by Red Cell
Bert Williams 1874-1922
“The funniest man I ever saw and the saddest man I ever knew.” – W.C. Fields
I believe that Bert Williams is a forgotten genius. In the early 1900s, he was one of the most popular singers and comedians in the world. Just listen to “Nobody”, released on a wax cylinder recording in 1906 for proof.
“Nobody” – 1906 Columbia Cylinder Recording