Thursday, June 04, 2009

Unlikely Lovecraft was there?

Saul Bernstein, manager of Irving Berlin Music and who greeted everyone he met with “How’s your mother?”, offered Al Jolson a number called ‘My Mammy’. On 31 January 1921 at the Shubert-Majestic Theatre in Providence, the song became another show stopper and soon became Jolson’s theme song.
A interesting anecdote, and one wonders what Lovecraft would have made of it. Not a jazz fan, nor a fan of much modern music, he would have probably blanched.

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