Jack Goldberg in New York City - the 1910's

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, page 145:

Also before I went on tour, Jack Goldberg, a white agent, had been coming around to Edmond's. He must have recognized in my singing whatever it is that the world since has called artistry. Mr. Goldberg wanted me to sign a contract with him. He said he'd guarantee me seventy-five dollars a week for the first six months, with big boosts coming so fast that by the end of two years I'd be making five hundred dollars a week. He wanted to put me on the white time and drove me all over town to show me the wonderful-looking Keith theaters I'd play in under his careful management.
cite as

Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 145. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429194215167 accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: New York City


Listening to

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Popular Song performed by Ethel Waters

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:23:35 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 20:02:29 +0100