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The Boswell Sisters inauspiciously launched their recording career in New Orleans, their hometown, on March 22, 1925. Early local appearances featured Connie, the eldest, on cello, Helvetia (Vet) on violin, and Martha at the piano, but the city's Jazz environment made Connie and Vet switch to saxophone and banjo, respectively. At first, the singing was almost incidental, but it became their ticket to national attention five years later when they moved to New York and became a fixture on radio shows. The Boswell Sisters were notable for their tight harmony as well as their unique ability to modulate pitch and give familiar songs a new melodic twist. They were the cutting edge that inspired future groups, including the Andrews Sisters, who began their own career by emulating them, even down to their Southern accent. The exuberant sisters recorded a string of hits in the 1930s, sometimes teaming up with fellow vocalists, such as Bing Crosby and the Mills Brothers. Instrumental accompaniments are by some of the days most popular musicians and bands, including the Dorsey Brothers, Don Redman, Red Nichols, and Benny Goodman. Considering their popularity and impact, the sisters had a relatively brief run, disbanding in 1936 when Martha and Vet married outside of the music industry and decided to give priority to family life. Connie, however, continued and enjoyed a successful solo career. This boxed set contains the entire Boswell Sisters output of commercially released recordings- a remarkable set of performances that paved the way for the vocal trio genre. It also includes a bonus DVD featuring more extraordinary performances.
The Boswell Sisters inauspiciously launched their recording career in New Orleans, their hometown, on March 22, 1925. Early local appearances featured Connie, the eldest, on cello, Helvetia (Vet) on violin, and Martha at the piano, but the city's Jazz environment made Connie and Vet switch to saxophone and banjo, respectively. At first, the singing was almost incidental, but it became their ticket to national attention five years later when they moved to New York and became a fixture on radio shows. The Boswell Sisters were notable for their tight harmony as well as their unique ability to modulate pitch and give familiar songs a new melodic twist. They were the cutting edge that inspired future groups, including the Andrews Sisters, who began their own career by emulating them, even down to their Southern accent. The exuberant sisters recorded a string of hits in the 1930s, sometimes teaming up with fellow vocalists, such as Bing Crosby and the Mills Brothers. Instrumental accompaniments are by some of the days most popular musicians and bands, including the Dorsey Brothers, Don Redman, Red Nichols, and Benny Goodman. Considering their popularity and impact, the sisters had a relatively brief run, disbanding in 1936 when Martha and Vet married outside of the music industry and decided to give priority to family life. Connie, however, continued and enjoyed a successful solo career. This boxed set contains the entire Boswell Sisters output of commercially released recordings- a remarkable set of performances that paved the way for the vocal trio genre. It also includes a bonus DVD featuring more extraordinary performances.
717101860821
Boswell Sisters - The Boswell Sisters Collection

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Format: CD
Label: SYE
Catalog: 1088608
Rel. Date: 08/09/2011
UPC: 717101860821

The Boswell Sisters Collection
Artist: Boswell Sisters
Format: CD
New: In Stock $26.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Wha'dja Do To Me
2. When I Take My Sugar To Tea
3. Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On
4. Shout, Sister, Shout
5. Sing A Little Jingle
6. I Found A Million Dollar Baby
7. It's The Girl
8. It's You
9. Makin' Faces At The Man In The Moon
10. I Can't Write The Words
11. Shine On, Harvest Moon
12. Heebie Jeebies
13. River, Stay 'way From My Door
14. An Ev'ning In Caroline
15. Nothing Is Sweeter Than You
16. I Thank You Mister Moon
17. Was That The Human Thing To Do
18. Put That Sun Back In The Sky
19. Stop The Sun, Stop The Moon
20. Everybody Loves My Baby
21. There'll Be Some Changes Made
22. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
23. If It Ain't Love
24. Got The South In My Soul

DISC: 2

1. Nights When I'm Lonely
2. We're On The Highway To Heaven
3. That's What I Like About You
4. My Future Just Passed
5. Heebie Jeebies
6. Gee, But I'd Like To Make You Happy
7. Don't Tell Him, What Happened To Me
8. I Surrender Dear
9. Stardust
10. Sing A Little Jingle
11. Gems From George White's Scandals, Part 1 & 2
12. We've Got To Put That Sun Back In The Sky
13. Was That The Human Thing To Do
14. California Medley, Part 1
15. California Medley, Part 2
16. Lawd, You Made The Night Too Long
17. "O.K., America!" Medley Part 1
18. "O.K., America!" Medley Part 2

DISC: 3

1. Was That The Human Thing To Do
2. California Medley, Part 2
3. Lawd, You Made The Night Too Long
4. "O.K., America!" Medley Part 2
5. "O.K., America!" Medley Part 1
6. Doggone, I've Done It
7. Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane
8. Old Yazoo
9. We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye
10. Sleep, Come On And Take Me
11. Down Among The Sheltering Palms
12. Down On The Delta
13. Charlie Two-Step
14. Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia
15. It Don't Mean A Thing
16. Louisiana Hayride
17. Minnie The Moocher's Wedding Day
18. Crazy People
19. Mood Indigo
20. Forty-Second Street
21. Shuffle Off To Buffalo

DISC: 4

1. California Medley (Part 2)
2. O.K. America
3. We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye
4. Sleep, Come On And Take Me
5. Down Among The Sheltering Palms
6. Mood Indigo
7. Forty-Second Street
8. The Gold Diggers' Song
9. It's Sunday Down In Caroline
10. Puttin' It On
11. Swanee Mammy
12. Sophisticated Lady
13. That's How Rhythm
14. Song Of Surrender
15. Coffee In The Morning (Kisses In The Night)
16. You Oughta Be In Pictures
17. I Hate Myself (For Being So Mean To You)
18. Goin' Home
19. The Lonesome Road
20. Rock And Roll
21. If I Had A Million Dollars
22. The Object Of My Affection
23. It's Written All Over Your Face
24. Dinah

DISC: 5

1. O.K. America
2. Coffee In The Morning (Kisses In The Night)
3. Alexander's Ragtime Band
4. The Darktown Strutters' Ball
5. Don't Let Your Love Go Wrong
6. Why Don't You Practice What You Preach
7. If I Had A Million Dollars
8. The Object Of My Affection
9. It's Written All Over Your Face
10. Dinah
11. Way Back Home
12. Every Little Moment
13. Travelin' All Alone
14. St. Louis Blues
15. Fare Thee Well, Annabelle
16. Lullaby Of Broadway
17. Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
18. Cheek To Cheek
19. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
20. The Music Goes 'round And Around
21. Let Yourself Go
22. I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket

More Info:

The Boswell Sisters inauspiciously launched their recording career in New Orleans, their hometown, on March 22, 1925. Early local appearances featured Connie, the eldest, on cello, Helvetia (Vet) on violin, and Martha at the piano, but the city's Jazz environment made Connie and Vet switch to saxophone and banjo, respectively. At first, the singing was almost incidental, but it became their ticket to national attention five years later when they moved to New York and became a fixture on radio shows. The Boswell Sisters were notable for their tight harmony as well as their unique ability to modulate pitch and give familiar songs a new melodic twist. They were the cutting edge that inspired future groups, including the Andrews Sisters, who began their own career by emulating them, even down to their Southern accent. The exuberant sisters recorded a string of hits in the 1930s, sometimes teaming up with fellow vocalists, such as Bing Crosby and the Mills Brothers. Instrumental accompaniments are by some of the days most popular musicians and bands, including the Dorsey Brothers, Don Redman, Red Nichols, and Benny Goodman. Considering their popularity and impact, the sisters had a relatively brief run, disbanding in 1936 when Martha and Vet married outside of the music industry and decided to give priority to family life. Connie, however, continued and enjoyed a successful solo career. This boxed set contains the entire Boswell Sisters output of commercially released recordings- a remarkable set of performances that paved the way for the vocal trio genre. It also includes a bonus DVD featuring more extraordinary performances.
        
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