Advertisment for Julia and Ruth Paull ( sic)
I'm convinced that the Paull Sisters were involved in more Durium recordings. Mind that the Phil Spitalny band, or the anonymous Durium Orchestras were just studio bands directed by Phil Spitalny or Bert Hirsch.
This small cardboard record made by Durium was released in December 1931. The vocal group, singing Silent Night, could well be The Paull Sisters.
Advertisment for a concert on the 6th of May, 1931.
What a great (almost forgotten style of) music !!
Around the same period they performed with the Paul Whiteman orchestra, labeled in the advertisement showed as Court Harmonizers, but I didn't found any records or transcriptions made with this famous band.
The Paull Sisters ( 1935) ( photo courtesy: Judye Talbot)
They must have performed on several radio shows with Paul Whiteman, but up to now I didn't found names of shows in which they participated; Paul Whiteman had dozens of radio programs during the 1930s like The Old Gold - Paul Whiteman Hour on CBS Network; programs on NBC Radio Network sponsored by Allied Quality Paints, GM-Pontiac division or Lucky Strike.
Paul Whiteman - NBC Radio artist. ( 1930s)
One of the vocal groups that attended Paul Whiteman were the Brox Sisters
When the Second World War started Julia and Ruth moved back to Chicago with their mother. In 1946 Julia married with a man who had been a soldier and drove stunt cars with Jimmy Lynch's Death Dodgers, one of the dozens of stunt cars shows, that toured the States in those days.
Ruth never married and passed away in 1971 - Julia passed away last August, 2009 - 104 years old.
THE PAULL SISTERS Edison DISCOGRAPHY
The PAULL SISTERS Durium DISCOGRAPHY
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