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
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.