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Beaver Valley Sweethearts
WLS National Barn Dance
KOTA Rapid City, SD
WISR Butler, PA
WJAS Pittsburgh, PA
WKST New Castle, PA
WLS Chicago, IL
WWSW Pittsburgh, PA

About the Group

About The Group

They came from Beaver Valley in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania. They were all of ten years old when they began making public appearances and singing their songs at public gatherings and in theaters.

Colleen and Donna Wilson got their first big chance at WKST on their Tri-State Amateur Contest in New Castle, Pennsylvania. From that appearance, they got invited to appear on stations in Butler, PA, Watertown, NY and Rapid City, SD. Later on, they joined WLS and appeared on the National Barn Dance.

Sometimes thought to be twins, they were not. Both of them could do solo numbers and were each expert yodelers.

They recorded on the Coral Recording Company, RCA Victor Recording Company and Decca Records labels. Some of their songs included: "Mocking Bird Hill", "I Care No More", "Let Me Be Your Honey" and "I'll Never Tell".

Timeline and Trivia Notes

Group Members included:

  • Colleen Wilson, guitar and bass
  • Donna Wilson, bass and mandolin

Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

RCA Victor
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  20-4262 A Billy Buck
  20-4262 B Wooden Shoe Waltz
  20-4430 A Dress Of Calico
  20-4430 B He Loved Her Like A Sister
  20-4769 A Juke Box Diner
  20-4769 B Whistle, My Love
  20-4955 A I Care No More
  20-4955 B Who'd Ever Thought?
  20-4988 B Christmas Will Be Here
  20-5112 A How's The World Treating You?
  20-5112 B You Get What You Pay For
  21-0481 A Pennsylvania
  21-0481 B I've Been Wondr'rin' My Darlin'