Variety reviewer in New York

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, page 189:

Africana opened at Daly's Sixty-third Street Theatre, where Shuffle Along had its long run. I was the star, and the Variety reviewer wrote: "... Ethel Waters is the kick of Africana in her specialty. She started with ‘My Special Friend Is in Town’ ... the first-niters ate that one up. She also sang ‘Shake That Thing,’ ‘Dinah,’ ‘Take Your Black Bottom Outside’ ..."
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Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 189. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: New York


Listening to

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Dinah performed by Ethel Waters
My Special Friend Is in Town performed by Ethel Waters
Shake That Thing performed by Ethel Waters
Take Your Black Bottom Outside performed by Ethel Waters

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:49:43 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 11:34:50 +0100