Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, otherwise known as "Amos ‘n' Andy," took a big
spot in the events of the day. Arriving at the park incognito...they sat in their
car...viewing the parade....
The party then walked slowly to the stand under police escort. Some few
recognized--perhaps by intuition--the radio funmakers, but not many.
....Bud then told the band to strike up the "Perfect Song," the signature selection
of "Amos ‘n' Andy.' You thought it was lively before! You ain't heard nothin' yet!
The crowd went wild--they did--they did. Amos ‘n' Andy mounted chairs with megaphones,
but you couldn't hear your ears. The radio boys waved greetings, smiled, laughed,
tried to talk but in vain. It couldn't be done. Then Bud had a happy thought.
"Band boys, play ‘Hail, Hail the Gang's All Here.'" They did. Amos ‘n' Andy led
the chorus, waving vigorously their megaphones. It got so good toward the end that
Andy jumped down from his chair and danced a jig. When it was over the crowd let out
a salvo of applause that could be heard for miles. (8/22/31)