Eva Taylor

Eva Taylor - vocalist

Eva Taylor (born Irene Gibbons) was a talented entertainer and Blues singer and was one of the first African-American singers to be heard on radio. She started out as child actor in a traveling revue when she joined Josephine Gassman and her Pickaninnies that toured the world visiting Europe, Australia and New Zealand between 1900 and 1920.

In 1920 she moved to New York City, where she became a popular singer in the night clubs of Harlem. The following year she married pianist, publisher and producer Clarence Williams. The couple collaborated on many projects, including dozens of songs, a musical revue called “Bottomland”, and radio programs. They remained married until Williams' death in 1965.

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