January 25, 1896 - November 1, 1927


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Musical feature

For sensational information about the new Shuffle Along (which made Florence famous) go to the News link above
To celebrate this exciting development, this month's musical feature brings back

Susie Warmington's excellent YouTube rendition of Florence's Shuffle Along hit:

I'm Craving for That Kind of Love

For information on Susie's recent recording see:


Also lots of good stuff of hers on YouTube

Susie's voice is the closest thing I have heard to how I think Florence Mills would have sounded


          Florence Mills: Month by Month
    1919    With Panama Trio @ Pantages, Portland Oregon
    1920    With Tennessee Ten in show Folly Town at Pittsburgh
    1923    Returns home to USA after holiday in Paris with U S Thompson and Willie Covan
    1924    Broadcasts over Station WGN, Chicago, with Dixie to Broadway cast
    1924    Dixie to Broadway starts two week run @ Academy Theatre, Baltimore
    1926    Visa for entry to UK granted at Paris; enters UK by sea at Dover
    1926    Blackbirds opens at London Pavilion. Florence attends celebratory party @ Kit Kat Club
    1927    Attends American Legion function in Paris with Alberta Hunter & Nettie Compton
    1927    Performs on Ile de France liner in shipboard Gala Concert for Mayor Jimmy Walker
    1927    Arrives home to New York for last time to tumultous reception, bigger than Jimmy Walker’s

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 If any of you Florence Mills fans are  interested in chess you may like to check out my other book
See: The Doeberl Cup: Fifty Years of Australian Chess History