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The Sinclair Sisters

About the Group

About The Group

The three teenage Sinclair Sisters were the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sinclair in Ft. Worth, Texas. They were attending Paschal High School then. Judy was 15 years old, Mary was the younger of the three, while Ann was 17 years old. The trio started performing in the Ft. Worth area around 1954.

Judy played the accordion, an instrument she started learning when she was nine years old, and sang on the trio numbers. Mary played the bass and sang soprano. Ann played guitar and also sang soprano.

The girls had a six month run of appearances over WBAP's Saturday night show, "All Star Country Road Show" that was on from 7:00pm to midnight. That show originated from the North Side Coliseum in Ft. Worth.

Their personal appearances included the Variety Show at the Southwestern Fat Stock Show in Ft. Worth in 1954. This lead to other radio and television appearances in the Ft. Worth, McKinney and other surrounding Texas cities.

In 1956, they were regular members of the All Star Jamboree show airing over KCUL in Ft. Worth every Friday night from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. That show was emceed by MGM recording star, Norman Perry and Imperial recording star, Tommy Thomas.

The article concluded in 1956 that the sisters had just completed their first recording session, but no mention of the tunes or label was made.

Credits and Sources

  • Cowboy Songs No. 45; March 1956; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT