Miss Swing: Ethel Bruneau from Harlem to Rockhead's

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Miss Swing: Ethel Bruneau from Harlem to Rockhead's
Abstract
Ethel Mae Waterman arrived in Montreal from Harlem, New York, in 1953 when she was seventeen years old, already an experienced entertainer. Montreal at this time had an international reputation for its thriving nightlife and jazz scene, with (according to Ms. Waterman) 980 clubs on St. Catherine Street alone. Ms. Waterman was soon employed as a singer and tap dancer in such clubs as Rockhead's Paradise, on the corner of St. Antoine and Mountain. She was called "Miss Swing" and "The Queen of Afro-Cuban." She stayed in Montreal, marrying Henri Bruneau, and performing into the early 1970s.
Publication
Quebec Heritage News
Volume
Vol. 7
Issue
no. 1
Pages
13-15
Date
Winter 2013
Language
en
Citation
Stevens, Lys. “Miss Swing: Ethel Bruneau from Harlem to Rockhead’s.” Quebec Heritage News Vol. 7, no. 1 (Winter 2013): 13–15.
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