Connee Boswell – Connee Boswell And The Original Memphis Five in Hi-Fi (1957/2020) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Connee Boswell – Connee Boswell And The Original Memphis Five in Hi-Fi (1957/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 34:14 minutes | 206 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Will Friedwald, in his definitive book “Jazz Singing” names this album, “Connee Boswell And The Original Memphis Five In Hi-Fi” as one of the greatest jazz vocal albums of ALL TIME. This is straight up Dixie style jazz, and the horns just about ooze out of the speakers in rich high fidelity sound (hence the name) and Connee Boswell turns in the absolute best of her latter-day performances. There are a number of instrumentals here mixed in with the vocals, and Connee was pretty much in charge of all of the arrangements. For many years this was quite a hard recording to come by, one of those “lost classics,” and now that it’s finally here on Amazon, interested parties should grab it before it’s too late. I’m afraid that Connee Boswell and the Original Memphis Five just don’t command the attention from music consumers that they would in a perfectly balanced world. This album was essentially the swan song for Connee AND trombonist Miff Mole, and they really took advantage of the opportunity to secure their legacies as consummate jazz artists. Connee did a couple other recordings for small labels, and they are good, but this really is her “spiritual” swan song, if you will. These musicians were there almost at the very beginning of jazz proper, blazing brilliant musical paths which resonate still. That they were given the opportunity to say farewell in such a bright and wonderful way is a minor miracle. Seldom do careers in music wrap up on such a high note. Pick up this little known classic before it disappears for good–it’s something special.


1. Connee Boswell – When My Sugar Walks Down The Street (Remastered)
2. Connee Boswell – Say It Isn’t So (Remastered)
3. Connee Boswell – At The Jazz Band Ball (Remastered)
4. Connee Boswell – Japanese Sandman (Remastered)
5. Connee Boswell – Make Love To Me (Remastered)
6. Connee Boswell – My Honey’s Loving Arms (Remastered)
7. Connee Boswell – Pagan Love Song (Remastered)
8. Connee Boswell – Giannina Mia (Remastered)
9. Connee Boswell – Singin’ The Blues (Remastered)
10. Connee Boswell – All Of Me (Remastered)
11. Connee Boswell – I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate (Remastered)
12. Connee Boswell – When The Saints Go Marching In (Remastered)