Saturday, July 16, 2016

Blossom Seeley 125 -- July 16, 2016
Vaudeville singer Blossom Seeley was born in San Francisco 125 years ago today, on 16-July-1891.  She helped to introduce many audiences to ragtime and jazz.

I remember her appearing in San Francisco during the 1970s. 

Seeley and her frequent partner Benny Fields appeared in a 1927 Vitaphone short.  Warner Brothers produced hundreds of these shorts to play with their features, which were making the transition from synchronized accompaniment to all-talking movies.

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