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Thats How Rhythm Was Born CD


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  • Audio CD (26 April 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Super-Bird
  • ASIN: B0039L1JB6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,711 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. ROCK AND ROLL
2. BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
3. LOUISANA HAYRIDE
4. SHUFFLE OFF TO BUFFALO
5. SOPHISTICATED LADY
6. SONG OF SURRENDER
7. SLEEP, COME ON AND TAKE ME
8. THAT'S HOW RHYTHM WAS BORN 78RPM VERSION
9. THE SENTIMENTAL GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA
10. COFFEE IN THE MORNING AND KISSES IN THE NIGHT
11. FORTY-SECOND STREET
12. MINNIE THE MOOCHER'S WEDDING DAY
13. THE DARKTOWN STRUTTERS BALL
14. IF I HAD A MILLION DOLLARS
15. IT'S WRITTEN ALL OVER YOUR FACE
16. CHARLIE TWO-STEP
17. TRAV'LIN' ALL ALONE
18. ST. LOUIS BLUES
19. DINAH
20. THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION 78 RPM VERSION

Product Description

Most music historians cite Bill Haley and The Comets as
the father of rock and roll but In 1934 two full
decades before Haley and others launched Rock and
Roll onto America s pop music charts The Boswell
Sisters introduced a song titled Rock and Roll into the
movie Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round charting in the
bestsellers at number 7 far removed, of course, from
the blues-derived rock that transformed pop music in the
1950s.
The Boswell Sisters were innovative, dynamic and
amazingly still sound fresh and vibrant more than 70
years after they broke up (in 1936). They had a total of
20 hits between 1931 and 1936 and worked with some of
the finest names in music at the time including, Glen
Miller, Dorsey Brothers, Bennny Goodman, Joe Venuti
and Eddie Lang.
Inducted into the Vocal Group Hall Of Fame in 1988
alongside The Andrews Sisters/The Plat ters/Beach
Boys/Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Supremes and eight
other acts. Sadly, none of the three lived long enough to
witness these modern accolades.
20 titles digitally re-mastered from the groups
prime period, recorded 1931 to 1934
The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, provides
accompaniment on many of the titles.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Geraldine Kelley on 1 Nov 2013
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Anyone who loves the swing era and has heard of the Andrews sisters should immediately acquaint themselves with these ladies! They are the real deal, par excellence; They sang with the best of the big bands, combos and trios and were often to be teamed with the young Bing Crosby in the 30s and 40s. Their harmonies and individual vocal abilities are sensational and their musicianship is amazing. This CD contains some of their best work but ANYTHING by the Boswells is worth your money!
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By Mat Snow on 23 Dec 2013
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Amazon.com: 19 reviews
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
A great Boswell release from Columbia Records!!! 25 Sep 2000
By roarin20sGuy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
It's amazing that a domestic label like Columbia released such a comprehensive collection of the legendary Boswell Sisters(not even the European import labels have gotten around to releasing a coplete and chronological CD). Though this CD is just a compilation, it is an excellent overview of The Boswell Sisters. This excellent CD includes such classics as "Louisiana Heyride," "Shuffle Off To Buffalo," "Sophistocated Lady"(with an early Benny Goodman clarinet solo), "Minnie The Moocher's Wedding Day"(you will swear that you were listening to three black girls), "St. Louis Blues" and "The Object Of My Effection." Every track is a classic, with connee Boswell's lead vocals and her new Orleans accent, the sisters' hot harmonizing, and their mind boggling scat solos. On just about every track you will hear Benny Goodman, Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey, Red Nichols, Alex Hill, Martha Boswell(on piano), Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, and many others take extensive solos, since Connee Boswell did the arrangemets she always wrote in extra space so the musicians could have some solo space. This CD is a must have.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Voices, talent, brains! 10 Jan 2005
By Ingalls - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Some individuals mistakenly compare the Boswell sisters to the Andrews sisters. There are major differences between the two groups. The Boswells grew up in New Orleans, surrounded by jazz. Each of the Boswell sisters could play several musical instruments. Each had a beautiful voice and could handle solos perfectly. The Boswell sisters did their own brilliant arrangements. Connie Boswell deserves to be recognized for her musical brilliance - she did amazingly playful arrangements that toyed with the key, tempo, rhythm, vocalizing, and instrumentalizing of the songs. The result is that Connie would take a song and turn it inside out and reveal new angles to familar songs. The group's vocals were wonderful - peppy, jazzy, synchronized masterfully by the ever talented sisters. When the girls married, only Connie wanted to remain in show business. With her musical intelligence, it is difficult to imagine her giving up music altogether. This is a great group and their music deserves to be revived. And Connie Boswell deserves major rediscovery for her musical talents.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Don't mistake apples for oranges 26 Dec 2005
By Erd Stappa - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Comparing the Boswell Sisters with the other sister act is not useful. The Boswell Sisters are, as another reviewer points out, jazz artists. The Andrews sisters were a pop act, good as far as it went but they weren't particularly original or creative.

The Boswell Sisters are probably not as well known for the same reason that Glenn Miller is better known than many greater artists, he produced easily digested music which became emblematic of the second world war. There's nothing wrong with it but in purely musical terms it isn't the same thing as Chick Webb or Artie Shaw.

Anyone who listens to the Boswell Sisters and fails to appreciate how much variety and contrast they could fit into a three minute song just doesn't know what they're missing. They definitely deserve to be mentioned in the line of musicians starting with Louis Armstrong. No less an artist than Ella Fitzgerald named them as a crucial influence on her. With that kind of recommendation it can't be doubted that they deserve a thorough try.
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Superb, but when, oh when will a 4-disc set appear? 24 Nov 2005
By Ronald Levao - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The Bozzies (as the bandleader calls them on the last track) are simply wonderful, and if some stylings and dialect sound a tad dated, the pleasure of their singing endures. There is a strange instinct to match them against the Andrews Sisters, both here and on the Andrews page. I suppose that's normal--like comparing Dempsey and Louis or Mantle and Mays--but for me, the Boswells are more jazzy and snazzy, the Andrews more brassy and sassy. You choose what you like. What I lament is the the fact that the Andrews have a spiffy, budget-priced, 4-CD set available, as do other early giants (Anita O'Day, Louis Jordan has a 5-CD set) but the Boswells' fans must either piece together individual discs, or hope for the pricely and hard-to-find collector's series. So, JSP, or Proper Box--please do the same for the wonderful Boswells! Later edition: Joy! The hard-to-find 5 CD set of their complete works (which has some overlap between discs, but only of titles, they are different takes) was rereleased by a Danish company, and I picked it up used at deep discount. Is that tinnitis acting up or angels singing?
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Long Live the Boswell Sisters! 14 Jun 2003
By Scott T. Rivers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Great vocalists like the Boswell Sisters never go out of fashion. "That's How Rhythm Was Born" remains the perfect introduction to the scat stylings and rhythmic harmonies of Connie, Martha and Helvetia. Legacy/Columbia has compiled 20 indispensable tracks from the 1930s, ranging from "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" to their biggest hit, "The Object of My Affection." Though little known today, the music of the Boswell Sisters is worth rediscovering.
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