January 25, 1896 - November 1, 1927


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Musical feature

When I first heard Susie Warmington's YouTube version of Florence Mills' hit tune from "Shuffle Along"
I'm Craving for That Kind of Love
I was so impressed by it as probably one of the best attempts at representing how Florence might have sounded, that I featured it here. Now I am doing it again, because Susie has just released an album that is well worth a listen - details here:
Susie's album
Susie's version of "I Don't Know Enough About You" compares well with the great Peggy Lee version. You can download the five tunes on the album for a mere $8.00

                                      Florence Mills: Month by Month

1919    With Panama Trio @ Pantages, Seattle, week of August 25
1921    Florence joins cast of Shuffle Along
    1923    Opens in In Dover Street to Dixie @ London Pavilion
    1924    In Dixie to Broadway @ Apollo, Atlantic City
    1924    Florence turns down Ziegfeld offer of starring role in Ziegfeld Follies
    1926    Big hit in In Blackbirds of 1926 @ Champs Elysees, Paris
    1926    Opens in summer season at Kursaal Casino in Ostend Belgium
Gives special birthday party for Kid Thompson at La Palermo restaurant in Montmartre
    1927    Florence gives farewell press statement  to British public on injustice of color bar
    1927    Spends 15 days convalescence in Baden Baden, Germany before   final return to USA

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