His Eye Is On the Sparrow

His Eye Is On the Sparrow (written work, Memoir/autobiography)

Listening experiences

1427369712730: There was one emotional outlet my people always ha...

1427370583898: My whole family could sing. Vi had a sweet, soft v...

1427382426533: My family and the other families who lived in thos...

1427382844152: I can remember coming home some days when Vi would...

1427455266593: We had one family link...with prostitution. This w...

1427455667151: Mom soon got a place for us in the rear of a Jewis...

1427455978797: I saw my first stage shows when I was eight, and w...

1427457296420: Sick as she was, Mom loved having an organ in the ...

1427544218953: Each day Mom seemed to get a little weaker. I was ...

1427544419223: I found Mom lying on the same kind of broken-down ...

1427544616255: Ching was so drunk she couldn't leave the house. B...

1427545742537: ...[A]t that Halloween party at Jack's [Rathskelle...

1427546072789: I was so frightened the first time I walked out on...

1427889522273: There were no Negro vaudeville circuits then, and ...

1427890062595: There is a type of white Southerner who respects c...

1427890534955: Bessie Smith was booked into 91 Decatur Street whi...

1427890824492: My big thrill in Birmingham was having a chance to...

1428234345070: Many Negro acts considered it a great honor to be ...

1428234759450: Barney Gordon's saloon was on the ground floor. We...

1429105375248: Snow was giving me the right steer. The Shuffle Al...

1429105771782: The same talent scout who dug me up for Cardinal w...

1429194215167: Also before I went on tour, Jack Goldberg, a white...

1429194699555: All during the tour I kept nagging at him. I said ...

1429194873083: There was so much music day and night on that tour...

1429788210513: When I planned my routines for Oh! Joy! I wanted t...

1429789125858: As a headliner I had to buy plenty of expensive cl...

1430307857731: It was the first time I'd worked on the stage of...

1430308315776: Everywhere we played the people seemed to like my ...

1430310734878: In the end I did go down, but only to shut him up....

1430310981888: After I finished my own songs Harry Akst and Joe H...

1430311241404: For our take-off eight of our most attractively st...

1430386936760: I also did a take-off on Lulu Belle. That was anot...

1430387383732: Africana opened at Daly's Sixty-third Street Theat...

1430387597492: I also sang "I'm Coming Virginia," and the Broadwa...

1430387938215: I was working at the Everglades Night Club on Broa...

1430388474539: Harry Akst, who'd written "Dinah," came to my dres...

1430388706526: I worked my way East after finishing On with the S...

1430389106103: "And now," said the master of ceremonies, "I give ...

1430389616515: The first time I sang after my throat operation wa...

1430406247792: Mr. Gumm was not only a smart lawyer who was provi...

1430406720338: Singing "Stormy Weather" proved a turning point in...

1430406968606: I was worried, a nervous wreck, when Ethel Waters ...

1430407394420: Mr. Harris came over to the theater in Philadelphi...

1430469838927: In 1935 I was co-starred with Beatrice Lillie in a...

1430470768154: While I was in Lexington I went out among the colo...

1430470972406: But it was our turn to be awed afterward, when the...

1430475415514: "Five minutes, Miss Waters." Five minutes more...

author

Charles Samuels

Ethel Waters

published in

1992

1950

publisher

Da Capo Press

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Cite as Ethel Waters and Charles Samuels, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (, 1992). http://aamr.alexanderstreet.com.libezproxy.open.ac.uk/View/497851
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