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 1989

Riis, Thomas L.
Just before jazz : black musical theater in New York, 1890-1915
London: Institution Press, 1989, 309 p.


The above item has biographical information on:

  Cole, Bob [Robert Allen] (b. 1863 d. 1911)   lyricist, composer
  Cook, Will Marion (b. 1869 d. 1944)   composer, director
  Dudley, Hapsy [Sherman Houston] (b. 1872 d. 1940)   vaudeville entertainer, manager
  Hill, John Leubrie (b. 1869 d. 1916)   songwriter, producer
  Hogan, Ernest (b. 1860 d. 1909)   cast, composer
  Johnson, J. Rosamond [John Rosamund] (b. 1873 d. 1954)   composer, singer
  Johnson, James Weldon (b. 1871 d. 1938)   composer, lyricist
  Jones, Sissieretta (b. 1869 d. 1933)   soprano
  Mitchell, Abbie (b. 1884 d. 1960)   cast, librettist
  Walker, Aida Overton (b. 1880 d. 1914)   cast, choreographer
  Walker, George (b. 1873 d. 1911)   cast, vaudeville entertainer
  Williams, Bert (b. 1874 d. 1922)   cast, comedian

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