The Allan Sisters

The Allan Sisters

The Allan Sisters were originally from Edmonton, Alberta. Jackie had begun singing at the age of seven and was later joined by sister Coralie for shows in Alberta. Eventually the duo would move to Toronto to try and foster this talent into a career. Their debut recording in 1963 was a country single titled "Larry." The first outing by the Allan Sisters quickly found its way onto the charts. The duo later crossed over to the pop charts as well, with other tunes like the northern soul gem "I'm in With the Downtown Crowd" (featured on their album "Drummer Man").

Their debut album, "Jackie and Coralie" was released in 1969, and Tommy Hunter featured the sisters on his own CBC-TV, "The Tommy Hunter Show" as regulars. He made them fixtures for 11 years running. The sisters then toured with their own musicians across Canada until 1983, when they agreed to go their separate ways. Jackie continued to tour western Canada until she died Christmas Eve, 1985. Jackie was married to CBC-TV musical arranger Art Snider ('Country Hoedown')

Coralie established herself in a business career and joined Splendid Entertainment in 1986 with Peter Glen for the show "Hits Of The Blitz". She continued with Splendid Entertainment doing various nostalgia dinner/cabaret shows around Muskoka, Toronto and the northeast U.S. until moving to North Vancouver in 2000. Coralie was married to singer/guitarist James "Jamie" Nolan until his death in August 1987.


The Allan Sisters Discography Tracks


SC-7704 The Allan Sisters Jackie & Coralie(LP, Album) Sound Canada SC-7704 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
ALS 241 The Allan Sisters Drummer Man(LP) Paragon Records (6) ALS 241 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
The Allan Sisters In Song Arpeggio (3) Canada 1972 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ACT 107 The Allan Sisters Your Kind Of Love / Lonely World(7", Single) Red Leaf ACT 107 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
ACT 104 The Allan Sisters Remember The Face / In My Diary(7", Single) Red Leaf ACT 104 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
Op-303 The Allan Sisters Silly Jilly(7") Op.Art Op-303 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
SC120 The Allan Sisters I've Heard That Goodbye Song / Mr. Songwriter(7", Single) Snocan Studios SC120 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
BTX 310 The Allan Sisters One Way At A Time(7") Boot Records (2) BTX 310 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
ACT 102 The Allan Sisters Mr. Special(7", Single) All Canadian Talent Records ACT 102 Canada Unknown Sell This Version


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January 19, 2017
I have a 45 on Red Leaf. Remember the face/ In my diary. It has the legend Recorded in England for Act records on the label, and they do sound remarkably British.
Record no is Act 104.

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