Jack Lanigan et al. in Albert, France - mid November, 1918
from Thy Kingdom DID Come, pages 46-48:
[Jack Lanigan was an army corporal in the newly formed ‘Royal Engineers, Roads’, posted near Albert, Somme, by the end of the First World War. Lanigan was a self-taught entertainer who imitated G.H. Elliott and Eugene Stratton, both famous for blackface song and dance routines].
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Jack Lanigan, Thy Kingdom DID Come. In Brunel University Library, Special Collections, number 1:421, p. 46-48. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1538660838512 accessed: 29 November, 2023 (By permission of Brunel University Library, Special Collections.)
Listening tohide composers
|unspecified song and piano performance-- a musical||performed by Soldiers|
|song and dance routine-- minstrel tradition||performed by Jack Lanigan, Soldier|
|'My Little Octoroon'||performed by Jack Lanigan, Soldier|
|Date/Time||mid November, 1918|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Eugene Augustus Ruhlmann (Stratton was a stage name) was an American music hall performer who made his career in Britain and influenced the career of G.H Elliott. Both men performed in the black-face minstrel tradition and were extremely popular.