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The Boswell Sisters were an American close harmony singing trio of the jazz and swing eras, consisting of three sisters: Martha Boswell (June 9, 1905 – July 2, 1958), Connie Boswell (later spelled "Connee", December 3, 1907 – October 11, 1976), and Helvetia "Vet" Boswell (May 20, 1911 – November 12, 1988). Hailing from uptown New Orleans, the group blended intricate harmonies and song arrangements featuring effects such as scat, instrumental imitation, ‘Boswellese’ gibberish, tempo and meter changes, major/minor juxtaposition, key changes, and incorporation of sections from other songs. They attained national prominence in the United States in the 1930s during the twilight of the Jazz Age and the onset of the Great Depression.
by Matthew Vasiliauskas
When asked what interested her about the jazz art form, Nina Simone responded, I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about. But jazz is dedicated to freedom, and that is far more important." Typically, what drives an artist's ambition, is the desire to hold mastery over ...
by Mary Foster Conklin
The broadcast features new holiday releases from vibraphonist Warren Wolf and vocalists Lauren Henderson, CeCe Gable, Avery Raquel and Leslie Odom, Jr., plus birthday shoutouts to Connee Boswell, Dave Brubeck (100!) saxophonist Melissa Aldana, Cassandra Wilson and pianist Amina Figarova among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music ...
Label: Storyville Records
Track listing: CD1: Wha'dja Do To Me? When I Take My Sugar To Tea; Roll On, Mississippi; Shout, Sister, Shout; Sing A Little Jingle; I Found A Million Dollar Baby; It's The Girl; It's You; Makin' Faces At The Man In The Moon; I Can't Write The Words; Shine On Harvest Moon; Heebie Jeebies; River, Stay 'Way From My Door; An Ev'ning In Caroline; Nothing Is Sweeter Than You; I Thank You Mister Moon; Was That The Human Thing To Do?; Put That Sun Back In The Sky; Stop The Sun, Stop The Moon; Everybody Loves My Baby; There'll Be Some Changes Made; Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea; If It Ain't Love; Got The South In My Soul. CD2: Nights When I'm Lonely; We're On The Highway To Heaven; That's What I Like About You; My Future Just Passed; Heebie Jeebies; Gee, But I'd Like To Make You Happy; Don't Tell Him What Happened To Me; I Surrender Dear; Star Dust; Sing A Little Jingle; Gems From George White's Scandals, Parts 1 and 2; We've Got To Put That Sun Back In The Sky; Was That The Human Thing To Do?; California Medley, Parts 1 and 2; Lawd, You Made The Night Too Long; O.K., America Medley, Part 2; O.K., America Medley, Part 1. CD3: Was That The Human Thing To Do?; California Medley, Part Two; Lawd, You Made The Night Too Long; O.K., America Medley, Part 2; O.K., America Medley, Part 1; Doggone, I've Done It; Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane; Old Yazoo; We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye; Sleep, Come On And Take Me; Down Among The Sheltering Palms; Down On The Delta; Charlie Two-Step; A Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia; It Don't Mean A Thing; Louisiana Hayride; Minnie The Moocher's Wedding Day; Crazy People; Mood Indigo; Forty-Second Street; Shuffle Off To Buffalo. CD4: California Medley, Part 2; O.K., America Medley, Part 2; We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye; Sleep, Come On And Take Me; Down Among The Sheltering Palms; Mood Indigo; Forty-Second Street; The Gold Diggers' Song; It's Sunday Down In Caroline; Puttin' It On, Swanee Mammy; Sophisticated Lady; That's How Rhythm Was Born; Song of Surrender; Coffee In The Morning; You Oughta Be In Pictures; I Hate Myself (For Being So Mean To You); Goin' Home; The Lonesome Road; Rock And Roll; If I Had A Million Dollars; The Object Of My Affection; It's Written All Over Your Face; Dinah. CD5: OK America; Coffee In The Morning; Alexander's Ragtime Band; The Darktown Strutters' Ball; Don't Let Your Love Go Wrong; Why Don't You Practice What You Preach?; If I Had A Million Dollars; The Object Of My Affection; It's Written All Over Your Face; Dinah; Way Back Home; Every Little Moment; Travelin' All Alone; St Louis Blues; Fare Thee Well, Annabelle; Lullaby Of Broadway; Top Hat, White Tie And Tails; Cheek To Cheek; I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter; The Music Goes Round And Around; Let Yourself Go; I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket.
by Chris Mosey
This magnificent boxed set of five CDs and one DVD represents the entire commercially released recorded output of the Boswell Sisters, the most popular and influential close harmony vocal group ever. They were white, but lead singer Connie-- she later changed the spelling to Connee--sang black. Ella Fitzgerald, when she was starting out, said her aim ...
Label: Cherry Red Records
Track listing: We're On The Highway To Heaven; That's What I Like About You; Heebie Jeebies; When I Take My Suger To Tea; Shout Sister Shout; I Found A Million Dollar Baby; Sing A Little Jingle; It's You; It's The Girl; I Can't Write the Words; I Concentrate On You; Nothing Is Sweeter Than You; Put That Sun Back In the Sky; Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea; If It Ain't Love; Got the South in My Soul; Doggone I've Done It; We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye; It Don't Mean A Thing; Crazy People; Mood Indigo; That's How Rhythm Was Born; Coffee In the Morning; The Object of My Affection; Dinah.
by David Rickert
Although they were the hottest act in their heyday in the thirties, nobody bothers much with the Boswell Sisters anymore. Most people are familiar with their particular style of jazz vocals--tight-knit harmonies and group vocal gymnastics--through their imitators, like the Andrews Sisters. But the Boswell Sisters were much more than that. Consider the fact that Ella ...
by Nic Jones
Jazz vocal groups have never been thick on the ground, and insofar as there is any such lineage at all, it's safe to say its existence is largely down to the Boswell Sisters. Their harmonies amounted to the opposite of sibling rivalry, and the liberties they took with tempo and key changes were to have a ...