[78-L] Three Sisters Question

Kristjan Saag saag at telia.com.invalid
Sun Nov 29 07:48:06 PST 2015

Marie, Mary and Molly.
These three girls sang with Henry Hall from January 1936 until summer 
1937, when Molly & Marie formed a duo with that name and Mary Ashworth 
reformed The Three Sisters with two members of The Rhythm Sisters (Kay 
Munro Smith and Mavis Edwards) who had been working with Sam Browne and 
The break-up probably had to do with Henry Hall terminating his job with 
the BBC Dance Orchestra and going on tour for nearly two years.
Mary Ashworth also recorded two titles in a duo with Stan Bowsher during 
the Hall period.
Neither Mary Ashworth or Molly & Marie or The Three Sisters appear in  
Rust/ Forbes "British Dance Bands On Record" after April 1937.
Whether they were real sisters or not remains a mystery - they seemed to 
have avoided using their surnames. Even Peter Cliffe, author of the 
extremely well researched "Fascinating Rhythm" (a book about British 
dance music from the 1920's and 30's, only know them from their first 
See this clip from Dance Band Diary, August 1937:

Here's a youtube "video" with Henry Hall and the sisters - with a few 
photos of them.

On 2015-11-29 14:03, Ray Kilcoyne wrote:
> I can't seem to find much about the Three Sisters who sang with Henry 
> Hall. Were they sisters? If so, do we know their names? RayK 
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