Who was/is The LaDell Sisters ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more

Appearing on ‘The Grand Ole Opry’ was every country singer’s dream, but The La Dell Sisters actually formed backstage in 1955. They had an in: Inez Haynes’ husband was steel guitarist Walter Haynes, and Helen Chance was married to bassist Floyd ‘Lightnin’ Chance (they’d previously been members of The La Croix Sisters). Delores Pinson had sung with The Dinning Sisters (no one in the group was named La Dell). The lovely trio had an all-too-brief recording career: three Mercury singles cut over the course of two sessions that all saw release in 1956. Hasta Luego b/w Say It Again was their debut platter at the start of the year.

Lightnin’ wrote the jumping Rockin’ Robert for The La Dells’ Mercury encore outing, complete with a wild two-chorus guitar break (the flip was a remake of Marty Robbins’ You Don’t Owe Me A Thing). The La Dells bowed out that fall with a harmonic reading of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant’s Don’t Wait For Tomorrow, twinned with the immortal Frankie’s Out On Parole. The trio guested on the TV shows ‘Stars of The Grand Ole Opry’ and ‘Country Style U.S.A.’ during their brief existence and performed a high-stepping Wang Dang Doo in the 1958 film musical ‘Country Music Holiday’ as stars Ferlin Husky and June Carter looked on.


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