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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Yes Indeed! - The DeJohn Sisters

Yes Indeed!
The DeJohn Sisters
Don Costa And His Orchestra
Arrangements by Don Costa, O. B. Masingill & Johnny Mandel
Cover Design: Bacon-Bracken-Lewine
United Artists Record, Inc.
UAL 3103

From the back cover: One of the most delightful vocal teams to appear on the entertainment scene are the DeJohn Sisters, Julie and Dux. Yes Indeed offers an opportunity to hear all of the excitement that has captivated audiences everywhere.

The first time the talented girls caught our attention was when they bounced into the national record spotlight a short while back with their effervescent version of "No More". Since then, their hight successful career, capped by a dazzling display on the Ed Sullivan show, has made entertainment history.

A quick look into the girls' bio files reveals that they were not talents of the "happened overnight" variety. Their success story began way back at the age of three when they performed on a children's show in their home town, Chester, Pa. Dux, later on, engaged in a host of activities that included high school dramatics and choral work and upon graduation, received the "most talented student" award. Julie, meanwhile, sang at dances and parties with local bands.

Together they sang a at pop concerts in the park, local church choir and weddings and earned a 13-week stint on a local radio station. A recording contract and night club engagements followed and the girls were ready to move onto the national scene.

Until now the DeJohn Sisters have for the most part given their expert and engaging vocal talents to currently popular songs. Here in a somewhat different setting, they prove they are equally at home with songs in the spiritual idiom. Their bright and bouncy style suits the material at hand so well, the album has a "made-for-each-other" sound. The fresh and modern day arrangements of Messrs. Don Costa, O.B. Masingill and Johnny Mandel add the spice that keeps everything shining from "Yes Indeed" through "Study War No More" (also known as "Down By The Riverside"). Listen, and let the spirit of the music move you. – Ira Howard

Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
Ain't Gonna Study War No More
Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho
Deep River
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
The Lonesome Road
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
Get On Board
Heaven, Heaven

1 comment:

  1. Super share, do you have any more tracks from this rare album?


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