Arthur Collins - Ragtime Recording Artist

(Excerpt taken from Early Record Catalog)

Mr. Collins is one of the most sucessful singers of "minstrel songs" now before the public. His success in this particular type of song is quite unique and is due in a large measure to the sympathetic, human way in which his own delightful personality reveals itself through his records. In addition he has a splendid voice and a wonderful faculty for making the words sound clear and understandable, which is no easy task in dialect songs. Mr. Collins is quite able to please his hearers in this respect, and he is always entertaining both in solos and in the clever duets made with Mr. Harlan. The charm of this special kind of art seems to have a never failing appeal for the American public, and we are fortunate to have a past master of the art to represent us.

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