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".
Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff (ed.), Ragged but right / Lynn Abbott (Jackson, 2007), p. 62. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447093123410 accessed: 30 September, 2022
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|coon song||performed by Memphis Students, Ernest Hogan|
|Date/Time||early 20th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Ernest Hogan appears at National Negro Business League convention.