Joseph Szigeti in Frankfurt - 1906

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, pages 46,47:

The headliner of them all was Abbie Mitchell and her “Tenessee Students.” She was an enchanting Negro singer, a forerunner of Lorence Mills of the 'Blackbirds of 1925', with a troupe of shuffle-dancing, banjo-playing, Spiritual-singing young Negroes. It was my first contact with this rich vein of American folk lore, and it awoke an interest that has persisted through all the intervening years. The line of my contacts with Negro performers goes trough Florence Mills, Ethel Waters, the various Negro revues that created such a furore in Parisian avant-garde circles, Green Pastures, Porgy and …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 46,47. accessed: 18 April, 2024

location of experience: Frankfurt


Joseph Szigeti

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American folklore performed by Abbie Mirchell, Tenessee Students

Experience Information

Date/Time 1906
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 22 May 2015 16:55:52 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:07:20 +0000