early 20th Century

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, page 151:

When I planned my routines for Oh! Joy! I wanted to make a different kind of entrance than other well-known record singers were using. They were going in for flash and class, one of their favorite entrances being coming out on the stage through the door of an omate phonograph. Just before my first entrance in Oh! Joy! Ethel Williams would go out on the stage. "Where's that partner of mine?" she'd ask the orchestra leader. "Where's that Ethel Waters? What can be keeping her?" And she'd look all over the stage for me, behind the curtain, in the wings, and, for a laugh, under the rug. She'd …   more >>
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Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 151. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429788210513 accessed: 17 May, 2022

Listening to

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Georgia Blues performed by Ethel Waters

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:23:30 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 20:19:32 +0100