San Francisco Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
San Francisco Minstrels Hall

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
6 June 2020

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

20 Dec 1869, 8:00 PM
21 Dec 1869, 8:00 PM
22 Dec 1869, 8:00 PM
23 Dec 1869, 8:00 PM
24 Dec 1869, 8:00 PM
25 Dec 1869, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Down in the valley where the daisies grow
Composer(s): Nish
Participants:  David S. Wambold
3)
Composer(s): Butterfield
Text Author: Johnson
Participants:  Ira [minstrel] Paine
4)
5)
aka Shoo fly don't bother me; Shu fly don't bother me; Shew fly don’t bother me
Composer(s): Howard
7)
Participants:  Bobby Newcomb

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 18 December 1869, 294.

Notes Hash will premiere on 12/20/69.

2)
Announcement: New York Herald, 18 December 1869, 5.

“‘Hash’ is the savory title of the new burnt cork extravaganza to be brought out at the hall of the San Francisco Minstrels next week. It will contain a little of everything musical, including ‘Shoo, Fly.’”

3)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 19 December 1869, 12.
4)
Announcement: New-York Times, 19 December 1869, 4.
5)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 19 December 1869, 7.
6)
Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune, 20 December 1869, 3.
7)
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 22 December 1869, 7.

“Abundance of amusement is offered by the San Francisco Minstrels, and we are pleased to observe that it is not offered in vain.” Notes Hash.

8)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 25 December 1869, 303.
9)
Review: New York Clipper, 01 January 1870, 310, col. 4.

Notes that Hash is a “regular olla podrida of nonsense, twenty minutes being occupied by those engaged in it having a lot of fun among themselves, with a boxing match, upsetting one another, and the development of a few tricks, two or three of which are cleverly done… Previous to the pantomime David Wambold and Ira Paine sang ‘The Daisy Valley’ and ‘When You and I were Young, Maggie,’ both of whom were most deservedly encored. In the olio Johnny Queen and Billy West do the ‘Shoo Fly’ very well, and Bobby Newcomb’s songs and dances, and his imitations of Lisa Weber, Irma and Lotta, took well. There was a falling off in the attendance the past week.”