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George "Honey Boy" Evans
George Evans (10 March 1870 5 March 1915) known as "Honey Boy" Evans was a Welsh-born songwriter, comedian, entertainer, and musician active in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Evans was born in Pontlottlyn, Wales in 1870. In 1910, he bought the Cohan & Harris Minstrels organization for $25,000, that were known as the Honey Boy Minstrels.

Among other songs, he co-wrote "In the Good Old Summer Time". He had a well known minstrel show troupe, the "Honey Boy Minstrels". He debuted The Memphis Blues on vaudeville.

He died at Union Baptist Hospital in Baltimore of stomach cancer on 5 March 1915.

Partial discography
Songs

  • "I'll Be True to My Honey Boy"
  • "Come Take a Trip in My Airship"
  • "Standing on the Corner Didn't Mean No Harm"
  • "Down Where the Watermelon Grows"

Obituary in The New York Times. March 6, 1915



 

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