Even the costuming is dignified to a degree.
The voices are pretty and the harmony well arranged, but they would do better did they make a concession in favor of popular prejudice and confine themselves more to plantation songs and native melodies.
The American public refuses to take the colored race seriously as entertainers. It wants them with a dash of comedy and consistently refuses to accept them in any other guise than the jester's motley.
However, there is an element of novelty in the idea of a colored quartet of this nature. The public's verdict will be interesting. The suggestion might not be amiss that the act would find a more cordial reception on the other side.
Variety 7:2 (07/13/1907)