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LUTHER KING: AS THE MUSICAL EXPERT AND THE ‘TYPICAL S. I. N. U. STUDENT’ HEARD HIM THURSDAY IN CHAPEL
LUTHER KING: AS THE MUSICAL EXPERT AND THE ‘TYPICAL S. I. N. U. STUDENT’ HEARD HIM THURSDAY IN CHAPEL
Item IDegyptian19361028Luther.tif
TitleLUTHER KING: AS THE MUSICAL EXPERT AND THE ‘TYPICAL S. I. N. U. STUDENT' HEARD HIM THURSDAY IN CHAPEL
AuthorBy Frank Elders
DescriptionThe first feature of the S.I.N.U. Entertainment course brought a song recital by Luther King, distinguished American Negro tenor.
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1936 October 28
VolumeXVII
Issue8
Page(s)1
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CollectionDaily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
TranscriptLUTHER KING: AS THE MUSICAL EXPERT
AND THE ‘TYPICAL S. I. N. U. STUDENT'
HEARD HIM THURSDAY IN CHAPEL

The following reviews of the Luther King performance in chapel Thursday are written from the divergent viewpoints of a "music critic" and a "typical students." The opinions expressed below are the personal viewpoints of the student whose names appear above the articles. Mr. Elders is a member of the band, orchestra and MacDowell club, has had considerable musical training and is a member of the Southerners dance orchestra. Mr. Venegoni has had no musical experience or training. Ed. Note.

By Frank Elders

The first feature of the S.I.N.U. Entertainment course brought a song recital by Luther King, distinguished American Negro tenor. For the most part, the program was rather well done. Mr. Kings stage presence was one of dignity. His voice possessed several good qualities, and his words were easily understandable. However, it was very evident that his range was not very great necessitating a falsetto voice which he brought in beautifully and with perfect control. His voice lacked resonance giving it a nasal quality which sometimes became slightly irritating. Another outstanding fault was his apparent inability to stay on pitch. At one time, at final note held for several counts was so flat that it was noticeable to even a rank amateur's ears. He didn't possess much volume. Perhaps that is one reason for the fact that he sang all of his numbers in exactly the same way.
LanguageEnglish
TypeText
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