mullen

I could love you in a steam heat flat / words by Vincent Bryan ; music by J.B. Mullen. For voice and piano. Caption title. First line of text: Miss Mandy Johnson loved a man. First line of chorus: I don’t want to wait beneath the shelt'ring palms. Cover ill.: African American couple sitting on top of a radiator, his arm around her with a sign overhead reading, Notice to tenants, there will be plenty of steam all next summer. Photos of Rita Redmond and Harry Von Tilzer. On cover: 5. At bottom of p. 5: Lawson & Teller Co., New York, printed by E.A. Stege Co., New York. Ad with part of song, My little Coney Isle by Andrew B. Sterling and Harry Von Tilzer on back cover. Harry Von Tilzer Music Pub. Co., 1903.

  • Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library