Sophie Tucker at the Orpheum, Winnipeg, week beginning Monday, 9 October 1916.
'Excellent entertainment is to be found in the bill presented at the Orpheum this week. Sophie Tucker, who styles herself "The Mary Garden of Rag-Time," is featured in a turn which exploits the lady in a number of catchy songs, all of which she renders with considerable mimetic ability. Miss Tucker is assisted by a quintette of clever instrumentalists who add quite an effective musical setting to her songs. One is at a loss, however, to understand why Miss Tucker should resort to the cheap trick of burlesquing the French national anthem after announcing that she would sing a patriotic song. No doubt the lady's intentions were of the best but the present is no time for introducing here this sort of thing. Apart from this Miss Tucker's work was of a distinctly clever and artistic character and throughout appreciated by the audience who gave a genuine ovation.'
(Manitoba Free Press, Manitoba, Winnipeg, Tuesday, 10 October 1916, p.4c)
'Billowy Comedienne Jazz Feast at the New Palace [Fort Wayne, Thursday, 13 September 1917].
'Folks who like their songs and instrumental numbers jazzed will find in Sophie Tucker, the bedimpled, billowy comedienne and her Jazz band at the New Palace a veritable jazz feast. Sophie walks the dog, sings about herself, her act, her Jazz Band, loving Johnny, Dixie and a half score other things in the course of a syncopated number that finds the Tuckerian jazz band scattered over the entire stage and Sophie herself flitting through some dance steps.
'The name Sophie Tucker evidently is no stranger to loyal vaudeville goers, for at both performances yesterday her appearance were signals for storms of applause which some actors might envy after finishing their work.'
(The Fort Wayne Daily News, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Friday, 14 September 1917, p.6b)
'Sophie Tucker at Orpheum
'Wednesday [9 January 1918]
'Sophie Tucker has lots of new ideas, new songs and new gowns this season. Miss Tucker is known to change her act each season. She is a comedian whose professional religion is originality and her mind is always at work on something new. "The Mary Garden of Jazzocopation" or the female "Ty Cobb" of vaudeville, has acquired stage ease and a manner of supercilious poise that becomes her beaming countenance, her professional and her chubby cheery lines.'
(The Lincoln Daily Star, Lincoln, Nebraska, Sunday, 13 January 1918, News and editorial, Music, Theater and Motion Pictures section, p.12a)
'New York, Friday, 13 February 1920.
'The rival firms of Sophie Tucker and Jazz Band and Ted Lewis and Jass Band, have future plans that lead along different routes. Sophie, with her five syncopated monarchs and over-done Yiddish bypalys, has organized a new act that opened at Keith's Alhambra.
'"One year with Sophie tucker," she states, pointing to her nasal-toned cornetist, "and he rides in his own limousine." We have always known Sophie was modest.
'Ted Lewis is working on different lines. After five years of jazz success in Gotham, Ted has given warning that he will jump freight trains to Philadelphia where he will open at the Schubert theater. It was five years ago and on a freight train that Ted came to New York, he states, without a dime in his pocket. He's going to leave the same way in order not to change his luck.'
(Paul M. Sarazan, Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, Nevada, Saturday, 14 February 1920, p.14a)
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