Edward Clark et al. in London - 19 April, 1928, at night

from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, page 17:

There was a wireless in the restaurant, and we listened to a very good Blues.  I thought how close the analogy is between Jazz and plainsong: both so anonymous, so curiously restricted and conventionalised, so perfectly adapted to their metiers, both flowing with a kind of devout anonymity.

cite as

Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1994), p. 17. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1440770047676 accessed: 21 September, 2020

location of experience: London

Listeners

Sylvia Townsend Warner
Musicologist, Writer
1893-1978

Listening to

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blues

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 April, 1928, at night
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:54:07 +0100
Approved on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:49:48 +0100