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Sissieretta Jones : "the greatest singer of her race," 1868-1933

Author: Maureen D Lee
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, whose nickname the "Black Patti" likened her to the well-known Spanish-born opera star Adelina Patti, was a distinguished African American soprano during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Performing in such venues as Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden, Jones also sang before four U.S. presidents. In this compelling book-length biography of Jones, Maureen Donnelly Lee  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lee, Maureen D.
Sissieretta Jones
(DLC) 2011050452
(OCoLC)768480354
Named Person: Black Patti; Black Patti
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen D Lee
ISBN: 9781611172812 1611172810
OCLC Number: 835143684
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 295 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Rhode Island --
West Indies and South American tours --
"I woke up famous," 1892 --
Trouble on the horizon, 1893 --
The road to Europe, 1894-1895 --
A new career : the 1896-1897 theatrical season --
The Black Patti Troubadours, early years, 1897-1900 --
The Black Patti Troubadours, 1900-1906 --
The final troubadour years, 1906-1909 --
The Black Patti Musical Comedy Company, 1909-1914 --
The last tour, 1914-1915 --
Retirement and tributes --
Appendix A : Sissieretta Jones's selected repertoire --
Appendix B : 1901-1902 Black Patti Troubadours' tour.
Responsibility: Maureen D. Lee.
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