[Dixielandjazz] Tank Town Jamboree

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Tue Sep 9 02:48:58 PDT 2008

Dear Bob and all,
'Tan Town Topics' was a 1926 Plantation Revue which played the  
Lafayette Theater theatre for 3-4 weeks and several more weeks touring  
the eastern TOBA circuit, including the Royal Theater, Baltimore and  
the Grand Theater, Chicago. Fats Waller and Spencer Williams wrote the  
score which included "Senorita Mine" and "Charleston Hound". Adelaide  
Hall was in the cast.
There also appears to have been a 1925 revue of the same name which  
included Ethel Waters and Josephine Baker.
I also have a reference indicating that this was the the original name  
for Fat's smash hit 1929 show 'Hot Chocolates', but doubt this.
Singer Victoria Spivey toured with a 'Tan Town Topics' show through  
Oklahoma and Texas in 1933.
Kind regards,

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