Boswell Sisters – Let Yourself Go: Hits From The 30’s

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Release Date:  2017

Label:  Sounds of Yesteryear

 

Track List

  1. The Music Goes ‘Round And ‘Round
  2. The Object Of My Affection
  3. It’s The Girl
  4. Every Little Moment
  5. Let Yourself Go
  6. Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
  7. It’s Written All Over Your Face
  8. Coffee In The Morning And Kisses At Night
  9. The Lonesome Road
  10. When I Take My Sugar to Tea
  11. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
  12. Cheek To Cheek
  13. Don’t Let Your Love Go Wrong
  14. Why Don’t You Practice What You Preach
  15. I’m Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
  16. Song Of Surrender
  17. Way Back Home
  18. Dinah
  19. Blue Moon
  20. Crazy People
  21. Roll On Mississippi, Roll On
  22. There’ll Be Some Changes Made
  23. Mood Indigo
  24. Shout Sister Shout
  25. Rock And Roll
  26. Put That Sun Back In The Sky

 

Notes

Definitely the most talented and arguably the all-around best jazz vocal group of all time, the Boswell Sisters parlayed their New Orleans upbringing into a swinging delivery that featured not only impossibly close harmonies, but countless maneuvers of vocal gymnastics rarely equalled on record. Connee (sometimes Connie), Helvetia (Vet), and Martha Boswell grew up singing together, soaking up Southern gospel and blues through close contact with the black community. They first performed at vaudeville houses around the New Orleans area, and began appearing on local radio by 1925. At first, they played strictly instrumentals, with Connee on cello, saxophone and guitar; Martha on piano; and Vet on violin, banjo, and guitar. The station began featuring them in a vocal setting as well, with Connee taking the lead on many songs (despite a childhood accident that had crippled her and left her in a wheelchair).

Word of their incredible vocal talents led to appearances in Chicago and New York, and the Boswell Sisters began recording in 1930 for Victor. By the following year, they’d moved to Brunswick and reached the Hit Parade with “When I Take My Sugar to Tea,” taken from the Marx Brothers’ film Monkey Business and featuring the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra in support. The trio continued to work with many of the best jazzmen in the field (including Eddie Lang, Joe Venuti, and Bunny Berigan), and appeared in the 1932 film extravaganza The Big Broadcast with Bing Crosby and Cab Calloway. The Boswell Sisters hit the top of the Hit Parade only once, in 1935, with “The Object of My Affection” from the film Times Square Lady. One year later however, both Martha and Vet retired from the group in favor of married life.

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