Irving Berlin in New York - the 1930's

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, pages 220-221:

I was worried, a nervous wreck, when Ethel Waters singing "Stormy Weather" became the talk of New York. And one night Irving Berlin, the frail little Jewish man who has written the great love songs for two generations of Americans, came up to hear me sing that song. The following day he got in touch with Goldie and Gumm. He told them he was writing the music for a revue that Sam H. Harris was producing. "We're going to try to inject a serious note into this musical," said Irving. "We'd like to talk to Miss Waters about it." I went down and saw Irving Berlin, Sam Harris, and Moss …   more >>
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Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 220-221. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430406968606 accessed: 28 September, 2021

location of experience: New York

Listeners

Irving Berlin
Songwriter

Listening to

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Stormy Weather
written by Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
performed by Ethel Waters

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:16:08 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 11:55:16 +0100