Ada Brown et al. in Harlem - the 1910's

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, page 138:

Snow was giving me the right steer. The Shuffle Along producers still classed me as a Fifth Avenue honky-tonk performer. Unlike downtown, where Fifth Avenue is considered elegant and very brownstone, in Harlem it was the street of about-to-be-forgotten entertainers. This baffled me because so many great Negro acts continued to come to Edmond's to see me, people like Earl Dancer and Cora Green, who were playing the white time; Butterbeans and Susie, already a solid standard act; Radcliff and Radcliff; Buck and Bubbles, who were about my age but already sensational with the Keith people; …   more >>
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Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 138. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429105375248 accessed: 2 December, 2022

location of experience: Harlem

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Date/Time the 1910's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:42:55 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 19:56:34 +0100