nightclub audience in Saint-Louis (Missouri) - early 20th Century
from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, page 156:
After Detroit and Cleveland we played all of the Eastern cities except New York. When I went into Charlie Turpin's house in St. Louis, Butterbeans and Susie, my old friends, were also on the bill. Stringbeans had died, and now Butterbeans and Susie were the top standard act on the colored time. I had a new record out, "That Da Da Strain." It was a big hit, and people liked me to sing it. But Susie of Butterbeans and Susie had been doing a terrific patter with the same song, and it had stopped shows for them everywhere.
Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 156. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429789278473 accessed: 2 December, 2023
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|That Da Da Strain||performed by Ethel Waters|
|Date/Time||early 20th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|