in Philadelphia - 31 October, 1917

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, page 72:

...[A]t that Halloween party at Jack's [Rathskeller] I sang. In places like that, when there was a party, there was usually a three-man band - piano, guitar, and drums. At least one of the boys could sing and the drummer went in for original and spectacular effects. Some of those boys just out for a good time did all the wonderful things great modern drummers do now. Joe Jenkins was at the piano in Jack's that night. He was a big, fat kid who could play anything, do anything wiht the keys. He knew every song, published and unpublished... And that night at Jack's, Chippie [Ethel] Waters …   more >>
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Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 72. accessed: 30 November, 2023

location of experience: Philadelphia

Listening to

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When You're a Long, Long Way from Home performed by Ethel Waters

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 October, 1917
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gill on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:29:02 +0000