Bill Robsinon et al. in Harlem - the 1910's

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, page 135:

When the season ended I went back to Harlem, and the first showman I called on was Edmond. He warned me not to try to work for anyone else. "This is not Atlantic City, Ethel," he told me. "And I'm not going to let you get away with it." I just laughed at him because I had no intention of working in any other Harlem club if he still wanted me. I'd come to love that gruff, big man almost like a father. And that winter the really top names in the colored show world came to see and applaud me. Among them was Bill Robinson. Florence Mills, then with the Tennessee Ten, was at the ringside every …   more >>

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Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 135. accessed: 9 December, 2023

location of experience: Harlem


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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 14:36:23 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 19:54:38 +0100