Adelaide Hall et al. in New York City - early 20th Century

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, page 149:

That fall I again worked for Edmond. Adelaide Hall, who was then rehearsing for Shuffle Along, came to see us almost nightly. She would do a number on the floor. Adelaide had a lovely, soft voice, and after singing a sentimental song she'd go into a flatfoot-time buck with much beating and stomping. Also in the show was Chippie Hill, who was so recently "discovered" by a lot of Johnny-Come-Lately Columbuses. Poor Chippie was killed in a car accident only a few days before I wrote these words. Her acclamation, unfortunately, came too late to do her much good.

cite as

Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 149. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: New York City


Adelaide Hall
dancer, Singing
Ethel Waters
dancer, Singing

Listening to

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Popular Song performed by Adelaide Hall, Bertha "Chippie" Hill, 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 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:40:49 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 20:17:20 +0100