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‘Singin’ Fireman Blazes Path Toward Future Music Career
‘Singin’ Fireman Blazes Path Toward Future Music Career
Item IDEgyptian19600708joe.tif
Title‘Singin' Fireman Blazes Path Toward Future Music Career
AuthorBy Hary Schneider
DescriptionBaritone Joe Thomas Jr.. will appear in the Summer Play- house's version of "South Paci
fic."
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1960 July 8
Volume41
Issue66
Page(s)1
Digital File Format.TIF (Tagged Image Format)
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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CollectionUniversity Archives: Daily Egyptian Diversity Articles Index
Transcript‘Singin' Fireman Blazes Path
Toward Future Music Career

By Hary Schneider

Baritone Joe Thomas Jr.. will appear in the Summer Play- house's version of "South Paci
fic." A senior SIU, Thomas is often referred to as the ‘‘singing fireman." This "alias" was recently tagged on Thomas because he has been employed by the Carbondale Fire Department for the past
three and one half years.
Thomas recently entranced the
Woody Hall Pailo spectators during the second "Pop" Concert, A low of his selections were "Old
Man River." "Danny Boy." and "Porgy and Bess" standard. "it Ain't Necessarily so"
While studying VOice for ten years. Thomas has many credit able honors. As a junior it Carbondale High School he appeared in a voice contest at the University of Illinois, where an instructor at SIU. Kate Moe, heard him and offered instructions. Thomas entered SIU in 1951, but his stay here was brief, being interrupted
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