We tend to believe that artists perform only the repertoire we know from studio recordings — and when we find out otherwise, it is always a pleasant shock. Thus, the concert program that shows Louis in Europe with HOW AM I TO KNOW? as one of his songs; the airshot from the Famous Door (1938) with the Basie band beginning — unfortunately not completing — a riotous EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY . . . and more. One never knows if the “featured by” on Thirties and Forties sheet music means that the artist pictured on the cover actually performed the song. I doubt that Bobby Hackett often played LITTLE SKIPPER or TINKLE TIME, but anything is possible.
Here are Connie, Vet, and Martha — pictured on the cover of a song by Bud Green and Sam H. Stept . . .
Although the Sisters look quite serious — a Greek statue? — the song is a light-hearted Thirties trifle. Perhaps, deep in the Boswell family archives, there are airshots of this? We can hope. Here is a 1933 recording of the song — music by Joe Robichaux, vocal by Chick Bullock — so we can imagine what the Sisters would have done with it:
May your happiness increase.