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Boswell Sisters

The Boswell Sisters were a close harmony singing group, consisting of sisters Martha Boswell Lloyd (June 9, 1905 – July 2, 1958), Connee Boswell (original name Connie, December 3, 1907 – October 11, 1976), and Helvetia "Vet" Boswell (May 20, 1911 – November 12, 1988), noted for intricate harmonies and rhythmic experimentation. They attained national prominence in the United States in the 1930s.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1925, Died 1935

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: Vocal group

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-32113 10-in. 3/22/1925 You can call me baby all the time Boswell Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano Vocal group  
Victor B-32123 10-in. 3/25/1925 Dad Boswell Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano Vocal group  
Victor B-32124 10-in. 3/25/1925 Nights when I am lonely Boswell Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano Vocal group  
Victor B-32132 10-in. 3/22/1925 Pal o' mine Boswell Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano Vocal group  
Victor PBVE-54882 10-in. 7/20/1930 We're on the highway to heaven Boswell Sisters ; Jackie Taylor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal chorus Vocal group  
Victor PBVE-54885 10-in. 7/20/1930 That's what I like about you Jackie Taylor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal chorus Vocal group  
OKeh W404407 10-in. 10/3/1930 My future just passed The Three Boswell Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh W404408 10-in. 10/3/1930 Heebie jeebies The Three Boswell Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh W404409 10-in. 10/3/1930 I'm yours The Three Boswell Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh W404410 10-in. 10/3/1930 Gee, but I'd like to make you happy The Three Boswell Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh W404414 10-in. 10/31/1930 Don’t tell her what's happened to me The Three Boswell Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano Vocal group  
Brunswick E36911 10-in. 7/8/1931 It’s the girl! Boswell Sisters ; Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band Vocal group  
Brunswick E36912 10-in. 7/8/1931 It’s you Boswell Sisters ; Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band Vocal group  
Decca E 37081 10-in. 8/17/1931 Makin' faces at the man Boswell Sisters Vocal group  
Decca E 37082 10-in. 8/17/1931 I can't write the words Boswell Sisters Vocal group  
Decca 60029 10-in. 10/8/1935 Top hat, white tie and tails Boswell Sisters Vocal group  
Decca 60030 10-in. 10/8/1935 Cheek to cheek Boswell Sisters Vocal group  
Decca 60302 10-in. 1/6/1936 I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter Boswell Sisters Vocal group  
Decca 60303 10-in. 1/6/1936 The music goes 'round and around Boswell Sisters Vocal group  
Decca 60463 10-in. 2/12/1936 Let yourself go Boswell Sisters Vocal group  
Decca 60464 10-in. 2/12/1936 I'm putting all my eggs in one basket Boswell Sisters Vocal group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Boswell Sisters," accessed April 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103494.

Boswell Sisters. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103494.

"Boswell Sisters." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103494

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