Watson Sisters (1895-1949)
Last updated: 31.07.22
p_watsonsis.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, The Watson Sisters, Kitty (1886-1967) and Fanny (1885-1970) were both a sister act and a comedy duo.
As children they sang in the old variety and burlesque styles and then as teens the vaudeville. They were top-of-the-bill at Palace Theatre, New York in 1915 and played a Royal Command performance in London in 1927. In the 1930s they were making movie shorts.
Of vaudeville interest is Come Down Mister Moon Man (1912) music Albert von Tilzer words by Lew Brownand published by The York Music Co., New York, USA the front cover of which displays the sisters' portrait.
Websites:
url15.gif The Watson Sisters: Rare Comedy Sister Act Brief biography by Travalanche  

     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif When You See Another Sweetie Hanging Around (1919) W. Donaldson (music)
Sam M. Lewis (words)
J. Young (words)
Watson Sisters (perf.)
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pdf15.gif Down South Everybody's Happy (1917) H. Paley (music)
Nat Vincent (words)
Watson Sisters (perf.)
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pdf15.gif Ghost of a Rag (1912), The A. von Tilzer (music)
L. Brown (words)
Watson Sisters (perf.)
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     Title Composer/Song
     
youtube15.jpg I'm Playing With Fire (1933) (5:04) I. Berlin
This list is arranged by composer and contains 11 works performed by Watson Sisters who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m) ER
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
perf15.jpg My Bird of Paradise (1915) Irving Berlin(w&m) Helen Louise (perf.)
Frank Ferera (perf.)
B. Seeley (perf.)
Watson Sisters (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Mr. Jazz, Himself (1917) Irving Berlin(w&m) Watson Sisters (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg I'm Playing With Fire (1932) Irving Berlin Watson Sisters (perf.)
perf15.jpg Do the Funny Foxtrot (1914) Earl Carroll H. Carroll (co-author)
Watson Sisters (perf.)
John & Mae Burke (perf.)
Evelyn Nesbit (perf.)
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perf15.jpg When You See Another Sweetie Hanging Around (1919) Walter Donaldson Sam M. Lewis (words)
Joe Young (words)
Watson Sisters (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Down South Everybody's Happy (1917) Hermann Paley Nat Vincent (words)
Watson Sisters (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Good Night Mr. Moon (1911) Albert von Tilzer Eli Dawson (words)
Watson Sisters (perf.)
Ellison & Gretta Mack (perf.)
Sully & Hussy (perf.)
Clara Inge (perf.)
Marguerite Farrel (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Come Down Mister Moon Man (1912) Albert von Tilzer Lew Brown (words)
Watson Sisters (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Ghost of a Rag (1912), The Albert von Tilzer Lew Brown (words)
Watson Sisters (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Down South (1917) Nat H. Vincent Herman Paley (words)
Watson Sisters (perf.)
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