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What early and popular black musical introduced several singers and musicians?

When Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake opened the all-black historical musical Shuffle Along in 1921, at the 63rd Street Theater in New York City, the performance introduced to the audience singers Josephine Baker, Florence Mills, and Caterina Jarboro. Composer William Grant Still and choral director and composer (Francis) Hall Johnson were introduced as well.


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