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The Pfister Sisters – All’s Well That’s Boswell (2013 FLAC)

The Pfister Sisters - All's Well That's Boswell (2013 FLAC)

The Pfister Sisters – All’s Well That’s Boswell (2013 FLAC)

Artist: The Pfister Sisters
Album: All’s Well That’s Boswell
Release/Reissue: 2013
Genre: Vocal Jazz

01. St. Louis Blues
02. Heebie Jeebies
03. When It’s Sleepytime Down South
04. Roll on, Mississippi, Roll On
05. “Close Farm-Ony” Medley
06. Sentimental Gentlemen from Georgia
07. I Hate Myself
08. It Don’t Mean a Thing
09. Don’t Let You Love Go Wrong
10. Was That the Human Thing to Do?
11. Forty-Second Street
12. Minnie the Moocher’s Wedding Day
13. Crazy People
14. Shout, Sister, Shout
15. We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye
16. Fare Thee Well, Annabel

Formed in 1980, the Pfister Sisters (a vocal trio consisting of the unrelated Holley Bendtsen, Suzy Malone, and Yvette Voelker-Cuccia) have long considered the Boswell Sisters to be their role models. This Boswell Sisters tribute is the logical result. Fourteen of the Boswells’ recordings are recreated along with two pieces (“Close Farm-Ony Medley” and “When It’s Sleepy Time Down South”) taken from films. Although, of course, not as original as the Boswells, the Pfisters do an excellent job of bringing back the spirit and the tricky arrangements of what was arguably jazz’s greatest vocal group. They are assisted by an octet that includes pianist Amasa Miller, clarinetist Tim Laughlin, violinist Tom Morley, and trumpeter Charlie Miller.