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"Everybody Loves My Baby" (Boswell Sisters, 1932)

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Published on Oct 15, 2008

The Boswell Sisters's take on Jack Palmer & Spencer Williams's best know collaboration...

EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY

I'm as happy as a King,
Feelin' good n' everything
I'm just like a bird in Spring,
Got to let it out.
It's my sweetie, can't you guess?
Wild about her, I'll confess!
Does she love me?
Oh my, yes!

That's just why I shout:

Everybody loves my baby,
But my baby don't love nobody but me.
Nobody but me.
Everybody wants my baby,
But my baby don't want nobody but me
That's plain to see.

I am his sweet patootie and he is my lovin' man,
Knows how to do his duty,
Loves me like no other can.

That's why:
Everybody loves my baby,
But my baby don't love nobody but me.
Nobody but me!

Everybody loves my baby,
But my baby don't love nobody but me,
Nobody but me!
Everybody wants my baby,
But my baby don't want nobody but me
That's plain to see.

She's got a form like Venus, honest, I ain't talkin' Greek!
No one can come between us,
She's my Sheba, I'm her Sheik.

That's why:
Everybody loves my baby,
But my baby don't love nobody but me,
Nobody but me!
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More on the Boswell Sisters from Wiki:

The Boswell Sisters were a close harmony singing group that attained national prominence in the USA in the 1930s.

Sisters Martha Boswell (June 9, 1905 - July 2, 1958), Connee Boswell (December 3, 1907 - October 11, 1976), and Helvetia "Vet" Boswell (May 20, 1911 - November 12, 1988) were raised by a middle-class family on Camp Street in uptown New Orleans, Louisiana. Martha and Connee were born in Kansas City, Missouri. Helvetia was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (Connee's name was originally spelt Connie until she changed it in the 1940s.)

They came to be well known in New Orleans while still in their early teens, making appearances in local theaters and radio. They made their first recordings for Victor Records in 1925. However, the Boswell Sisters did not attain national attention until they moved to New York City in 1930 and started making national radio broadcasts. After a few recordings with Okeh Records in 1930, they made numerous recordings for Brunswick Records from 1931-1935. These Brunswick records are widely regarded as milestone recordings of vocal jazz. Connie's ingenious reworkings of the melodies and rhythms of popular songs, together with Glenn Miller's hot arrangements, and first rate New York jazz musicians (including The Dorsey Brothers, Benny Goodman, Bunny Berigan, Fulton McGrath, Joe Venuti, Arthur Schutt, Eddie Lang, Joe Tarto, Manny Klein, Dick McDonough, and Carl Kress), made these recordings unlike any others. Melodies were rearranged and slowed down, major keys were changed to minor keys (sometimes in mid-song) and rhythmic changes were par for the course. (Interestingly, the Boswell Sisters were among the very few performers allowed to make these changes to current popular tunes as during this era, music publishers and record companies pressured performers not to alter current popular song arrangements). Connee also recorded a series of more conventional solo records for Brunswick during the same period.

The name of their 1934 song "Rock and Roll" is an early use of the term. It is not one of their hotter numbers; it refers to "the rolling rocking rhythm of the sea".

In 1936, the group signed to Decca and after just 3 records, broke up (the last recording was February 12, 1936). Connee Boswell continued to have a successful solo career as a singer for Decca. She had changed the spelling of her name from Connie to Connee, reputedly because it made it easier to sign autographs. (It's interesting to note that Connee sang from a wheelchair - or seated position - during her entire career, due to an accident she suffered as a young child. Amazingly, when she tried to get involved with the U.S.O. during World War II, she was not given permission to travel overseas due to her disability.)

The Boswell Sisters chalked up 20 hits during the 1930s including the number one record "The Object of My Affection" in 1935.

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