On this day...

P.W. Fenton pwfenton@GATE.NET
Sun Jun 14 10:18:30 EDT 1998

On this day in 1923, Bessie Smith, accompanied by Fletcher Henderson on
piano, recorded "Bleeding Heart Blues", "Lady Luck Blues", and "Yodeling
Blues" for Columbia Records in New York City.

On this day in 1939, a variety special called "The Ethel Waters Show",
appeared on NBC.  It was the first time an African American appeared on
television.  Commercial television broadcasts debuted that year at the 1939
World's Fair in New York City.

P.W. Fenton
Tampa, Florida

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