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1909 Figure Figure SLAYTON JUBILEE SINGERS Figure THE BUREAU takes great pleasure in presenting the new Slayton Jubilee Singers to the public. The Company has been changed quite a little since last season, and we feel sure now that we are presenting the greatest company of colored artists that ever appeared before the Lyceum public. The Slayton Jubilee Singers have always been heralded as the greatest of all colored companies by both press and public, and the present company is even greater than any we have had in the past. They are unquestionably the ideal colored artists in America, and it is the only colored organization that has ever appeared in the larger lecture courses of this country. From Boston to 'Frisco the Slayton Jubilee Singers have appeared in every large city and every first-class lecture course. They have been the one colored company thus recognized. They are unexcelled and up to date in every way. We have stated from season to season that the personnel would never remain the same as long as we can find room for improvement, and every year we have introduced new material so as to bring the company to the highest possible standard. They have played more return dates than any musical organization in the country. They give a varied program including old-time jubilees as well as the up-to-date numbers. RLB Redpath-Slayton, BOSTON, NEW YORK, CHICAGO, CEDAR RAPIDS. COLUMBUS, KANSAS CITY, DENVER, BUTTE, PORTLAND Redpath-White, 100 BOYLSTON ST., K. M. WHITE, MGR, BOSTON, MASS. Redpath-Brockway, 6101 PENN AVE, PITTSBURG, PA. Commendatory from the Press Cedar Falls (Iowa) Gazette —An audience of goodly proportions turned out last night to witness the performance of Slayton's Jubilee Singers, and we feel safe in saying that a more thoroughly pleased assemblage never left the opera house. The program was an excellent one, the members of the company artists in every sense, and the humor introduced was so natural that the audience was at all times en rapport with the performers. The entertainment was in every way a success, and Slayton's Jubilee Singers can always be assured of a hearty welcome here. Racine (Wis.) Times —By far the most interesting concert ever held at Association Hall, which was amply proved by the enthusiastic encores the colored singers received after each number. There is something catching in the quaint but melodious plantation songs, when well delivered, something at once unique and captivating that completely captured the audience. The Slayton Jubilee Singers are actually immense, and should they ever visit this city again the hall would be packed to the doors, as all who attended last night are loud in their praise of the splendid program rendered. Muscatine (Iowa) Daily News —Music loving Muscatine people enjoyed a rare treat last evening in listening to the Slayton Jubilee Singers, as talented a body of choristers as it has been the good fortune of the Bend City public to listen to in a long while. The troupe comprises eight artists, one and all showing culture and training in their art unsurpassed by any of their race. True to their name, the company are genuine jubilee singers, giving their auditors negro selections without number, while encores, time and again graciously responded to, lengthened the program by half. Frankfort (Ind.) Times —The Slayton Jubilee Singers appeared at the Columbia Theatre last night and fairly took the large audience by storm. The audience was composed of Frankfort's representative people and one that was disposed to be coldly critical, yet the applause was at times hearty and at times amounted to almost an ovation. We wish we had sufficient space to comment on each number of the program, for each was so artistically rendered as to fully explain why the Slayton Jubilee Singers are so warmly praised by the metropolitan press. Pittsburg (Pa.) Dispatch —The concert given last night by the Slayton Jubilee Singers at Carnegie Music Hall, Allegheny, was the largest attended entertainment given thus far in the Slayton Course this season. The sixteen interesting numbers on the program were rendered by the best company of colored artists that has ever appeared here. Shortly after 8 o'clock every seat in the hall was occupied and before the performance began many tickets for standing room were sold. Barnesville (Ohio) Enterprise —The Slayton Jubilee Singers who appeared at Moore's Opera House Friday evening, the last entertainment of the Library Lecture Course, was the grandest company of colored artists that has ever appeared in Barnesville. The large and cultured audience was enthusiastic from start to finish. Each number was encored and the program doubled. They sang in solos, duets, quartets and choruses some of the old melodious plantation songs that lull the mind into sweet peace and cause the heartstrings to loosen. Each member of the company is a musician and they all have rich melodious voices and know how to use them. RLB Redpath-Slayton, BOSTON, NEW YORK, CHICAGO, CEDAR RAPIDS. COLUMBUS, KANSAS CITY, DENVER, BUTTE, PORTLAND Redpath-White, 100 BOYLSTON ST., K. M. WHITE, MGR, BOSTON, MASS. Redpath-Brockway, 6101 PENN AVE, PITTSBURG, PA. Commendatory from the Press The Chicago Inter-Ocean —Old Plantation Days was given by Slayton Jubilee Singers. As the curtain rolled up it showed the company in dresses and suits which might well have been worn amid the cotton fields and corn. They sang old melodies and hymns which even today may be heard in the South, and sang them with such pathos that the audience recalled the singers again and again. She whom they called the Original Black Patti sang Away Down Upon the Suwanee River, and when she tried to leave the stage such an encore was given her that, stage manager or no stage manager, she was forced to come out and sing Annie Laurie. And the stage manager once defied, the rule No Encores was broken, and that was why the line of carriages before the Auditorium stood half an hour later than they were ordered. Grand Forks (N. D.) Herald —The Methodist church was crowded to the doors last evening to hear the Slayton Jubilee Singers. The company excels in plantation melodies and they render these with pleasing effect and were repeatedly encored. The large audience found the program so interesting and of such variety that they were sorry when it was over. Grand Rapids (Mich.) Herald —The Slayton Jubilee Singers entertained a big audience in the Auditorium last night. The first half of the program was composed of plantation and jubilee songs, which were sung to the gratification of all. The second part consisted of solos and specialties. The ensemble work was all interesting, and the company sang the plantation jubilees and modern coon songs in a very pleasing manner and only as darkies can sing them. The company made an excellent impression and the audience was highly entertained. Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) Record —The number last evening for the county teachers' institute was a concert by the Slayton Jubilee Singers. Almost every seat in the parquet and balcony was occupied and the audience seemed thoroughly appreciative, if the applause is any criterion. The company presented a varied program of negro melodies. Several solos were sung by the female members of the troupe. The entertainment was the finest of its kind ever presented here. Wichita (Kan.) Daily Eagle —One of the most enjoyable entertainments of the year. The entire program was of the high order of music, the old melodies being sung in a very tasty manner and the pieces of the more classical type were rendered with all the grace and expression which could well be applied. Wheeling (W. Va.) Intelligencer —Slayton's Jubilee Singers was the splendid attraction offered by the Wheeling Union Epworth League, on its Star Lecture Course, at the opera house last night, and the large audience enjoyed a treat. The Jubilee Singers are the best in their line that have appeared in Wheeling for years. Every number on the program elicited deserved applause and the audience was delighted throughout. It was the best feature of the course this winter so far. Elgin (Ill.) Daily Courier —The concert given by the Slayton Jubilee Singers at the Opera House last evening was the closing entertainment in this season's Y. M. C. A. Course. The entertainment was a very fine one, the numbers being the ever popular ones that are typical of the famous southern jubilee singers. The company comprises eight musicians, all of whom are singers. The specialties were very fine and elicited great applause from the very large and enthusiastic audience present. RLB Redpath-Slayton, BOSTON, NEW YORK, CHICAGO, CEDAR RAPIDS. COLUMBUS, KANSAS CITY, DENVER, BUTTE, PORTLAND Redpath-White, 100 BOYLSTON ST., K. M. WHITE, MGR, BOSTON, MASS. Redpath-Brockway, 6101 PENN AVE, PITTSBURG, PA.
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