Sylvester Russell in New York - early 20th Century

from Ragged but right / Lynn Abbott, page 62:

By early August 1905 Hogan's Memphis Students had completed one hundred performances at Hammerstein's Victoria Roof Garden, and Sylvester Russell testified: "Ernest Hogan and his Memphis Students... has been the star event of the black regime this summer... [they] appealed directly to th sophisticated New Yorker's fashionable appreciation of black folk music. [...] The Memphis students had "come on [the stage] and assisted Mr Hogan in a new coon song about chicken, with mandolin and guitar accompaniment, that set the vast audience crazy".

cite as

Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff (ed.), Ragged but right / Lynn Abbott (Jackson, 2007), p. 62. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: New York


Listening to

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coon song performed by Memphis Students, Ernest Hogan

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Ernest Hogan appears at National Negro Business League convention.

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 09 Nov 2015 18:18:43 +0000
Approved on Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:18:08 +0000