Minstrel Shows

Brother Bones Minstrel Show Performance
Scatman Crothers Blackface Minstrel Comedy

Brother Bones Minstrel Show Performance

Born 1903 in Montgomery Alabama, his real name was Freeman Davis. Brother Bones played four bones in each hand and was most famous for his 1948 recording of "Sweet Georgia Brown." Read more about the history of blackface and minstrel shows at http://black-face.com

Scatman Crothers Blackface Minstrel Comedy

Scatman Crothers and F.E. Miller doing a classic "Indefinite Talk" routine in a minstrel show. Flournoy Eakin Miller (1885 - 1971) was a writer and lyricist who was also a Broadway actor and vaudeville performer who partnered with Aubrey Lyles. Miller was a pioneer in the development of African American musical theater, and later a writer on the Amos 'n' Andy Show. Read more about the history of blackface and minstrel shows at http://black-face.com