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.

cite as

Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 156. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Saint-Louis (Missouri)


Listening to

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That Da Da Strain 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 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:41:18 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 20:24:22 +0100