Teach Me Tonight Import
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So why, you ask, only three stars? Because, in a collection of 31 songs by a group whose CDs are as rare as palms in Antarctica, they include just four of their seven charted singles. That is anathema to any completist collector. Which is what I am.
As indicated by the title, their first, and biggest, hit is here as is its flipside. In late 1954 Teach Me Tonight b/w It's Love [tracks 7 and 1] began its climb to # 2 and a 20-week stay on the charts. Nothing else would even come close.
Their next hit came in May 1955 when the novelty tune, Boom Boom Boomerang [with bass voice by Thurl Ravenscroft] peaked at # 17 Billboard Pop Top 100 b/w Let Your Love Walk In [tracks 2 and 11]. That December their version of Too Late Now, from the film Royal Wedding, only reached # 66 b/w Give Me Time [tracks 9 and 8], while a Christmas release, Snowbound For Christmas, made it to # 84 b/w Christmas Is A-Comin'. Neither side is included in this set. On all of the above Abbott recordings the Skip Martin Orchestra provided backing.
In 1956 they moved over to RCA Victor, but only one hit emerged - I'm Yours - which, with Joe Reisman's Orchestra, settled at # 74 in October b/w Don't Call Me Sweetie [tracks 18 and 21]. After being shut out in 1957, they barely made the Top 100 in 1958 when Who Are They To Say?Read more ›
There are many wonderful songs on this album even if they didn't hit number one on the charts. The album starts with the three sisters singing "It's Love" along with a big musical arrangement that works wonders for the number. "Boom Boom Boomerang" is a energetic song with great harmonizing; and I also enjoy "To Say You're Mine" with that terrific arrangement; "Wedding Song" which is a classic; "If I Ever Fall in Love" which gets the royal treatment from this sister act; "I'm Bewildered" which showcases the sisters' ability to handle complex tempo and key changes like pros; the lovely "Teach Me Tonight" which has them squarely in the spotlight with beautiful music to accompany them as they sing; the memorable "Cry Baby Blues;" the dynamic "Let Your Love Walk In" and "Cuban Love Song."
"I Can't Escape from You" is very well done; and listen for "No One to Blame But You" and "Cowboys Don't Cry" which are real gems in these sisters' capable hands! "It's Yours" has backup even though The De Castro Sisters never really needed it; "I Never Meant to Hurt You" with its excellent melody; "I Hear a Melody" with some great piano work to go along with that brass as the sisters perform this faultlessly; "Don't Call Me Sweetie;" the poignant "Flowers on the Hillside" and there's also the wonderful "I Know Plenty" as well as the melancholy "Blue and Broken-Hearted.Read more ›
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I bought it especially for "Teach Me Tonight". This song takes me back many years. It really brings back fond memories.Published on November 9, 2013 by John N. Cordaway
WHEN, AS, A YOUNG MAN LISTENING TO THE HIT PARADE, RADIO OR TV, THE SISTERS WERE ALWAYS THERE. THEIR MUSIC WAS LISTENED TO BY MANY TEEN AGER'S IN LOVE. THEIR VOICES WERE UNEQUALED. Read morePublished on April 25, 2013 by orbie harris
This was a good cd to listen to the old time music. But they could have done a better job with making it sound better.