in Chicago - early 20th Century

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, pages 174-175:

It was the first time I'd worked on the stage of a big-time vaudeville theater. We were getting only forty dollars for the three-day engagement, but any act was willing to take a nominal fee on a so-called break-in date, the whole object being to showcase your routine to the bookers. Earl went on and did the "Where is that partner of mine?" patter. Then I appeared in my gingham apron and funny hat and sang "Georgia Blues." I did other songs, and Earl did his specialty number. There was applause when we finished, and I went upstairs to our dressing room.
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Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 174-175. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Chicago

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, in public

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:44:17 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 20:40:20 +0100