Jimmy McPartland - 1927
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.
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
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|unspecified song||performed by Bessie Smith|
|Miss Calico||performed by Ethel Waters|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|