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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 (Results 1-25 of 36 records)

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 E36491 10-in. 3/19/1931 Wha’d ja do to me? Boswell Sisters ; The Dorsey Brothers Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band Vocal group  
Brunswick E36492 10-in. 3/19/1931 When I take my sugar to tea Boswell Sisters ; The Dorsey Brothers Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band Vocal group  
Brunswick E36654 10-in. 4/23/1931 Roll on, Mississippi, roll on Boswell Sisters Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band Vocal group  
Brunswick E36655 10-in. 4/23/1931 Shout, Sister, shout Boswell Sisters Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band Vocal group  
Brunswick E36724 10-in. 5/22/1931 Sing a little jingle The Brunswick Orchestra [Victor Young Orchestra] ; Victor Young Jazz/dance band, with female vocal trio Vocal group  
Brunswick XE36821 12-in. 6/26/1931 I surrender, dear Brunswick Concert Orchestra Orchestra, with mixed vocal quartet Vocal group  
Brunswick XE36822 12-in. 6/26/1931 Star dust Brunswick Concert Orchestra ; Victor Young Orchestra, with female vocal trio Vocal group  
Brunswick E36825 10-in. 5/22/1931 Sing a little jingle The Brunswick Orchestra [Victor Young Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with female vocal trio (scat) Vocal group  
Brunswick E36826 10-in. 5/22/1931 I found a million dollar baby (In a five and ten cent store) The Brunswick Orchestra [Victor Young Orchestra] ; Victor Young Jazz/dance band, with female vocal trio 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  
Brunswick E37112 10-in. 8/27/1931 Shine on, harvest moon Boswell Sisters Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band Vocal group  
Brunswick E37113 10-in. 8/27/1931 Heebie jeebies Boswell Sisters Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band Vocal group  
Brunswick E37354 10-in. 11/5/1931 River, stay ’way from my door Boswell Sisters Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band Vocal group  
(Results 1-25 of 36 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Boswell Sisters," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103494.

Boswell Sisters. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103494.

"Boswell Sisters." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.

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

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