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Bobby Edwards, the Troubadour of Greenwich Village (14)

January 18th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Our Edwards fiesta draws to a close now.  I’d like to leave with an intriguing note for the Forteans out there: in 1915, Theodore Dreiser threw a party for Edgar Lee Masters.  Fort attended; and Bobby Edwards entertained on his ukulele.  A photographer from the New York World was also there; I may have to scroll through some microfilm and dig it up.

And I’ll add this clip from an article called “Tribute to a Troubadour,” written by Allen Churchill for the Greenwich Village Lantern in 1960.


And, finally, remember Edwards’ watchword: “Eternal Villageance is the price of liberty!”

(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: Bobby Edwards · Ukulele

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mamie // Jan 18, 2011 at 1:34 am

    The beats….what would he say now?!?!?

  • 2 Angela // Jan 20, 2011 at 10:19 am

    oh silly Mamie…. “now” is 1960.

    Thanks for the fiesta Doug. The Greenwich Village had some great characters: Bobby, Dirty Joe, Crump, The Gypsy and her crazy Doctor husband and that pirate guy…. I hope you uncover more material.

    Until then….be Villageant!

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