Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Music Break 4

I'm sorry I've been gone so long, but I've been busy with personal things. Some sad, some great and some regular everyday stuff.

Anyway, since I haven't had much time for pictures, I thought I'd post another music break.

This time it's the 'Boswell Sisters.'

Connie, Martha, and Vet (Helvetia).

Their music comes on all the time, but I didn't really know much about them until I went to write this post today, so we're learning together :)

Their father, Clyde (a vaudevillian) and their mother, Meldania had them learn classic piano, cello, violin and classic music in general, but when their mother took them to jazz performances in New Orleans, it won them over and eventually changed they're tune.

The sisters did very well for themselves traveling all over doing performances, but it wasn't until 1930 when they ended up in New York that they gained national stardom.

They ended up with they're own radio program on CBS from 1931 to 1933 and eventually appeared in films as well.

Fun fact: 
The Andrew Sister's started out at as Boswell Sister imitators.

They have quite a few wonderful songs, but I just love the sound of Down on the Delta from 1932.

Enjoy :)



  1. Such an enjoyable tune - and learning about them, awesome. Thanks, Rue. Those voices blend so magically, don't they?

    I loved the pics on that youtube collection, too! (Especially the ones when they were little girls at the piano!)

  2. Check out this link:

    This is something I have enjoyed reading and I think you will also. Hugs!!

  3. Hello Rue, Nice to meet you. I am very new to this field . First I must say how much I love your blog, your home is very pretty also. I very much like your music. I have enjoy listening to them. I just close my eyes and go back to era. Crazy!!!
    Cheer and looking forward to more of your music.

    1. Thank you so much, Iris! Nice to meet you too :)

  4. I hope all is well with you. :)

  5. What lovely voices! Thanks for this little jaunt into the past.

    I do hope you are doing well. Have missed your posts.


  6. " Fun fact:
    The Andrew Sister's started out at as Boswell Sister imitators."

    Very interesting. Since the Andrew Sisters became so well known. Perhaps the reason for this was, that they coincided with WWII. And their renditions of songs, became part of the War movement and memory.


  7. I cannot believe you posted this. My Mom loved their songs and I remember she had one record of them that she played over and over again. Thanks for the memories Rue.

  8. And here I thought that the Andrew Sisters were the originals! Thanks for the education and the pretty tune. Hope your "sad" wasn't too sad and your "great" is over the top! xo

  9. Love evocative...I'm still smiling. Sounds like lots of life happening there...xoxo

  10. oh wow, I've heard of the Andrew Sisters, but not these lovelies. This is a song that just makes you feel good. I hope that everything works out for you, Rue. :~)


  11. What have you REALLY been up to, girl?

  12. these posts to me are like little christmas presents! only it's july! i love them.
    the minute i hear that unmistakable 30's sound... nothing like it... i'm transported.
    it's a simpler time. i relax ... i can feel myself relaxing! somewhere there's a fan. and cool wooden floors.
    and i'm wearing a white dress. and there's a glass of something cold... sweating there on the table.
    thank you rue.
    i hope the rest of the summer is kind to you dearest bean. xo♥

  13. Hi Rue, this is one of my favorites too. Sure enjoying your music breaks. Have a great weekend ahead. Hugs, cm

  14. I love old music, but don't know a lot about it... the artists, primarily! I'm enjoying this series and learning a lot! I wasn't familiar with The Boswell Sisters, but I'm a huge fan now! They have such lovely voices! Will be adding them to my playlist! :) ...Thanks for the sweet comments about Ashley! Some of us have been around in blogland long enough to watch each other's children grow up! How is your sweet Annie? And forgive me, I can't recall your son's name... hope they are both doing well! Take care, and I hope whatever you've been dealing with this past week turns out all fine! ~Rhonda

  15. I normally don't like or listen to old music like this, but I have to say - I did enjoy listening to this song. I hope all is OK with you...sorry to hear you've been dealing with some sad things.


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