The Duncan Sisters (1911-1959)
Last updated: 04.08.23
p_duncansis.jpg According to the Internet source given below, The Duncan Sisters [Rosetta (1894-1959) and Vivian Duncan (1897-1986)] were an American vaudeville duo born in Los Angeles, California.
Their stage careers started being cast in The Kiddies' Revue by Gus Edwards in 1911. They went on to perform in vaudeville, night-clubs and on stage in New York and London. Their greatest success was the Broadway production Topsy and Eva which ran from December 23, 1924 until May 9, 1925. They wrote and published many on their songs as well as being recording artists along with making a few film appearances.
In later years they remained popular night club entertainers and made television appearances.
Rosetta died in Berwyn, Illinois and Vivian in Beverly Hills, California.
Websites:
url15.gif Duncan Sisters Biography by wikipedia.org.  
url15.gif Duncan Sisters Biography by David Soren at arizona.edu  
The Duncan Sisters (1911-1959) has at least 3 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
b000yt1yru_m.jpgI'm Following You!
Music by: Dave Dreyer.
Words by: Ballard McDonald
Performed by: Duncan Sisters
Publisher: Irving Berlin Inc.
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Printed: 1929. Sheet Music.
b001vo3xk8_m.jpgRememb'ring
Words and Music by: Duncan Sisters.
Performed by: Duncan Sisters
Publisher: Irving Berlin Inc.
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Printed: 1923. Sheet Music 5 pages.
b0057kkmsi_m.jpgI Never Had a Mammy
Words and Music by: Duncan Sisters.
Performed by: Duncan Sisters
Publisher: Irving Berlin Inc.
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Printed: 1923. Sheet Music.
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Folk Music CDs:
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     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
  As performer        
pdf15.gif I'll Be Happy When the Preacher Makes You Mine (1919) W. Donaldson (music)
Lewis, Sam M. (words)
J. Young (words)
Piano, Voice Indiana wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Mother, Here's Your Boy! (1918) A. Gottler (music)
Sidney D. Mitchell (coauth.)
Theodore F. Morse (coauth.)
Bollaert, A. (words)
Piano, Voice Indiana wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Rebecca (1921) B. Kalmar (music)
H. Ruby (coauth.)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
Piano Indiana Pub.
pdf15.gif Bull-Frog Patrol (1919), The J. Kern (music)
Anne Caldwell (words)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Oh Miss Malinda (1908) P.D. Landes (music)
Bonita (coauth.)
Max Armstrong (coauth.)
Piano YorkSpace wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Baby Sister Blues (1922) H.I. Marshall (music)
Marion Sunshine (words)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Oh Sing-A-Loo (1922) L. Pollack (music)
S. Mitchell (words)
L. Brown (words)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif I Ain't-En Got-En No Time to Have the Blues (1919) H. von Tilzer (music)
Andrew B. Sterling (words)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
Piano, Voice Greer wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Open Up the Golden Gates to Dixieland (1919) Van & Schenck (music)
J. Yellen (words)
Piano, Voice Indiana Pub.
pdf15.gif When Shall We Meet Again? (1921) R.A. Whiting (music)
Raymond B. Egan (words)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
Piano, Voice Kirk wvicon.gif
This list is arranged by composer and contains 44 works performed by Duncan Sisters who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
perf15.jpg Mean Cicero Blues (1924) Billy Baskette Billy Waldron (words)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Topsy (1924) Billy Baskette Duncan Sisters (perf.)
perf15.jpg Humming (1920) Louis Breau Ray Henderson (words)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Down by the Old Apple Tree (1922) James Alexander Brennan(w&m) Al Wilson (co-author)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
Morris & Flynn (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Aunt Susie's Picnic Day () Edward S. Brooks Harold Duncan (words)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
perf15.jpg Sweet Onion Time (1924) Sam Coslow(w&m) Duncan Sisters (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Gay Caballero (1929), A Frank Crumit Lou Klein (co-author)
Frank Crumit (perf.)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Kinky Kids' Parade (1925), The Walter Donaldson Gus Kahn (words)
Nora Bayes (perf.)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
Mr & Mrs. Jesse Crawford (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Hoosier Hop (1929), The Dave Dreyer Ballard McDonald (words)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
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perf15.jpg I'm Following You! (1929) Dave Dreyer Ballard McDonald (words)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg  Baby Sister Blues (1922) Duncan Sisters Henry I. Marshall (words)
Marion Sunshine (words)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Do, Re, Mi (1923) Duncan Sisters Duncan Sisters (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg I Never Had a Mammy (1923) Duncan Sisters(w&m) Duncan Sisters (perf.)
White Sisters (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg In the Autumn (1923) Duncan Sisters Duncan Sisters (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Moon Am Shinin' (1923) Duncan Sisters Duncan Sisters (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Rememb'ring (1923) Duncan Sisters(w&m) Duncan Sisters (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Um Um Da Da (1923) Duncan Sisters Duncan Sisters (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg You'll Want Me Back Sometime (1923) Duncan Sisters Duncan Sisters (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Stick in the Mud (1924) Duncan Sisters Duncan Sisters (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Tom-Boy Blues (1924) Duncan Sisters Duncan Sisters (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Vocalizing (1924) Duncan Sisters Duncan Sisters (perf.)
perf15.jpg  Cross Word Puzzle Blues (1925) Duncan Sisters Duncan Sisters (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Daniel in the Lion's Den (1917) Fred Fisher Joseph McCarthy (words)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
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perf15.jpg I Want to Be Somebody's Baby (1920) Jessie Greer(w&m) Ed Smalle (co-author)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Ti-pi-tin (1938) María Grever(w&m) Duncan Sisters (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Bull-Frog Patrol (1919), The Jerome Kern Anne Caldwell (words)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Baby Sister Blues (1922) Henry I. Marshall(w&m) Marion Sunshine (words)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Black and Blue Blues (1928) Chas H. Marsh Duncan Sisters (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Argentines, the Portuguese and the Greeks (1925), The Carey Morgan Arthur Swanstrom (words)
Nora Bayes (perf.)
Eddie Cantor (perf.)
Tom G Clare (perf.)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
Edward Meeker (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Oh Sing-A-Loo (1922) Lew Pollack Sidney D. Mitchell (words)
Lew Brown (words)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
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perf15.jpg In a Little Dutch Kindergarten (1937) L. Rosenstock Herre De Vos (words)
Alfred Bryan (words)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Cry Baby (1926) Walter Smith(w&m) Duncan Sisters (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg  Forsaken Blues (1924) Charles T. Straight Don Morgan (words)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg I Ain't-En Got-En No Time to Have the Blues (1919) Harry von Tilzer Andrew B. Sterling (words)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
Billy Murray (perf.)
Ed Smalle (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Loch Lomand in Swingtime (1938) Unknown Duncan Sisters (perf.)
perf15.jpg When Shall We Meet Again? (1921) Richard A. Whiting Raymond B. Egan (words)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
Lewis James (perf.)
Gladys Rice (perf.)
Wilton Sisters (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Happy-Go-Lucky Days (1926) Al Wilson James Alexander Brennan (co-author)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
perf15.jpg When Kelly Sang Killarney (1917) Henry I. Marshall Pub.
perf15.jpg Dreams (1919) Harry von Tilzer Andrew B. Sterling (words) Pub.
perf15.jpg Open Up the Golden Gates to Dixieland (1919) Van & Schenck Jack Yellen (words) Pub.
perf15.jpg Rebecca (1921) Bert Kalmar Harry Ruby (co-author)
Eddie Cantor (perf.)
Jim Doherty (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Mother, Here's Your Boy! (1918) Archie Gottler Sidney D. Mitchell (co-author)
Theodore F. Morse (co-author)
A. Bollaert (words)
Pub.
perf15.jpg I'll Be Happy When the Preacher Makes You Mine (1919) Walter Donaldson Sam M. Lewis (words)
Joe Young (words)
Pub.
perf15.jpg  Oh Miss Malinda (1908) Pauline Des Landes(w&m) Max Armstrong (co-author)
Pauline Des Landes (perf.)
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 12 works by Duncan Sisters (1911-1959). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Baby Sister Blues 1922 Henry I. Marshall (words)
Marion Sunshine (words)
Duncan Sisters (perf.)
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Do, Re, Mi 1923 Duncan Sisters (perf.)  wvicon.gif
I Never Had a Mammy (w&m) 1923 Duncan Sisters (perf.)
White Sisters (perf.)
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In the Autumn 1923 Duncan Sisters (perf.)  Pub.
Moon Am Shinin' 1923 Duncan Sisters (perf.)  Pub.
Rememb'ring (w&m) 1923 Duncan Sisters (perf.)  amazon15.gif Pub.
Um Um Da Da 1923 Duncan Sisters (perf.)  Pub.
You'll Want Me Back Sometime 1923 Duncan Sisters (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Stick in the Mud 1924 Duncan Sisters (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Tom-Boy Blues 1924 Duncan Sisters (perf.)  Pub.
Vocalizing 1924 Duncan Sisters (perf.)
Cross Word Puzzle Blues 1925 Duncan Sisters (perf.)  Pub.
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg The Termite's Love Song 1942 3:03 Duncan Sisters
youtube15.jpg The Hoosier Hop 1929 5:10 Duncan Sisters
youtube15.jpg I'm Following You 1930 3:09 Duncan Sisters
youtube15.jpg Baby Sister Blues 2:31 Duncan Sisters
youtube15.jpg Black and Blue Blues 3:19 Duncan Sisters
youtube15.jpg Happy Go Lucky Days 1926 3:18 Duncan Sisters