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[Williams, Bert and George Nash Walker]

I'm a Jonah man; Williams and Walker's crowning success sung at every performance of their latest musical production "In Dahomey", words and music by Alex. Rogers

Jos. W. Stern & Co., New York. 1903, 8p., 11x14 inch sheet music with photo of the two vaudevillians on the front wrap, red and blue on white, minor edgewear, generally very good. The two comedians had their start in San Francisco, where they met in 1895. "For sixteen years, theirs was a remarkable fellowship of two ... together the two men discovered in themselves and one another unique comic personalities. In a string of successful shows ... they captivated audiences with their highly charged, rapid-fire brand of hysterics and became the first internationally famous team of black stars in the history of American entertainment." - Logan, p. 653. Walker became ill in 1907, dropping out of show business, while Williams went on to stardom in the Ziegfield Follies

Cat.No: 150789

Price: $125.00

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