Constance Foore "Connee" Boswell (December 3, 1907 – October 11, 1976) was an American female vocalist born in Kansas City but raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. With sisters Martha and Helvetia "Vet", she performed in the 1930s as The Boswell Sisters. They became a highly influential singing group during this period via recordings and radio.
Connee herself is widely considered one of the greatest jazz female vocalists and was a major influence on Ella Fitzgerald who said, "My mother brought home one of her records, and I fell in love with it....I tried so hard to sound just like her." In 1936, Connee's sisters retired and Connee continued on as a solo artist (having also recorded solos during her years with the group).
Birth and Death Data: Born December 3rd, 1907 (New Orleans), Died October 11th, 1976 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1956
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer
Notes: Name also appears as Connee Boswell and Constance F. Boswell.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 216 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||vocalist|
|Victor||B-32114||10-in.||3/22/1925||I'm gonna cry||Connie Boswell||Female vocal solo, with piano||vocalist|
|Victor||B-32123||10-in.||3/25/1925||Dad||Boswell Sisters||Female vocal trio, with piano||vocalist|
|Victor||B-32124||10-in.||3/25/1925||Nights when I am lonely||Boswell Sisters||Female vocal trio, with piano||vocalist, composer|
|Victor||B-32132||10-in.||3/22/1925||Pal o' mine||Boswell Sisters||Female vocal trio, with piano||vocalist|
|OKeh||W404407||10-in.||10/3/1930||My future just passed||The Three Boswell Sisters||Female vocal trio, with piano||vocalist|
|OKeh||W404408||10-in.||10/3/1930||Heebie jeebies||The Three Boswell Sisters||Female vocal trio, with piano||vocalist|
|OKeh||W404409||10-in.||10/3/1930||I'm yours||The Three Boswell Sisters||Female vocal trio, with piano||vocalist|
|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||vocalist|
|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||vocalist|
|Brunswick||E36911||10-in.||7/8/1931||It’s the girl!||Boswell Sisters ; Dorsey Brothers Orchestra||Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band||vocalist|
|Brunswick||E36912||10-in.||7/8/1931||It’s you||Boswell Sisters ; Dorsey Brothers Orchestra||Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band||vocalist|
|Decca||60025||10-in.||10/4/1935||You are my lucky star||Connie Boswell||vocalist|
|Decca||60026||10-in.||10/4/1935||I've got a feelin' you're foolin'||Connie Boswell||vocalist|
|Decca||60029||10-in.||10/8/1935||Top hat, white tie and tails||Boswell Sisters||vocalist|
|Decca||60030||10-in.||10/8/1935||Cheek to cheek||Boswell Sisters||vocalist|
|Decca||60282||10-in.||12/23/1935||Moon over Miami||Connie Boswell||vocalist|
|Decca||60283||10-in.||12/23/1935||With all my heart||Connie Boswell||vocalist|
|Decca||60302||10-in.||1/6/1936||I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter||Boswell Sisters||vocalist|
|Decca||60303||10-in.||1/6/1936||The music goes 'round and around||Boswell Sisters||vocalist|
|Decca||60463||10-in.||2/12/1936||Let yourself go||Boswell Sisters||vocalist|
|Decca||60464||10-in.||2/12/1936||I'm putting all my eggs in one basket||Boswell Sisters||vocalist|
|Decca||60870||10-in.||3/5/1936||The panic is on||Connie Boswell||vocalist|
|Decca||60873||10-in.||3/5/1936||Mama don't allow it||Connie Boswell||vocalist|
|Decca||61034||10-in.||4/13/1936||You started me dreaming||Connie Boswell||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Boswell, Connie," accessed December 3, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105690.
Boswell, Connie. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105690.
"Boswell, Connie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 3 December 2020.
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