The Duncan Sisters

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American Vaudeville duo, consisting of Vivian Duncan (1897-1986) and Rosetta Duncan (1894-1959).

Starting out as child stars in Vaudeville in 1911, the Duncan sisters became famous through their Topsy and Eva routine that they developed in 1923. In it, Rosetta, in blackface, played the African American Topsy, whereas Vivian played the blond Eva. Two songs they developed for this routine, "I Never Had a Mammy" and "Rememb'ring," became their signature tunes.

Between 1923 and 1933, The Duncan Sisters recorded almost three dozens titles for Victor. They also cut a few sides for Okeh (1927), Columbia (1931), and Decca (1935). After World War II, they recorded only sporadically, including some titles that they released on their own Duncan Disc label. They continued, however, to perform together in night clubs until Rosetta died from injuries she suffered in a car accident in 1959.
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Singles & EPs

B 1419 The Duncan Sisters - The Argentine, Portuguese And Greek / Oh, Sing-A-Loo album art The Duncan Sisters The Argentine, Portuguese And Greek / Oh, Sing-A-Loo(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B 1419 UK 1922 Sell This Version
19113 The Duncan Sisters - The Argentines, The Portuguese And The Greeks / Stick In The Mud album art The Duncan Sisters The Argentines, The Portuguese And The Greeks / Stick In The Mud(Shellac, 10") Victor 19113 US 1923 Sell This Version
19050 The Duncan Sisters - The Music Lesson / Baby Sister Blues album art The Duncan Sisters The Music Lesson / Baby Sister Blues(Shellac, 10") Victor 19050 US 1923 Sell This Version
19206 The Duncan Sisters - Rememb'ring / I Never Had A Mammy album art The Duncan Sisters Rememb'ring / I Never Had A Mammy Victor 19206 US 1924 Sell This Version
19311 The Duncan Sisters - Um-Um-Da-Da / Aunt Susie's Picnic Day album art The Duncan Sisters Um-Um-Da-Da / Aunt Susie's Picnic Day(Shellac, 10") Victor 19311 US 1924 Sell This Version
19352 The Duncan Sisters - Tom Boy Blues / Bull Frog Patrol album art The Duncan Sisters Tom Boy Blues / Bull Frog Patrol(Shellac, 10") Victor 19352 US 1924 Sell This Version
35751 The Duncan Sisters - In Sweet Onion Time (I'll Breathe My Love To You) / Vocalizing album art The Duncan Sisters In Sweet Onion Time (I'll Breathe My Love To You) / Vocalizing(Shellac, 12") Victor 35751 US 1925 Sell This Version
19527 The Duncan Sisters - Cross-Word Puzzle Blues / Mean Cicero Blues album art The Duncan Sisters Cross-Word Puzzle Blues / Mean Cicero Blues(Shellac, 10") Victor 19527 US 1925 Sell This Version
19987 The Duncan Sisters - The Kinky Kids Parade / Happy-Go-Lucky Days album art The Duncan Sisters The Kinky Kids Parade / Happy-Go-Lucky Days(Shellac, 10") Victor 19987 US 1926 Sell This Version
20963 The Duncan Sisters - Baby Feet Go Pitter Patter (Cross My Floor) / Dawning album art The Duncan Sisters Baby Feet Go Pitter Patter (Cross My Floor) / Dawning(Shellac, 10") Victor 20963 US 1927 Sell This Version
22345 The Duncan Sisters - It Must Be An Old Spanish Custom / I Got A "Code" In My "Doze" album art The Duncan Sisters It Must Be An Old Spanish Custom / I Got A "Code" In My "Doze"(Shellac, 10") Victor 22345 US 1930 Sell This Version
22269 The Duncan Sisters - I'm Following You / Hoosier Hop album art The Duncan Sisters I'm Following You / Hoosier Hop(Shellac, 10") Victor 22269 US 1930 Sell This Version
1 The Duncan Sisters - Jingle Bells / White Christmas album art The Duncan Sisters Jingle Bells / White Christmas(Shellac, 10") Duncan Disc 1 US Unknown Sell This Version
K08W-2018, K08W-2019 The Duncan Sisters - The Angel On Top Of The Xmas Tree / Twimmin De Cwismas Twee album art The Duncan Sisters The Angel On Top Of The Xmas Tree / Twimmin De Cwismas Twee(7") Duncan Disc, Duncan Disc K08W-2018, K08W-2019 US Unknown Sell This Version
K08W-2020, K08W-2021 The Duncan Sisters - Dear Sandy / Jolly Ole Fellow album art The Duncan Sisters Dear Sandy / Jolly Ole Fellow(7") Duncan Disc, Duncan Disc K08W-2020, K08W-2021 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

WINDYVAR101 The Duncan Sisters Topsy And Eva(CD, Comp, RM) Windyridge WINDYVAR101 UK 2020 Sell This Version