The Boswell Sisters

Boswell Sisters Collection, Vol. 5, 1933-1936

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

The fifth and final Nostalgia Arts CD in the label's Boswell Sisters series starts off with alternate versions of the group's "O.K. America" and "Coffee in the Morning" and then consists of their 20 final recordings. While the interpretations became more conservative in 1935-1936 (due to record company executives wanting to hear the melody emphasized more than previously), the music is still quite enjoyable. The Boswell Sisters, one of the truly great jazz vocal groups, only broke up in 1936 when each of the sisters got married and Connie was the only one opting to continue as a singer. Among the highlights of this disc (all five in the series are highly recommended) include "Darktown Strutters Ball," "The Object of My Affection," "St. Louis Blues," and "Lullaby of Broadway."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 The Boswell Sisters 04:59 Amazon
2 The Boswell Sisters feat: The Dorsey Brothers 02:57 Amazon
3 The Boswell Sisters feat: Dorsey Brothers Orchestra 03:00 Amazon
4
The Boswell Sisters 03:06 Amazon
5 The Boswell Sisters feat: Dorsey Brothers Orchestra 02:29 Amazon
6 The Boswell Sisters 02:53 Amazon
7 The Boswell Sisters feat: Jimmy Grier & His Orchestra 02:49 Amazon
8 The Boswell Sisters feat: Jimmy Grier & His Orchestra 03:20 Amazon
9 The Boswell Sisters feat: Jimmy Grier & His Orchestra 03:20 Amazon
10 The Boswell Sisters feat: Martha Boswell / Bobby Sherwood 03:11 Amazon
11 The Boswell Sisters feat: Reggie Young 03:13 Amazon
12 The Boswell Sisters feat: Reggie Young 02:45 Amazon
13 The Boswell Sisters feat: Victor Young & His Orchestra 03:14 Amazon
14 The Boswell Sisters feat: Victor Young & His Orchestra 02:50 Amazon
15 The Boswell Sisters 02:51 Amazon
16 The Boswell Sisters 02:48 Amazon
17 The Boswell Sisters 03:06 Amazon
18 The Boswell Sisters 02:51 Amazon
19 The Boswell Sisters 02:54 Amazon
20 The Boswell Sisters 03:08 Amazon
21 The Boswell Sisters 02:41 Amazon
22 The Boswell Sisters 02:43 Amazon
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