The Golden Gate Quintet

Cheap dressing and wigs that looked home made did not help the effect noticeably.
The number in which the four men struggled with Hebrew dialect was exrcuciating. The Chinese song was little better, although the clowning of the comedian made a certain percentage of the audience laugh.
In their “coon”songs and the dances the four did splendidly. They have the sure-thing, name-blown-in-the-bottle negro quaity in their voices and secure harmony effects that cannot be duplicated by burnt cork imitators. All of which suggests the query, When will the colored vaudevillian learn that the public wants him in his real person? When he is genuine he is a natural entertainer. When he leaves his own field he becomes a hopeless amateur.
Variety 5:4 (05/25/1907)