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Boswell Sisters

Boswell Sisters "Never-Issued Tunes & Takes" (1930-1935) VMP 0011 [Vintage Music Productions CD] Unforgettable music from the most original vocal trios of their time. Includes newly discovered and previously unissued broadcast transcriptions. With Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and Bunny Berigan. Digitally restored to compact disc by Bill Hebden. Order No. 31253

1. I've Lost You [1930]
2. Sharing [1930]
3. I'm In Training For You [1930]
4. When The Red Roses Get The Blues For You [1930]
5. Does My Baby Love? [1930]
6. Song Of The Dawn [1930]
7. Gee, But I'd Like To Make You Happy [1930]
8. Rarin' To Go [1930]
9. There's A Wah-Wah Girl In Agua Caliente [1930]
10. I'm On A Diet Of Love [1930]
11. The One I Love Just Can't Be Bothered [1930]
12. My Mad Moment [1930]
13. What Is It [1931]
14. I Thank You Mr. Moon [1931]
15. The Night When Love Was Born [1932]
16. Down Among The Sheltering Palms [1932]
17. Sleep Come On And Take Me [1932]
18. I'll Never Have To Dream Again [1932]
19. Me Minus You [1932]
20. Puttin' It On [1933]
21. Swanny Mammy [1933]
22. The Darktown Strutters Ball [1934]
23. Why Don't You Practice What You Preach [1934]
24. 'Way Back Home [1935]
25. Every Little Moment [1935]

Some discographers, such as Kinkle, place the Boswell Sisters' birth place in New Orleans. In fact, according to the singers themselves, Martha and Connie were born in Kansas City, in 1905, while Helvetia (known as "Vet") was born in Birmingham, in 1911. Their family, which moved to New Orleans in 1914, was musically rich, and as early as four years of age, all of the Boswell children had begun studying music: Connie on cello, Martha on piano and Vet on violin. In the mid 1920s, while appearing locally in theaters and radio, the Boswell girls added singing to their musical arrangements, and much to the "concern" of their parents, they also imbued their style with the jazz influence of New Orleans.

After signing on with a vaudeville tour, Martha, Connie and Vet found themselves stranded in California, when the tour ended. Out of work and without enough money to return to New Orleans, they looked for opportunities in Los Angeles. They found one with the Continental Broadcasting Corporation, which signed them to record transcriptions for radio. These broadcasts, many of which are included on the CD, led to new bookings for the sisters. While in New York City, they signed with Brunswick, and from 1931 to 1935, began a prolific recording schedule with such greats as Bunny Berigan, the Dorsey Brothers, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang.

The first and second tunes, on this CD, are being released for the very first time. They are taken from a newly-discovered, 16-inch transcription produced by Continental Broadcasting. Track 14 is a rare second take, which was issued only in Japan, in 1931, on the Lucky label, a licensee of Brunswick. (Thanks to Takao Yamada, who provided the original recording for this track.) The remaining tracks, though rare, represent some of the Boswell Sisters' finest recordings. Just listen to their version of "The Darktown Strutters Ball." Chances are, you have never heard it swung like it is here.


With Connie Boswell (vocals) * Martha Boswell (piano, vocals) * Helvetia Boswell (vocals, arranger) * The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra * Bunny Berigan (trumpet) * Manny Klein (trumpet) * Tommy Dorsey (trombone) * Glenn Miller (trombone, arranger) * Chuck Campbell (trombone) * Jimmy Dorsey (clarinet, saxophone) * Larry Binyon (clarinet, saxophone) * Joe Venuti (violin) * Eddie Lang (guitar) * Dick McDonough (guitar) * Artie Bernstein (string bass) * Joe Tarto (string bass) * Fulton McGrath (piano) * Stan King (drums) * Victor Young (director) * Everett Barksdale (announcer).

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Order No. 31253

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CONNEE BOSWELL (a.k.a. CONNIE BOSWELL) * VET BOSWELL (a.k.a. HELVETIA BOSWELL) * BERNARD BERIGAN ("BUNNY") * EMMANUEL KLEIN ("MANNY") * CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION (TRANSCRIPTION) * LUCKY (JAPAN) * CD * CDs * COMPACT DISC * COMPACT DISCS * 78 * 78s * 78's * 78 RPM * 78RPM * RECORD * RECORDS * RECORDING * RECORDINGS * TRANSCRIPTION * TRANSCRIPTIONS * EARLY JAZZ * HOT DANCE MUSIC * HOT JAZZ * CLASSIC JAZZ * TRADITIONAL JAZZ * DIXIELAND JAZZ * HISTORIC JAZZ * SWING * TERRITORY BAND * TERRITORY BANDS * VOCALIST * VOCALISTS * CHARLESTON * BLACK BOTTOM * FOX TROT * LINDY HOP * JITTERBUG * HOTEL DANCE BAND * HOTEL DANCE BANDS * POPULAR DANCE BAND * POPULAR DANCE BANDS * SWEET DANCE BAND * SWEET DANCE BANDS * 1930s * 1930's * 1930 * 1931 * 1932 * 1933 * 1934 * 1935