Ethel Waters in New York City - the 1910's

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, page 132:

Working such long and exhausting hours left me little time for recreation. But whenever I could I'd spend an afternoon in the peanut gallery of the Alhambra. And it was there I saw for the first time the standard Negro acts that had been playing the white time for years --Bill (Bojangles) Robinson, Moss and Frye, the dancing Dotson. I also heard many of the popular white singers: Belle Baker, Sophie Tucker, Blossom Seeley, Eva Tanguay, and Trixie Friganza.

cite as

Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 132. accessed: 4 December, 2023

location of experience: New York City


Ethel Waters
dancer, Singing

Listening to

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early twentieth century popular American music performed by African-American performers, Popular white performers

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1910's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:22:06 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 19:44:58 +0100