It's The Girls
The Boswell Sisters & more!
Sun, Oct 19, 2:30 - 5:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
In the beginning there were the Boswell Sisters. Well, not exactly. There had been numerous "sister" singing groups in the 1920s, including the Brox Sisters, The Trix Sisters, the Ponce Sisters and the Duncan Sisters, all of whom left ample recorded evidence of their abilities to harmonize popular songs, and the more famous Dolly Sisters, who, unfortunately, never recorded. But it was the Boswells who from 1930-1936, set the standards by which all subsequent sister acts were measured. The Andrews Sisters, The King Sisters and the McGuire Sisters all acknowledged their musical debts to the Boswells for the originality, ensemble and supreme musicianship. We have previously performed many Boswell (and other) Sisters arrangements, ingeniously adapted for us by our resident arranger, Lou Halmy, and masterfully performed by our own "Bos' trio--Shirley, Julie and Vicki. We decided it was high time to give them a program of their own, and here it is!
 On A Slow Boat To China
Words & music by Frank Loesser
 Everybody Loves My Baby
(1924) Earl Carroll's Vanities of 1924
Words & music by Spencer Williams, Jack Palmer
 In A Sentimental Mood
Words by Irving Mills, Manny Kurtz - Music by Duke Ellington
 I Won't Dance
(1935) Roberta
Words by Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh - Music by Jerome Kern
 Shuffle Off To Buffalo
(1932) 42nd Street
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Limehouse Blues
Words by Douglas Furber - Music by Philip Braham
 Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia
Words by Mitchell Parish - Music by Frank Perkins
 Drum Crazy
(1948) Easter Parade
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Casa Loma Stomp
Music by Gene Gifford
 Begin The Beguine
(1935) Jubilee
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Smoke Rings
Words by Ned Washington - Music by H. Eugene Gifford
 My Romance
(1935) Jumbo
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 I Remember You
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Victor Schertzinger
 I Get Along Without You Very Well
Words & music by Hoagy Carmichael
 Body And Soul
(1930) Three's a Crowd
Words by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton - Music by Johnny Green
 Alexander's Ragtime Band
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 The Man That Got Away
(1954) A Star Is Born
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by Harold Arlen
Words & music by Spencer Williams
 Sing For Your Supper
(1938) The Boys From Syracuse
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Harold Arlen, 1905-1986
Irving Berlin, 1888-1989
Philip Braham, -
Hoagy Carmichael, 1899-1981
Al Dubin, 1891-1945
Duke Ellington, 1899-1974
Frank Eyton, 1894-1962
Dorothy Fields, 1905-1975
Douglas Furber, 1885-1961
Ira Gershwin, 1896-1983
H. Eugene Gifford, 1908-1970
Gene Gifford, 1908-1970
Johnny Green, 1908-1989
Lorenz Hart, 1895-1943
Edward Heyman, 1907-1981
Jerome Kern, 1885-1945
Manny Kurtz, 1911-1984
Frank Loesser, 1910-1969
Jimmy McHugh, 1895-1969
Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976
Irving Mills, 1894-1985
Jack Palmer, 1900-1976
Mitchell Parish, 1900-1993
Frank Perkins, 1908-1988
Cole Porter, 1891-1964
Richard Rodgers, 1902-1979
Victor Schertzinger, 1888-1941
Robert Sour, -1985
Harry Warren, 1893-1981
Ned Washington, 1901-1976
Spencer Williams, 1889-1965
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