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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 1950s.
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 Platters/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 1934The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, provides accompaniment on many of the titles.Sleeve notes by Malcolm DomeIndependent press and radio promotion
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