nightclub audience in New York City - early 20th Century

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, page 126:

At Edmond's I sang each night the numbers I'd done at the Lincoln --"Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble," "St. Louis Blues," Minor's Blues," and "I Want to Be Somebody's Baby Doll so I Can Get My Lovin' All the Time." Though I often look back on that time as the happiest in my life, working in that cellar was like my tour. There was no set closing time, and once again I was working until unconscious. We'd report at nine o'clock at night and sometimes not get out of there until eight, or even ten, the next morning. Yet we'd make only three or four appearances a night. We always had to wait for our turn to …   more >>

cite as

Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 126. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428236554995 accessed: 22 October, 2021

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Listening to

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Chinese Blues performed by Ethel Waters
I Want to Be Somebody's Baby Doll so I Can Get My Lovin' All the Time performed by Ethel Waters
Minor's Blues performed by Ethel Waters
Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble performed by Ethel Waters
St. Louis Blues performed by Ethel Waters

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gill on Sun, 05 Apr 2015 13:22:35 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 19:30:42 +0100