in New York City - the 1910's

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, page 141:

The same talent scout who dug me up for Cardinal worked for other record companies. After catching my act at Edmond's a second time, he asked if I would care to make some records for Black Swan, a new company just started by Harry H. Pace and W. C. Handy, the two grand old men of Negro music. The Black Swan office was, I think, in the home of one of the owners. The day I went there I found Fletcher Henderson sitting behind a desk and looking very prissy and important. Fletcher had come up from Georgia to study chemistry at one of the big New York colleges. But he was making side money …   more >>
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Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 141. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: New York City

Listening to

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Down Home Blues performed by Ethel Waters
Oh, Daddy performed by Ethel Waters

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:49:31 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 19:58:33 +0100