Ned Rorem in USA - 1 June, 1988

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 122:

...Natalie Cole appears (as she did last week on Irving Berlin's 100th anniversary program), to sing "Suppertime" - Ethel Waters's old 'social-concious' ballad of injustice and sorrow - dressed in a satin mini-skirt, and making the syllables into "expressive" vowels, not sensical. 

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 122. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436824756963 accessed: 22 September, 2021

location of experience: USA

Listeners

Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]
1923-

Listening to

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Suppertime
written by Irving Berlin
performed by Natalie Cole

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 June, 1988
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:59:17 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:22:00 +0000