Monday, April 30, 2012

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-The Paris Sisters

Artist:The Paris Sisters
Song:I Love How You Love Me
Album:The Complete Phil Spector Sessions

The Paris Sisters had been around for almost a decade before they were paired with producer Phil spector for the 1961 top five hit I Love How You Love Me. They never had another big hit but of course Spector had a lot of success as a producer. Albeth, Sherrell and Priscilla Paris were from San Francisco and their mom, a former opera singer, started them performing at an early age. After meeting The Andrews Sisters backstage at a 1954 show, The Paris Sisters were signed to Decca. Of course that was The Andrews Sisters label and Decca made the mistake of having The Paris Sisters sound too much like their idols. And at the time music was changing anyway and traditional pop sounds weren't popular anymore. So The Paris Sisters recorded a few singles for Decca and Imperial and were dropped in 1957. They continued to perform until Lester Sill started Gregmark Records in 1961. He signed The Paris Sisters and assigned them to Phil Spector who had a hit with To Know Him Is To Love Him by The Teddy Bears. I Love How You Love Me was written by Barry Mann and Larry Kolber while both were working as staff songwriters for Don Kirshner. According to Mann, Kolber wrote the lyrics on a restaurant napkin. They wrote it for Tony Orlando but Spector convinced Kirshner that it would be a better song for a female group. He actually liked it because it was similar to To Know Him Is To Love Him. The song reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. Unfortunately, the recording session for the album disintegrated due to bickering between Sill and Spector. Supposedly the master tapes were accidently destroyed but as you can see by this CD, they survived after all. But The Paris Sisters never recovered. They recorded for MGM, Mercury and Reprise with no success. Priscilla recorded solo and moved to Europe. She continued to perform until her 2004 death. Sherrell had her own group for a while until she worked as Bob Barker's personal assistant for many years. Albeth went into TV production and public relations. They were planning a reunion concert when Priscilla died. Here's a video for I Love How You Love Me by The Paris Sisters.

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