Bryants’ Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Mechanic's Hall

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
22 March 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

04 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM
05 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM
06 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM
07 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM
08 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM
09 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Seedy musicians; Old time's rocks; Old times' rocks; Old times rock
3)
aka Echo ghost; Ghost echo
4)
Composer(s): McNally [composer, conductor, minstrel]
Text Author: Reed
5)
aka Monster tin panonion; Monster concert tin-pan-on-ion; Grand tin-pan-on-ion; Grand tinpanonion; Grand Tin Pano-ni-on; Tin-pan-o-ni-on; Tin-Pan O-Ni-On concert
6)
aka Johnny Schmoker ("Pilly Willy Wink" in refrain.); Pillwillywink Band; Johani Schmoker
7)
aka Perfect cure
8)
aka Pompey's blunders!
9)
aka U. S. Grant; USG; plantation festival scene; US Grant; Ulysses S. Grant
Composer(s): Emmett
Text Author: Emmett

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 03 January 1864.
“First time of the Plantation Festival Scene U.S.G.”
2)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 09 January 1864, 307.
“We do believe the Bryants have been at our poetry machine. . . . They bring out a new plantation festival scene this evening, called ‘U.S.G.,’ and here is the burthen [sic] of the song – ‘U. stands for Union, U.S. for Uncle Sam, but U.S.G. it just suits me, or any other man; He dug a trench round Vicksburg, and, sure as you’re alive, he’ll dig one more round the White House door, in 1865.’ Unselfish reader, wouldn’t you take that for ours?  Have a care, boys, have a care how you trifle with our poetic machine.”
3)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 09 January 1864, 310.
Performers.