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Friday Night Entertainment – The Jessfield Club – No Cover Charge

Posted: May 14th, 2010 | No Comments »

A Friday night out in 1937 in Shanghai? – how about The Jessfield Club on Yu Yuen Road (I think). A bit out of town in the Western Roads Area but would have been a cooler spot on hot summer nights and handy for those Shanghailanders who lived out in WRA. Shanghai in the late 1930s was overflowing with Viennese artists – mostly if not all Jewish refugees of course (see my posts on the Viennese cabaret artist Lily Flohr in Shanghai previously here and here) – and the Jessfield Club had Kuno Cesoli and Feri Stick. Cesoli was a noted composer who published a lot of his compositions in the 1930s – at the Jessfield he would have undoubtedly performed his hit of 1937 – Domingo (sorry, can’t find a recording of it but will continue to try!). Feri Stick, I’m afraid, eludes me.

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