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By ALVIN MOSES FOR ASP
Wow York, Feb. 1—Eari Hines,
kta wizard of the piano whom
^hfcatfoang add the world at large
rate among the first throe expo •
wants of “jazz" pianology, captur
ed upper New York, Friday af
ternoon, “Upper Now York" as this
eaaunentaitfOr refers to it, is that
sartor Chat houses some half a
■Million folk of African ancestry,
tatter known as Harlem.
With the Hines aggregation of
magical artists came gracious
JHAN ELDRIDGE, built along the
ssms lines of lovely ETTA MO
TEN, and possessor of no little of
the stage and e nema star’s sing
It was “Father's” (that’s what
tfcey nicknamed Earl) first appear
ance here in a year ,and to say
that Apollo theatre patron? took
the building apart after he had
warmed into his special piano num
bers 3 stating the situation mildly.
Backstage after all the trumpet
ing and dance numbers were for
gotten memories, we chatted for
15 pleasant minutes with the girl
who has been styled by some a
counterpart of Ethel Waters and
Maxine Sullivan. When Jean Eld
ri4gu talks about “JEAN" she re
flects a background that instantly
coojures to mind the queenly line
«f women in whose ve'ns course the
blood of the QUEEN OF SHEBA.
Two years in buffalo with our fri
end JIMMY PERKINS’ Band, dur
ing which nationally known critics
rater her “top?” served to be the
magnet that caught on with Earl
Hines. One need net be a writer
«r forecaster to quote unqualifiedly
JEAN ELDRIDGH WIL LBE A
TOP HEADLINER, JUST AS
LONG AS SHE CARES TO
CARRY ON AS SHE DID THIS
WBEK AT THE FAMOUS APO
A few seasons &go Hines intro
daaed to New Yorkers a dancing
team (SONNY & SONNY) which
Mu writer then predicted would
i-aaa aietfly towards the topmost
rtmg of their chosen profesison.
itometrmes like the rest of the
kmiei family, we’re given to the
vw« of superlatives or as our fri
ends of Phi Beta Kappa key fame
After 27 minutes of tap dancing
which overshadowed anything
t.ieso poor eyes have noted during
the past decade of theatre coverage
wn’ra prone be state that: “IT
MAY BELONG IN THE REALM
OF UNDERSTATEMENT to say.
SONNY tt SONNY can still dance.
The line forms on the right for
teams who rate on a par ty with
thess two youngster brought into
tho dazzling glare of the calcium
h(p Mart (Father) Hines, but these
two, head the liae.
A letter dropped out at our mail
pouch from a weekly visitor to
tho theatre that houses the nation’s
foremost colored stage stars. Lu
cille Walker, comely mis a from
Phoebu3 Va., now making New
York her home, requests a story
on PORTER GRAINGER, one of
tho greatest arrangers, producers
and mus'cal score director, we have
produced in the past quarter cen
tury- W-9 answer Miss Walker, by
stating, he;' order is a big one call
ing fa.- much research ind mid
nito oil burning', and that we’ll do
our best to oblige in our next re
By H. J. HOUSER for ANP
The Mowing listing is in effect
for tho week of Fob. 5 only! All
time shown is Eastern Time. Sub
tract 1 hour for Central time; 2
hours for Mountain time and 3
hours for West Coast time.
CAB CALLOWAY, CBS—Mon.,
Thurs., 11:30 P. M. ((Cotton club,
•CHARIOTEERS— NBC blue on1
Tues., 8:15 P. M. NBC Red—Sat. I
10:45 A. M. (Vocal quartet)
DEEP RIVER BOYS—CBS— j
East and South only! Mon. Tuee.,1
Wdi, Thurs., 8:15 A. M.; CBS
(West only) Fri., 11:15 A. M.; CBS
—South only. Sunday 10:30 A. M.
JIMMY DUDLEY — WTMJ —
(620 k) Mon., Wed., Fri., 1:30 P.!
M.—eaxaphon© aokriat with tfc©
Rhythm Rascals from Milwaukee,
k) Fri.' 1 A. M. Sat., 11 P. M.
(Small's Paradise, NYC)
Blue Mon., 12:30 A. M. Thurs.,
Sat, 5 P. M. (Savoy, NFC)
BC Red—except West Coast Sun.,
and Mon., 12:30 A. M.—WENR
(870 k) Sun., thru Fri., 11:30 P.
M. (WMAQ 670 k) Tues, Fri.,
13:30 A. M. Sat 12 midnite (Grand
Terrace Cafe Chicago)
k) Thurs. 11 P. M (pianist and
LES HITE)—KEHE—-(Loe Aa
geles( scattered schedule (Cloh
JAM SESSION—.WNEW (125k) '
—Wed ,6 P.M. (Famous guest in-1
CHARI IE JOHNSON WAAF— j
(920 k) Sat., 1 2noon (Duke of
tho like from Chicago)
KING COLE JESTERS NBC -
blua-- Sunday 8:30 P. M. Instru
mental and vocal group.
PALMER BROTHERS in ‘Jive
at Five" WNEW (1250 k) Tues., I
and Thurs., 6 P. M.
ERSKINE TATE -WIND (560
k)—Nitely 12:45 A. M. (Walka
thon, Coliseum, Chicago)
SATURDAY NIGHT SWING
CLUB, CBS Sat., 6:30 P. M. (Guest
of thu calibre of Roy Elir dge and
Duko Ellington are aired weekly.
NOBT E SISSIiE—NRC BLUE—
Sun. 11 P. M. Tues , 11 P. M. (Dia
mond H r'e IT.' e Tar, NYC)
VAC YRCNDS—Club matinee—
NBC Blue, M >n., thru Sat., 4 P. M.
FATS WALLER, WNEW (126
k) Tues., 9:30 P. M.; Wed, 1:30
A M. Thurs.. 11 P. M.“ Yatch
HERMAN WALDER, KCMO—
Kansas City, Nitely 11:15 P. M.;
NBC Blue, Thurs., 11:30 P. M. Fri.
and Sat., 12 midnight, NBC Red
Wed. 11:30 P. M. (Park Central,
BILLY WRIGHT — WRBM —
(770 k) Sun., thru Thurs., 1 A. U.
Fri., 1:15 A. M.; Sat, 2 A M.
(Town Club, 'Oicero, 111.)
TEDDY WILSON and LIONEL
HAMPTON with BENNY GOOD
MAN’S ORK—CBS, Tue*., 9:80 P.
INSPIRATIONAL, VARIETY t
ALL NATIONS PENTECOS
TAL dRUHOH -WCFL (970 k)
Sun., midnite to 1 A. It.
AMATEUR NITE IN BRONZE
VILLE—WIND (660 k) Wed., 9:30
r. M. to 10:30 P, M. (Regal Thea
AMATEUR NITE IN HARLEM
—WMCA— (670 k) Wed. 11 P. M.
to 12 midnite (Apollo theatre,
MAJOR BOWLES AMATEUR
HOUR—QBS Thursday 9 P. M.
Los Angeles, Tues., 9 P. M. Weat
'Coast time (12 midnite)
Blue—Wed.. 9 P. M. (Fisk Jubilee
BEGONIA MERRY WEATHER
-•WNEW (1250 fc) Mou. thru Sat.,1
9 A. M. (NYC)
N EGRO HOU R — K EH B— Los
Aleglos Thurs. 1 A M. 10 P. M.
on West Coast.
ROCHESTER, JACK BENNY’S
RADIO VALET—NBC RED, Sun.
7 F. M. (Rebroadcast for West
coast, 11:30 P. M.
SO UTH ERN AI RES, A VOCAL
QUARTET NBC Blue — Sun.,
u ;30 Thurs. and Fri., 12 noon.
TALES FROM HARLEM with
JOE BOSTIC- -WNEW (1250 k)
Fri . 8:30 P. M.
RUDY VALLEE VARIETY
HOUR- -NBC Uol, Thurs., 8 P. M.
(Prominent colored truest artists
arc frequently Heard)
VINE STREET VARIETIES
WHB (860 k) Snt 4 P. M. Kansas
TAI ES FROM HARLEM with
JOE BOSTIC WNEW (1250 k)
Fri. 8:30 P. M.
WE THE PEOPLE—CBS Tues.
9 F. M. (A parade of real life
persons representing every creed
WINGS OVER JORDAN—CBS,
Sun., 9:30 A. M. (Prominent speak
er and choral group)
KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS
CBS indicates the Columbia
Broadcasting System; MBS Mutal
Broadcasting System; NBC Red or
Blue, National Broadcasting Co.
(K) is the abbreviation for kilo
Oonsult your individual local net
work atabiom for broadcasts listed
•ubtmcting time given, EST, to
your own time aone.
An "iron lung”", one of the most
dramatic machine* used by modern
science, will be demonstrated at
(Che 1939 California World’s Fair.
ANOTHER MEMBER FOR
"GONE WITH THE WIND”
Butterfly McQueen, heroine of
New York’s Harlem because of her
meteoric rise from factory work
i to success on the Broadway stajfo,
yesterday came to Hollywood to
become Scarlett O'Hara’s personal
maid, Prissy, in David 0. Selanick’s
“Gone with the Wind.”
It is Butterfly s first motion
picture assignment. Just two
years ago, this girl who is still in
her 'teens was folding, pressing
and packing underwear in a New
York factory. But when George
Abbott was casting an all colored
show, "Brown Sugar," Butterfly
whoso actcal name is Thelma,
boldly applied for one of the roles
and landed it. This led to the role
of Jenny, the maid, in "Brother
Ra*", and another prominent part
in ‘What a Life’ the show »he left
so she could play in "Gone with
Sel7,nick's east for the film v«r
i sion of Margaret Mitchell’s novel
is headed by Vivien Leigh, as
Scarlett O’Harra; Clark Gable as
lthctt Butler; Leslie Howard, as
AsMey Wilkes, and Olivia DeHav
illand r*' Melanie Wilkes. The pic
ture to be directed by George Cu
ko ■ will be filmed in technicolor.
lor her role as a maid, Butter
f'y has more than stage exper-!
;once. While she was studying to
I p. nurst at the Lincoln Training'
School ir .'he Bronx, she worked
p d'mestic. After giv'ng tm
t’ i idea of nur. ing, Butterfly
found, a job in a factory, and on
tho side served as a reporter for
the Harlem Eagle. She always
harbored the idea she could act,
so she took part in any amateur
theatrical that came along
Butterfly was bom in Tampa,
Florida, and has lived in Augusta,
Georgia; Babylon, Ijong Island and
New York City.
SEEKS TO POPULIZE SONGS
BY NEGRO COMPOSERS
Etta Moten to Feature All-Negro
Program in Philadelphia Recital
Philadelphia, Fdb. 1—When Et
tp. Moten, famed concert, radio and
screen personality, frivos her aong
recital at McDowell Memorial
'Community Presbyterian Church,
here MonfcJay evening, Feb. 13, ahe
will inaugurate something new in
major concert presentations by giv
ing an all-Negro program.
Her renditions will range from j
the severest classics by composers
like Coleridge Taylor, Harry Bur-j
leigh, Nathaniel Dett, William
Grant Still and William Danrson,;
to compositions by James Weldon
Johnson. Mrs. Florence B. Price,
J. C. Johnson, Margaret Bonds,
Duke Ellington and Eva Jessye.
The program will also include
Creole Negro melodies and songs
by other composers who have used
Negro poems or the Negro idiom
as well as the traditional sp'ri-1
tuala of which Miss Mo ten is an
“We know too little of the works
of our own composers,” said Miss
Moten, whose singing of German,
French anil Italian has won high
praise from leading critics of the
nation, “‘and so I am devoting
this season to an effort to bring
greater recognition to scene of the
loveliest song wr'tten which have
sprung from the pens of our own
“I havo been greatly stimulated
she continued, "by the apprecia
tioo for this music which depicts
the Negro life so fully which hi*
been shown by both colored wed
white audiences north and south
for whom I hare sun# this, year."
Mias Moten is appearing here
under the auspices of the Ddtowell
Community Center, 21st and 0»
lumbid Are., Rer. Arthur E. Ran
kin, pastor Miss Margaret Bond*
noted Chios go pianist, will be Ur
Tha $1,200,000 Chinese con-er
atua at the 1039 World's Fair r«
Treasure Island, will cover »e**a
Wells Fargo Bank of San Fraa
cisco will celebrate its 87th birth
day with a historical pageant at
the 1939 Cal fornia World’s Fair
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By Arthur A. Penn
BIRTH OF A SONG
From ASCAP Files
By Joseph R. Fliesler and Paul Carruth
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ARTHUR A. PENN, British bom but • native and citizen of
America for nearly four decades, is e descendant of
WSiem, the Quaker. Hi* father wee a Fellow of the Royal
Arthur «u brought to America by Representative Sol
Bloom, and tried to *efl hit “nice” tengt, without tuccett, in
thota ragtime days.
So ho loft for Son Fran^itco. and itarted a pubtthing
boose of hit own, to prove hit taoriot. He failed and had just
enough money left to go to Chicago.
H wa* twenty year* before he really succeeded a* a aom
poter. The inspiration for ''Smilin' Through" came on a roil*
An advertising poster suggested the melody, which he
wrote on the back of an envelope in twenty minutes. Pub
lishers refused the song.
(Music Features & PhtJto Syfitficutf* -Rw*.
Penn interested the singer, Remold Vv'erren. ath, and it
was his rendition that started the song on it» way.
Since then the song and title have been used in a play,
morion pictures, etc. It v»as performed at President Roose
velt's B;ithday Party.
Penn, now a resident of New London, Conn., it a metnc <■
of the American Society of Composer*, Authors and puq
lishers and continues to write his "nice" songs fo» the
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