in New York - the 1920's

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, page 193:

I was working at the Everglades Night Club on Broadway when Earl Dancer maneuvered me onto an all-star bill for some big Catholic charity that was being staged at the Palace Theatre. The backstage was jumping with big names, and I had to go on following Will Rogers. Rogers was No. 23 act on that bill, I was No. 24, and Singer's Midgets were coming on after me. That big crowd had sat there for hours listening to the biggest and best entertainers in the whole world--and Will Rogers. Yet they waited to hear this little brown-skinned girl sing. Following the unmatchable Rogers was like going …   more >>
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Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 193. accessed: 26 November, 2022

location of experience: New York

Listening to

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Dinah performed by Ethel Waters
Eli, Eli [Oh, God! Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?] performed by Ethel Waters
Shake That Thing performed by Ethel Waters

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:58:58 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 11:37:33 +0100