Martha Boswell

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Martha Boswell
Boswell Sisters 1931.jpg
Background information
Birth nameMartha Foore Boswell
Born(1905-06-09)June 9, 1905
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
DiedJuly 2, 1958(1958-07-02) (aged 53)
Peekskill, New York
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician

Martha Boswell Lloyd (June 9, 1905 – July 2, 1958) was the eldest of the vocal group the Boswell Sisters. Her younger sisters were Connee and Helvetia "Vet" Boswell.[1]

The Boswell Sisters started their career in vaudeville in their native New Orleans. In 1925 they performed on local radio as an instrumental act. Martha played piano, Connee played cello, saxophone, and guitar, and Vet played banjo, guitar, and violin. When they became a vocal act, Connee was lead vocalist.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Martha Boswell aka MBoz". bozzies.org.
  2. ^ Bush, John. "The Boswell Sisters". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 November 2018.