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.
Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 132. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429104125886 accessed: 4 December, 2023
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|early twentieth century popular American music||performed by African-American performers, Popular white performers|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|