Campbell’s Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Campbell’s Minstrel Hall

Conductor(s):
Adolph Nichols [minstrel-vn]

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
20 July 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

12 Dec 1864, Evening
13 Dec 1864, Evening
14 Dec 1864, Evening
15 Dec 1864, Evening
16 Dec 1864, Evening
17 Dec 1864, Evening

Program Details

First time of Lucinda at the Soiree. Benefit of Adolph Nichols [FRI only].

Performers and/or Works Performed

3)
Composer(s): Budworth
4)
aka Dar’s de money
7)
aka Black Brigade, De; Black brigade horse cavalry
Composer(s): Emmett
Text Author: Emmett
8)
aka Deaf as a horn
Text Author: Unidentified

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Herald, 12 December 1864, 4.

      “Varied and Exciting Melange of Ethiopian Oddities—The Black Brigade.”

2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 12 December 1864, 7.

      “Another Great Programme. First appearance of Johnny Booker. First time of Lucinda at the Soiree. Dinah lee, Othello, stump speech, triple clog dance, &c., &c., &c.”

3)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 17 December 1864, 286.

      “Johnny Booker commences an engagement at Campbell’s Minstrels this evening. Among the new acts to be performed at this Hall this week are ‘Lucinda at the Soiree,’ ‘Booker’s Stump Oration,’ etc. On Friday evening, Adolph Nichols takes a benefit. ‘New Year Calls’ is in active preparation.”

4)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 17 December 1864, 287.

      Lists some works.  “Variety Solo on six instruments at the same time by the wonder Louis Meyers.  On Friday Evening, Dec. 16, Benefit of Adolph Nichols, Leader.”

5)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 17 December 1864, 7.

      “Entire troupe in a Grand Carnival of Fun.”

6)
Review: New York Clipper, 24 December 1864, 294.

      “Campell’s Minstrels were listened to last week by good houses. Johnny Booker was added to the company and made a favorable impression. The Campbellites are making great preparations for the holidays.”