Jimmy McPartland - 1927

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 149:

Bix [Beiderbecke] also made a point of taking me to hear Ethel Waters. It was 1927, I think, and she was in a show called MISS CALICO. She sang, man, she really sang. We were enthralled with her. We liked Bessie Smith very much too, but Waters had more polish, I guess you'd say. She phrased so wonderfully, the natural quality of her voice was so fine, and she sang the way she felt--that knocked us out walkways with any artist.

cite as

Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 149. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434981817683 accessed: 27 September, 2022

Listeners

Jimmy McPartland
cornetist
1907-1991

Listening to

hide composers
unspecified song performed by Bessie Smith
Miss Calico performed by Ethel Waters

Experience Information

Date/Time 1927
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:03:37 +0100
Approved on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:23:01 +0100