Zutty Singleton in Lyric Theatre, New orleans - between 1923 and 1924
Now there was a woman! I mean Bessie Smith was ALL woman! I remember about 1923 or 1924 [… ,] the Lyric Theatre in New Orleans […] was her headquarters. I think she must have played there four or five times a year maybe. And man! She always did pack that house, every show, with big lines always waiting.
Her act was really something. She'd have a regular recording studio setup on the stage, with that big old horn they used to use and everything. Then she'd sing thing like "Gulf Coast Blues" and "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" in that big wonderful voice of hers, and, … more >>
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. 244. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435250831107 accessed: 29 November, 2023
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|blues singing||performed by Bessie Smith|
|Date/Time||between 1923 and 1924|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|