Appeared on the second episode of "Soul Free," a syndicated religious program produced by the Billy Graham
Ministries. Waters was interviewed by the program's host Dr. Ralph Bell
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I guess singing is the traditional outlet for the colored people. The very thing that is paramount in my mind I can find expression for in just humming a song. But, of course, there is solid prayer for other things in my mind. Oh, I can get angry and curse a little (of course, the Lord look the other way). I don't take the Lord's name in vain, don't get that idea. But I have a vocabulary without ...
She recorded her first two songs, "The New York Glide" and "At the New Jump Steady Ball," in 1921 on the Cardinal Record label. That same year, she was the first artist to record for Black Swan, W.C. Handy
's record label. By the early 1930s, she had introduced fifty song hits.
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