Based on interviews, the published accounts of her contemporaries, and contemporary newspaper articles, this biography traces the life and career of the hugely successful black singer and performer, Adelaide Hall, in the 1920s and 30s. Hall made her fortune performing in a revue on Broadway, later moving to Paris, then settling in England until her death in 1993. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR
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About the Author
Underneath a Harlem Moon is Iain Cameron Williams' first biography. He was a close friend of Adelaide Hall from 1971 until her death in 1993. Having previously worked as a musician, producer and composer, he released three records under various stage names and co-wrote the song 'Give me one more chance' that represented the United Kingdom in the 1990 International Song Festival. He lives in London's Notting Hill Gate.
Table of Contents
Introduction Preface Foreword by Fayard Nicholas and Earl Okin Part 1: Sing to the Moon and the Stars Will Shine (1901-1927)
1. Taxi for Miss Hall
2. Sing to the Moon
3. Shuffle-Along Nicely
4. I've Been Waiting for Someone Like You
5. Runnin' Wild and Free
6. The Chocolate Kiddies Come to Town
7. No Place More so Than in Harlem
8. You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet!
Part 2: Four and Twenty Blackbirds Baked in a Pie (1928-1929)
10. You're Not the Only Oyster in the Stew
11. Direct from Broadway Part 3: And the Money Came Rolling In (1930-1935)
12. Where to Now?
13. RKO, Coast to Coast
14. The Lark on Larchmont Hill
15. Lennox Avenue Blues Part 4: Someone's Sitting on My Cloud (1936-1938)
16. Paree Match
17. The Queen of Montmartre, Mr Hall and the Dukes of Deception
18. A Call from CB The Big Apple Epilogue Conclusion Letter from HD Rothschild Sources
1931/32 RKO Concert Tour Itinerary Milestones in the Career of Adelaide Hall Adelaide Hall: Recordings 1927-1938
Adelaide Hall: Films Bibliography.