Celebrating the Sounds of Women’s History Month

March 9, 2010

Last year while shelving CDs at the library, I stumbled across a disc by the Boswell Sisters called That’s How the Rhythm Was Born. I had never heard of the Boswell Sisters before, but something about the song titles and the old photograph on the album cover enticed me to take a chance on the disc, and so I checked it out and took it home. I don’t know exactly what I was expecting, but when the swinging, harmonized hot jazz voices of the sisters jumped out of my speakers for the first time, I immediately stopped what I was doing and headed over to the stereo to have a better listen. The Boswell Sisters had an amazing vocal sound that was unlike anything I’d heard before (think Andrews Sisters, only cooler and more fun) and still sounded remarkably fresh even 75 years after it was recorded.  Continue reading “Celebrating the Sounds of Women’s History Month”

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