Re: who was Martha?

by Nick Dellow

It was Martha Boswell, of Boswell Sisters fame.

According to the article, Martha met and fell in love with Emmett in New Orleans but "No romance was going to progress too far unfortunately as Emmett's health was becoming increasingly debilitating." Later on in the article it states "One thing about which there is no doubt is his influence on the then budding phenomenon that became the Boswell Sisters. All three sisters forever acknowledged the encouragement, advice and help he gave them, particularly with phrasing and harmony. In 1934 Martha erected a memorial stone to him at Pointe a la Hache where Mrs Hardy was then working."

Posted on Jul 18, 2017, 3:43 PM

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