranger Jack Nitzsche. After a pair of singles for Mercury, "When I Fall in Love" and "Always Waitin'," the Paris Sisters recorded the 1966 Unifilms LP Sing from "The Glass House", a soundtrack LP to a failed television series. That same year they signed to Reprise, which paired them with Nitzsche and production partner Jimmy Bowen -- though a commercial failure, the Paris Sisters' 1967 Reprise LP Everything Under the Sun!!! remains an unsung classic of the waning girl group era, featuring several original songs written by Priscilla herself.
Not surprisingly, Priscilla released her debut solo single, "He Noticed Me," on the York label shortly after Everything Under the Sun!!! belly-flopped. The solo LP Priscilla Sings Herself soon followed, and she closed out 1967 with Priscilla Sings Billy, a tribute to jazz immortal Billie Holiday. The Paris Sisters reunited the following year to release "Stark Naked Clown" on the GNP Crescendo imprint. "Golden Days," a 1968 one-off for Capitol, proved to be the siblings' swan song. While Albeth gradually moved behind the scenes into television production and public relations work, Sherrell formed her own group, Sherrell Paris & the Now People, touring nightclubs for several years before joining the staff of Mark Goodman-Bill Todman Productions and spending more than two decades as the personal assistant of The Price Is Right host Bob Barker. Priscilla eventually relocated to London before settling in Paris, France, where she lived for a quarter century. After a 1978 solo LP, Love Is..., she suffered an accident resulting in partial facial paralysis, effectively ending her music career for a number of years. By the 1990s Priscilla was again playing the occasional Parisian club date, and in the spring of 2002 she returned to the U.S. for a proposed Paris Sisters reunion concert. Sadly, the show was aborted after the 18-hour flight left her too exhausted to perform. Priscilla died on March 5, 2004, from injuries suffered in a fall at her home. She was 59.

http://www.history-of-rock.com/paris_sisters.htm

Style musical : Girl Group, Pop, Brill Building Pop

https://youtu.be/l-ZE_V2c4D8

Huckleberry Pie (1955)

DAUGHTER! DAUGHTER! (1956)

ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT (1961)

DREAM LOVER (1964)

ONCE UPON A TIME (1964)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

1953 78 t. & SP CAVALIER 828 (US) .

The Bully Bully Man /  Zorch Boogie

1953 78 t. & SP CAVALIER 829 (US) .

Christmas In My Home Town / The Man With The Mistletoe Moustache

12/1954 78t. DECCA 29372 (US) . Ooh La La / Whose Arms Are You Missing
12/1954 SP DECCA 9-29372 (US) .

Ooh La La / Whose Arms Are You Missing

04/1955 78t. DECCA 29488 (US) . Huckleberry Pie / Baby, Honey, Baby
04/1955 SP DECCA 9-29488 (US) .

Huckleberry Pie / Baby, Honey, Baby

06/1955 78t. DECCA 29527 (US) . Gary CROSBY & The PARIS SISTERS - Truly Do / His And Hers
06/1955 SP DECCA 9-29527 (US) . Gary CROSBY & The PARIS SISTERS - Truly Do / His And Hers
1955 78t. DECCA 29574 (US) . I Wanna / The Know How
1955 SP DECCA 9-29574 (US) .

I Wanna / The Know How

11/1955 78t. DECCA 29744 (US) . Oh Yes, You Do / Lover Boy
11/1955 SP DECCA 9-29744 (US) . Oh Yes, You Do / Lover Boy
04/1956 78t. DECCA 29891 (US) . I Love You Dear (Year-Round Love) / Mistaken
04/1956 SP DECCA 9-29891 (US) .

I Love You Dear (Year-Round Love) / Mistaken

06/1956 78t. DECCA 29970 (US) . So Much-So Very Much / Daughter! Daughter!
06/1956 SP DECCA 9-29970 (US) .

So Much-So Very Much / Daughter! Daughter!

09/1957 78 t. IMPERIAL X 5465 (US) . Tell Me More (Don't Stop, Don't Stop) / Old Enough To Cry
09/1957 SP IMPERIAL X 5465 (US) .

Tell Me More (Don't Stop, Don't Stop) / Old Enough To Cry

11/1957 78 t. IMPERIAL X 5487 (US) . Someday / My Original Love
11/1957 SP IMPERIAL X 5487 (US) . Someday / My Original Love
02/1958 SP DECCA 9-30554 (US) .

Mind Reader / Don't Tell Anybody

03/1961 SP GREGMARK 2 (US) . Be My Boy / I'll Be Crying Tomorrow
08/1961 SP GREGMARK 6 (US) All Through The Night / I Love How You Love Me
1961 EP TOP RANK 20011 M (F)

All Through The Night / I Love How You Love Me / Be My Boy / I'll Be Crying Tomorrow

01/1962 SP GREGMARK 10 (US) . A Lonely Girls Prayer / He Knows O Love Jim Too Much
03/1962 SP TOP RANK JET-1042 (JAP) I Love How You Love Me / I'll Be Crying Tomorrow
04/1962 SP GREGMARK 12 (US) . Let Me Be The One / What Am I To Do
07/1962 SP GREGMARK 13 (US) .

I Love You / Once Upon A While Ago

05/1964 SP MGM K 13236 (US) Dream Lover / Lonely Girl
08/1964 SP MERCURY 72320 (US) Once Upon A Time / When I Fall In Love
08/1965 SP MERCURY 72468 (US) . Always Waitin' / Why Do I Take It From You
02/1966 SP REPRISE 0440 (US) .

Sincerely / Too Good To Be True

05/1966 SP REPRISE 0472 (US) .

Iím Me / You

08/1966 SP REPRISE 0511 (US) .

My Good Friend / Itís My Party

01/1967 SP REPRISE 0548 (US) . Long After Tonight Is All Over / Some Of Your Lovin'
01/1968 SP CAPITOL 2081 (US) .

Greener Days / Golden Days

08/1968 SP GNP CRESCENDO GNP 140 (US) .

The Ugliest Girl In Town / Stand Naked Clown

1968 SP ERIC 101 (US) . I Love How You Love Me / He Knows I Love Him Too Much
1985 SP Original Sound Oldies But Goodies OBG 4547 (US) . I Love How You Love Me (Paris Sisters) / From A Jack To A King (Ned MILLER)
19?? SP COLLECTABLES COL 1297 (US) . I Love How You Love Me  / All Through The Night











Albums

1966 LP 12" UNIFILMS 505 (US) THE PARIS SISTERS SING FROM "THE GLASS HOUSE" - Can't Help Falling In Love / Together / The Best Part Of It Is / You Went Your Way / Your Own Glass House / Yesterday / How Can You Know My Love / Help Me / Our Own Way
1967 LP 12" REPRISE R-6259 (mono) / RS-6259 (stereo) (US) THE PARIS SISTERS SING EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN!!! - My Good Friend / Sincerely / See That Boy / You / Long After Tonight Is All Over / Some Of Your Lovin' / Too Good To Be True / I'm Me / It's My Party / Born To Be With You
1969 LP 12" SIDEWALK T 5906 (US) GOLDEN HITS OF THE PARIS SISTERS - I Love How You Love Me / I Don't Even Care / Won't You Help Me / I Came A Long Way To Nowhere / Can't Help Falling In Love / Be My Boy / I Don't Give A Darn / Together / Yesterday / He Knows I Love Him Too Much
1992 CD A-Side AZ-8001(JAP)

THE PARIS SISTERS Sing their Favorites - Be My Boy / I Love How You Love Me / All Through The Night / He Knows I Love Him Too Much / A Lonely Girl's Prayer / Let Me Be The One / What Am I To Do / Dream Lover / My Good Friend / Sincerely / See That Boy / You / Long After Tonight Is All Over / Some Of Your Lovin' / Too Good To Be True / I'm Me / It's My Party / Born To Be With You / Daughter Daughter / I Love How You Love Me [Sidewalk version]

199? CD Teenage 613 (DK)

I Love How You Love Me - I Love How You Love Me / Be My Boy / He Knows I Love Him Too Much / Dream Lover / I'll Be Crying Tomorrow / All Through The Night / Once Upon A Time / Yes, I Love You / A Lonely Girl's Prayer / What Am I To Do / Let Me Be The One / Lonely Girl / My Good Friend / Sincerely / See That Boy / You / Long After Tonight Is Over / Some Of Your Lovin' / Too Good To Be True / It's Me / It's My Party / Born To Be With You / Always Waiting / Daughter, Daughter / Why Do I Take It From You / He Noticed Me [Priscilla Paris solo] / Help Me / Huckleberry Pie / Baby Honey Baby / Be My Boy (stereo) / I Love How You Love Me (stereo)

07/2004 CD ERIC 11523 (US) THE PARIS SISTERS SING EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN!!! - My Good Friend / Sincerely / See That Boy / You / Long After Tonight Is All Over / Some Of Your Lovin' / Too Good To Be True / I'm Me / It's My Party / Born To Be With You
07/2004 CD CURB D2-78861 (US) THE BEST OF THE PARIS SISTERS - I Love How You Love Me / I Don't Even Care / Won't You Help Me / I Came A Long Way To Nowhere / Can't Help Falling In Love / Be My Boy / I Don't Give A Darn / Together / Yesterday / He Knows I Love Him Too Much / Always Waitin'
10/2006 CD VARESE SARABANDE 302 066757-2 (US) THE COMPLETE PHIL SPECTOR SESSIONS - Be My Boy / I'll Be Crying Tomorrow / I Love How You Love Me / All Through The Night / He Knows I Love Him Too Much / A Lonely Girl's Prayer / Let Me Be The One / What Am I To Do? / Yes -- I Love You / Once Upon A While Ago / I Love How You Love Me [version]
2009 CD MrFiveMusic ? (US)

HE PARIS SISTERS Anthology - My Good Friend / Long After Tonight Is All Over / Too Good To Be True / You / I Love How You Love Me / All Through The Night / Be My Boy / He Knows I Love Him Too Much / A Lonely Girlís Prayer /  Let Me Be The One / What Am I To Do / Dream Lover / Sincerely / See That Boy / Some Of Your Lovin' / I'm Me / It's My Party / Born To Be With You / Daughter, Daughter / I Love How You Love Me (fast version) / He Noticed Me [Priscilla Paris solo] / Help Me / Always Waiting / Why Do I Take It From You / Lonely Girl / Huckleberry Pie / Baby, Honey Baby

02/2016 CD ACE CDTOP 1465 (UK) Always Heavenly - THE PARIS SISTERS ANTHOLOGY - I Love How You Love Me / When I'm Alone With You / Lonely Girl / Be My Boy / My Good Friend / Baby That's Me / Once Upon A Time / I Came A Long Way To Nowhere / What Am I To Do / Play It One More Time / Always Waitin' / He Knows I Love Him Too Much / I'm Me / Together / See That Boy / Greener Days / Dream Lover / Why Do I Take It From You / Won't You Help Me / Long After Tonight Is All Over / Stand Naked Clown / Then Came Love / You / Once Upon A While Ago / Diet Rite Commercial

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