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Room B09
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  • Description
  • Personnel
  • Program
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!
Event Personnel
Steve Stone, artistic director & band leader
Shirley Andress, vocalist
Julie Alsin, vocalist
Vicki Brabham, vocalist
Frank Kenney, reeds
Steve Owen, reeds
Craig Bender, reeds
Dave Bender, trumpet
Tim Clarke, trumpet
John Adler, trumpet
Caleb Standafer, trombone
Vicki Brabham, piano
Mark Forrest, guitar, banjo
Nathan Waddell, bass
Alan Tarpinian, drums
 It's The Girl!
(1931) Dave Oppenheim (w) Abel Baer (m)
 On A Slow Boat To China
(1948) Frank Loesser (w/m)
 Everybody Loves My Baby
(1924) Earl Carroll's Vanities of 1924 Spencer Williams, Jack Palmer (w/m)
 In A Sentimental Mood
(1935) Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 If I Had A Million Dollars
(1934) Transatlandtic Merry-Go-Round Johnny Mercer (w) Matt Malneck (m)
 I Won't Dance
(1935) Roberta Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh (w) Jerome Kern (m)
(1925) Jacob Gabe (m)
 Shuffle Off To Buffalo
(1932) 42nd Street Al Dubin (w) Harry Warren (m)
 Limehouse Blues
(1922) Douglas Furber (w) Philip Braham (m)
 Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia
(1932) Mitchell Parish (w) Frank Perkins (m)
 Drum Crazy
(1948) Easter Parade Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Casa Loma Stomp
(1931) Gene Gifford (m)
 Begin The Beguine
(1935) Jubilee Cole Porter (w/m)
 Smoke Rings
(1932) Ned Washington (w) H. Eugene Gifford (m)
 My Romance
(1935) Jumbo Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 I Remember You
(1942) The Fleet's In Johnny Mercer (w) Victor Schertzinger (m)
 Rock And Roll
(1934) Transatlandtic Merry-Go-Round Sidney Clare (w) Richard A. Whiting (m)
 I Get Along Without You Very Well
(1939) Hoagy Carmichael (w/m)
 Body And Soul
(1930) Three's a Crowd Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton (w) John W. Green (m)
 Alexander's Ragtime Band
(1911) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 The Man That Got Away
(1954) A Star Is Born Ira Gershwin (w) Harold Arlen (m)
(1928) Spencer Williams (w/m)
 Sing For Your Supper
(1938) The Boys From Syracuse Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)

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Austin Auditorium
LaSells Stewart Center
875 SW 26th St
Corvallis, OR