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Sweet and Sassy

What a terrific album! While some of the songs are slower and more wistful, the majority are sassy, bouncy and catchy. These gals sure know how to put across a tune; rhythmic, tight and swingy. Definitely worth a listen, whether you are a fan of the time period or not.

Haunted Melodies  

Beautiful album, one of a kind.


They invented a style of singing that's still influential. And those tempo changes just have you holding your breath. The Andrew Sisters would have been nothing without the Boswells.


Formed: 1925 in New Orleans, LA

Genre: Vocal

Years Active: '20s, '30s

Definitely the most talented and arguably the all-around best jazz vocal group of all time, the Boswell Sisters parlayed their New Orleans upbringing into a swinging delivery that featured not only impossibly close harmonies, but countless maneuvers of vocal gymnastics rarely equalled on record. Connee (sometimes Connie), Helvetia (Vet), and Martha Boswell grew up singing together, soaking up Southern gospel and blues through close contact with the black community. They first performed at vaudeville...
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