Joe Howard et al. in New York - 1924

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, pages 183-184:

In the end I did go down, but only to shut him up. Florence Mills was vivacious, a cutie, and a whirlwind when it came to selling a song and dance. But she had a small voice. They had been using a choir around her to get volume, and then Florence would come in and sing the punch line. However, she was a public idol, and I didn't think that following her at the Plantation was going to be easy. But I went there for the tryout, and in those days I was as trim and shapely as Florence or anyone else. Mr. Salvin, along with Harry Akst and Joe Howard, who were writing the songs for that floor …   more >>
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Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 183-184. accessed: 8 December, 2022

location of experience: New York


Listening to

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Georgia Blues performed by Ethel Waters

Experience Information

Date/Time 1924
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:32:15 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 20:50:22 +0100