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Priscilla Paris: always in a crowd, always alone - The Audiophile Man
Title: Love, Priscilla: Her 1960s Solo Recordings Label: Ace A former member of the Paris Sisters vocal trio (also featuring Albeth and Sherrell), Priscilla was the lead vocalist for the girl group hit, I Love How You Love Me, released in 1961 and produced by Phil Spector. Pushed unceasingly by their mother, in classic ‘mother lives through her daughter’s success vicariously’. the group were spotted while sharing the same stage with the Andrews Sisters by an MCA staffer. A Decca contract didn’t help the group at all, though, maintaining an old fashioned style while rock’n’roll raged around them. Ending up on Lester Sill’s Gregmark label, he brought in Spector who insisted that Priscilla be the voice of the group and that the delivery should be reduced to a restricted husky effect. Spector would soon fall in love with Pricilla and then propose marriage but Priscilla – probably saving herself a lot of grief later on – rejected him. I Love How You Love Me was the trio’s second single and that hit No.5. A split occurred soon after when Sill was hit by money problems. The trio ended up working with Jack Nitzsche and Jimmy Bowen on Reprise, releasing 1967’s …