Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
It's the Girls
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Includes the 1st Boswell recording "Crying Blues"
roarin20sGuy | 09/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD sampler of The Boswell Sisters from the British ASV label is the only CD to feature the Boswell Sisters 1st recording ever in 1925 "I'm Gonna Cry(Crin' Blues)" and their 2nd recording "Nights When I'm Lonely." These are historical and exciting recordings, most of these sessions are from the early 30's, and always feature lead vocals from Connee Boswell, who also did all of their arrangements, most of these tracks also include The Dorsey Brothers, Manny Klein, Joe Venuti, Alex Hill, Eddie Land, et. al... Although Conne Boswell's New Orleans filled vocals are spectacular, the sisters' harmonizing is amazing, their scat singing is wonderous. This CD gives one a good idea of why The Boswell Sisters were so popular in the 30's, and that jazz at one time was popular music. Recommended to collectors who will want the rare "Crin Blues" and "Nights When I'm LonleY""
Important For Collectors
Jasper | New England | 09/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is important for collectors for reasons noted by the previous reviewer. Anyone interested in a definitive Boswell Sisters set should get this disc. The reason that one of the songs is not on the complete Boswell Sisters series from JSP is that it was originally issued under Connie Boswell's name, although it does feature all three sisters.
This disc may soon be gone, as ASV has replaced it with a far more satisfying (as a whole) disc called "Shout, Sister, Shout," featuring FAR better song selection, but alas, not the rare stuff. For this reason, anyone interested should pick it up as soon as possible.
In conclusion, this disc is for more serious collectors who want the total Boswell experience (luckily, with the JSP series, anyone can build a complete set with ease), but casual listeners or newcomers may want to begin with the aforementioned "Shout, Sister, Shout!" the similarly named "Shout Sisters Shout! 1925-1934," or "That's How Rhythm Was Born.""
Another one that suffers from poor remastering
Sadie Is A Lady | Pacific NorthWest | 03/20/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is the 2nd cd that I purchased, trying to find the same aural pleasure that my Boswell Sisters records had given me. I was SO happy when I found that it existed that I overlooked the less than wonderful sound. Now that there are many different versions of these songs available, I know that I never listened to this because the sound is so dull and lifeless.
Listen around and you will find much better remastering for these songs. Don't waste your money on this one."