The Boswell Sisters Collection Vol. 4 1932-34


Volume 4 in Nostalgia Arts’ chronological CD series on the Boswell Sisters consists of 24 numbers recorded for radio broadcast between 1932-34, while the three sisters were at the height of their career. Such was their popularity that on most of the tunes on this CD they are accompanied by the hottest band in the U.S. at the time – the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra. Natives of New Orleans, the Boswell Sisters grew from a vaudeville act into the greatest and most influential American female vocal group of all time. There are a broad spectrum of musical influences present in the 24 numbers on this CD, from Dixieland favorites to popular tunes to Duke Ellington classics. Often imitated but never equalled, the Boswell sisters sang like no three voices had before, simply because no one else could match their magic blend of harmony, rhythm, exuberance, feeling and sheer musicianship. It is easy to understand – and hear – why the Boswell Sisters are considered the greatest female vocal group of all time.

Martha Boswell (piano & vocal), Constance & Helvetia Boswell (vocal), Tommy Dorsey (trombone), Jimmy Dorsey (clarinet & alto sax).

California Medley
We Just Couldn’t Say “Goodbye”
Sleep, Come On Ans 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
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

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