The backing is supplied by eight young colored girls of a good deal of dancing and singing ability and three men to give vocal strength to the ensembles.
Rucker sings three songs with splendid negro comedy effect. He uses no makeup, his face being framed on the broadest of comedy lines, with a big mouth and a shaven head that makes it comical even in natural repose.
He has a huge voice of perfect quality for the purpose. Rucker will attract attention in the East, being a candidate for the high- est place among colored comedians. The act runs very smoothly and entertainingly to a fast and noisy dancing finish, and was good at Henderson's for three curtain calls.
Variety 8:2 (08/10/1907)