Bert Williams et al. in City of Atlantic City - the 1910's

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, page 135:

Many famous performers, both colored and white, who'd heard about the reputation I'd won in Harlem came to see me in Atlantic City. Bert Williams, the Negro star of Ziegfeld Follies, came three times because friends had told him I was a girl singer with his droll quality. After listening to me he sent word for me to come to his table. "Young lady," he said, "you have the makings of a great artist." Sophie Tucker was playing at the Beaux Arts that year and she, too, came several times to catch my act. This Last of the Red-Hot Mammas was then called a "coon shouter," an expression whose …   more >>

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Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 135. accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: City of Atlantic City


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Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:32:33 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 19:51:35 +0100