|Item ID||egyptian 1948 0401 vol 29 #22.tif |
|Title||Southern Student Wins Recognition In Music Group |
|Author||Daily Egyptian |
|Description||Here is something about a freshman on the campus who has gained national fame in an all-girl orthestra. |
|Original Publication Source||Daily Egyptian |
|Date||1948 April 1 |
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|Collection||Daily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) |
|Transcript||Southern 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