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Southern Student Wins Recognition In Music Group
Southern Student Wins Recognition In Music Group
Item IDegyptian 1948 0401 vol 29 #22.tif
TitleSouthern Student Wins Recognition In Music Group
AuthorDaily Egyptian
DescriptionHere is something about a freshman on the campus who has gained national fame in an all-girl orthestra.
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1948 April 1
Volume29
Issue22
Page(s)4
Digital File Format.TIF (Tagged Image Format)
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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CollectionDaily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
TranscriptSouthern Student Wins Recognition
In Music Group

Here is something about a freshman on the campus who has gained national fame in an all-girl orthestra. This Negro student is Doris Lee Nickleson of Piney Wood, Miss.
She has played from the deep South to the Appolo Theatre in New York. Doris began at the

DORIS LEE NICKLESON

age of 16 as a vocalist with the Piney Wood All-Girl Orchestra in Piney Wood, Miss. A year or two later she took up the trombone and started with the International Rays of Rhythm and later changed to the Sweethearts of Rhythm, another All-girl organization which toured the European theatre during the war.
We asked Doris if the road (traveling with an orchestra) is as hard for a woman as it is for a man?
She looked up without saying anything for a short while. Then she said, "There were times I
-would rather have been slaving over a hot stove in some hash "joint, " but really after doing inothing but this type of work, there isn't anything I would take for that experience."
"Nick" as we call her (a short
for Nickleson) isn't a type of
show girl "hip" as the musician
call the girls, nor does she wear
loud clothes or extreme styles, but
LanguageEnglish
TypeText
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