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January 10, 1951 - Image 5

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To Feature Ray McKinley, Freddy Martin

Popular, Danceable Orchestras
To Combine Musical Talents
Variety of Melodic Arrangements Offered;
Noted Specialty Numbers To Be Presented
Sharing the spotlight at J-Hop, the high point on Michigan's
social calendar, will be the orchestras of Ray McKinley and Freddy
Four and one half hours of continuous music will be provided by
the bands which will alternately play for half hour intervals each
night of the two-night event, Feb. 9 and 10.
Hailed as leader of the "most versatile band in the land," Mc-
Kinley is famous for his vocals and drums.
OFTEN CALLED "the master of modern music" Freddy Martin,
with his "singing saxaphone," features vocalist Merv Griffin, Mur-
ray Arnold at the piano and the Martin Men.
Both bands are noted for their all-around "danceability"
and versatility which includes a well rounded program of music,
entertainment and humor.
McKinley's aggregation has displayed prowess at its many per-
sonal appearances throughout the country.
BESIDES PLAYING at nearly every major hotel and theatre in
the country, the orchestra boasts a remarkable college prom record.
In the past two years it has appeared at more than 100 colleges, fol-
lowed by many return engagements.
The band last appeared here at the 1949 Panhel Ball.
McKinley's band has been rated as the best all-around dance
band in America by several top national magazines. An out-spoken
advocate of the music-for-the-masses school, McKinley's major cri-
ticism of most dance orchestras is that they all sound alike.
THAT IS WHY he says he features the arranging skills of Eddie
Sauter and Dean Kincaide, called two of the industry's foremost cre-
ative artists. McKinley, himself, has long been referred to as the na-
tion's number one drummer, as well as a singer with a unique style
of complete relaxation.
Surrounding its leader's own individual brilliance, the band
has a smoothly- blended program of songs which feature vocals,
unusual jazz arrangements and excellent dance tempos.
Many of the sidemen pitch in with novelty vocals and solos which,
added to the- rest of the features, make an unusual name band style.
SINCE 1935 Freddie Martin has consistently been one of the five
top best-selling artists in the recording realm. His equally capable
treatment of ballads, rhythm tunes and novelty numbers has earned
him the title of "Flexible Freddy."
Martin's orchestra was chosen by the students of 71 colleges,
through a poll conducted by an inter-collegiate magazine, as the
favorite sweet band of collegians.
The band's greatest fame came from its smooth modern adapta-
tion and arrangement of the Tschaikowsky "Concerto in B Flat Min-
or." Martin's versatility can be seen from his recordings of such hits
as "Bumble Boogie," "Come to the Mardi Gras" and "Lovely Bunch
of Coconuts."



Senior Society-Members will
meet at 7:15 p.m. tomorrow in
the Henderson Room of the Lea-
Marylin Klafer, president of
the organization, has requested
that all members attend. Amend-
ments to the constitution will be
considered. Members who cannot
attend the meeting are to notify
Miss Klafer.
Ping Pong - Barb Buschman,,
ping pong manager, requests that
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International Center Weekly Tea
for foreign students and Ameri-
can friends, 4:30-6 p.m., Thurs.,
Jan. 11.
Beacon Association: Meeting,
Thurs., Jan. 11, 8 p.m., Interna-
tional Center. Films and election
of officers.
Women of the University Fa-
culty: Tea, 4-6 p.m., Thurs,. Jan.
11, Club Room, League.
Polonia Club: Meet Thurs.,
Jan. 11, International Center.
Election of officers. All members
are requested to attend.
Young Democrats: Meeting,
Thurs., Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m., Union.
Election of officers.

house athletic managers turn in
their lists of coeds participatingl
in the ping pong tournament by
Jan. 18 to office 15, Barbour
* * *
Badminton Club-There will be
a meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. today
in Waterman Gym.
* * *
JGP-Members of the central
committee who have scripts out
are asked to return them imme-
diately to Cathy Sotir's box in
the Undergraduate Office of the1


Board of Representatives - MARTIN'S POPULARITY in top hotels and ballrooms across the
Meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. country has resulted in his being one of the most heavily booked IMPORTED
today in the League. orchestras in the nation today. In many top locations such as the St.
* Francis in San Francisco and the Palladium in Hollywood, Freddy JEWELRY
Assembly-Interviewing will be Martin holds the all-time records for popular attendance and return at
held from 3 to 6 p.m. tomorrow engagements.
for the position of Assembly So- To satisfy the taste of all his fans, Martin features Latin
cial Chairman. Al independent American rhythms, novelty tunes and ballads with equal artistry.
women who are interested are to( Featured vocalist Merv Griffin is noted for his youthful good 3
sign up in the League Undergrad- looks, casual style and fine baritone voice. Murray Arnold, the pianist 330 Maynard
uate Office. is also talented as a vocalist and song writer.




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