Pour Some Sugar on It: "Sugartime" The McGuire Sisters (1958)

@JohnRoberts (64926)
Los Angeles, California
December 31, 2016 8:59am CST
Very few of you are going to recognize this song unless of a certain generation but trust me that “Sugartime” was a huge hit in its day. The McGuire Sisters were Phyllis (lead singer), Dorothy and Christine and they were the next big girl group following the Andrews Sisters of the 40s. The sisters were pretty much big band pop style gown wearing singers standing in front of a microphone act. That seemed old fashioned already in the 50s. Yet, the McGuire Sisters were a major act scoring two monster #1 hits in the post rock and roll Elvis era. There was “Sincerely” then their signature “Sugartime.” After record sales waned, the sisters remained top Vegas performers and popular variety TV show guests during the 60s. There was a TV movie about them titled appropriately “Sugartime.”
The McGuire Sisters - Sugartime
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@FourWalls (15758)
• United States
31 Dec 16
This may or may not surprise you, but the McGuires weren't the first recording of that song I heard. (Yeah, I know....)
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@teamfreak16 (42038)
• Denver, Colorado
31 Dec 16
I've heard them, when I was young. I couldn't name any of their songs, though.
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@hostessman (10158)
• Tucson, Arizona
31 Dec 16
oh yes i remember the song and the McGuire Sister very well, somewhere we have some records of them
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
31 Dec 16
I remember them but I was very very young. I am so pleased that bands moved on and that style did not continue to be popular. Happy New Year!
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@garymarsh6 (14501)
• United Kingdom
1 Jan 17
Excuse my ignorance but I have not heard of them. It was before my time. I do like the harmonies though!
@silvermist (20114)
• India
1 Jan 17
@JohnRoberts I have never heard this song(though I fall in the generation referred).May be because I am from a different place.Happy New Year.
@LeaPea2417 (22370)
• Toccoa, Georgia
31 Dec 16
I have not heard of the song.