in New York - the 1930's

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, page 220:

Singing "Stormy Weather" proved a turning point in my life. My love life, my marriage, was being stormy as hell just then. I felt I was working my heart out and getting no happiness. "Stormy Weather" was the perfect expression of my mood, and I found release in singing it each evening. When I got out there in the middle of the Cotton Club floor I was telling the things I couldn't frame in words. I was singing the story of my misery and confusion, of the misunderstandings in my life I couldn't straighten out, the story of the wrongs and outrages done to me by people I had loved and trusted.…   more >>
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Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 220. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430406720338 accessed: 27 October, 2021

location of experience: New York

Listening to

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Stormy Weather
written by Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
performed by Ethel Waters

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:12:00 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 11:53:49 +0100