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1924 __ Real Artists from the Virgin Islands
Comment : “When listening to the first broadcast performance ever given by the Navy Band of the Virgin Islands, we made a note on a handy writing pas, “Very smooth playing. Not quite as much zip as the American bands, but a good deal more sentiment.” We were not cognizant at the time that the Virgin Islands are inhabited mostly by the colored race, and we are still a bit hazy about just where they are situated. But there is no haziness in the impression made by that band, and we know now that the members, who are all colored men, were true to their race when they showed somewhat less agressiveness and more sentiment in their playing than do American bandsmen. Their performance at station WCAP immediately followed their serenading of President Coolidge on th White House lawn. We hope the President enjoyed their performance as uch as did those who later heard them over the radio”. (“The March of Radio”, conducted by J. Morecroft, In “RADIO BROADCAST”, Vol. V, no. 6, OCTOBER 1924, Garden City, N. Y., DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY, 1924, pp. 486-487)
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