Monday, June 20, 2011

"Teach Me Tonight" by The DeCastro Sisters.

OK, back to the 50's: The biggest hit (#2) for this Cuban-American female vocal trio came in '54 with a romantic jazz ballad penned by Gene DePaul and Sammy Cahn. Influenced by The Andrews Sisters, protegees of Carmen Miranda and accompanied by Skip Martin's Orchestra. The singer asks a lover for lessons in "affection". Killer version by Al Jarreau (#70) in '81. Trio? Song?

Yesterday's answer: "A Teenager In Love" by Dion and The Belmonts. Doo-wop at its best. Performed by Simon and Garfunkel during their last concert together at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Queens in 1970.

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