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Maggie Jones, "The Texas Nightingale," was born Fae Barnes in Texas around 1900. She first showed up in New York in 1922 and joined the black vaudeville circuit on the TOBA. By 1926 she was in Clarence Muse's company and was singing in the Hall Johnson choir. Maggie Jones was part of the touring company of the show Blackbirds of 1928 in which she appeared with Bill Robinson. Ultimately she returned to Texas and appeared in her own revue in Fort Worth -- she is also known to have... Read more

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