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The Boswell Legacy: The Story of the Boswell Sisters of New Orleans and the New Music They Gave to the World
The Boswell Sisters rose to stardom during the Great Depression and established an enormously successful career in a very short time as pioneers of early mass entertainment, through the new media of electrical recordings, radio networks, and movies. Along with Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, they led an American jazz “invasion” of Europe in 1933. They were admired by their frequent singing partner Bing Crosby, idolized by a struggling trio from Minneapolis who later gained fame as the Andrews Sisters, and praised as “the best act I ever followed” by a trouper named Bob Hope. Ella Fitzgerald consistently credited Connie Boswell as her main influence and Irving Berlin singled her out as his favorite interpreter of his songs. The beautiful and talented Boswells sold out stage shows from New York to London and the number of records they sold is estimated to be over 75 million. Then suddenly, it was over.
The time has finally come to tell their story. THE BOSWELL LEGACY is the first full-scale biography of these icons of American music, written by Kyla Titus, the granddaughter of Vet Boswell and caretaker of the voluminous Boswell family archives, as only she can tell it. Within these pages, readers may discover the answers to questions left unanswered for decades. Why did the Boswell Sisters disband? What was the cause of Connee’s paralysis? Why are the Boswell Sisters not household names today? And so many more. Most importantly, readers will learn about the development of a unique musical style that is timeless—a legacy—that is still heralded almost a century later.
The Boswell Sisters: Their Music Goes Round and Round - Vol. I
Based on the video presentation and closing event of the same name at The Historic New Orleans Collection in conjunction with their exhibit, "Shout, Sister, Shout: The Boswell Sisters of New Orleans" (March-October 2014). This CD features Boswell Sisters' songs performed by groups from around the world, including the debut of O Sister! from Spain who performs an original song written by the Boswell trio, but never recorded. In addition, a bonus track from the private family collection is included: Vet Boswell singing "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" a cappella.