Bert Williams jokebooks,

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Bert Williams jokebooks, n.d.
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Williams, Bert, 1875-1922.
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Box 1Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 190 Box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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2 vols.
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  • Shreeves, Eunice C.
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  • Egbert Austin "Bert" Williams was a comedian, vaudeville performer and actor. He teamed with George Walker from 1895 to 1909 in vaudeville as "Two Real Coons." From 1910-1919 he performed with the Ziegfeld Follies.
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Sc MG 190
Author
Williams, Bert, 1875-1922.
Title
Bert Williams jokebooks, n.d.
Summary
Volume containing lyrics to twenty songs, two of which, "Nevermo'" and "The Lee Family" were recorded by Williams on Columbia Records in 1915 and 1916 respectively. Second volume, entilted "Anecdotes, Jokes, Axioms, Proverbs, Funs and Puns..." contains over two hundred jokes or "lies" told by Williams and written down by Alex Rogers, a member of Williams' company. These dialectic stories, all of which contain a flavor of fable and black folklore, are primarily about rural or unsophisticated characters. They were first used by Williams in 1909 when he experimented in vaudeville as a solo performer, and later while Williams was a member of the Ziegfeld Follies.
Biography
Egbert Austin "Bert" Williams was a comedian, vaudeville performer and actor. He teamed with George Walker from 1895 to 1909 in vaudeville as "Two Real Coons." From 1910-1919 he performed with the Ziegfeld Follies.
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SCM 85-30.
Shreeves, Eunice C. Bequest
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Williams, Bert, 1874-1922.
Rogers, Alex, 1876-1930.
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Sc MG 190
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