Vaudevillians #13


Bill Robinson

5 comments:

Fred said...

I knew a man Bojangles and he danced for you in worn out shoes.

Mac said...

Damndest thing when his dog upped and died.

swac said...

Weirdly, I interviewed NY singer songwriter Willie Nile a month or so ago, and he told me about his grandfather who was a vaudeville pianist who played regularly for both Robinson and Eddie Cantor. According to Nile, his grandfather got a Christmas card every year from Bojangles, and when his grandfather died, Cantor paid tribute to him on his radio show.

Interesting considering the recent Cantor post as well...

STARTOONZ said...

That's a great song , and I bought the record by The Nitty-Gritty Dirt Band when it came out,... but, I don't think the real Mr. Bojangles EVER danced in worn out shoes.

STARTOONZ said...

,...Quite a spiffy dresser he was!