From: MINIVIT~ol.com
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 1995 21:00:57 -0500
Subject: Borrah Minevitch "He Played the Palace"

Source Variety review (May 25, 1925) Abel Green, Palace Theatre, New York

Coincident with what seems to be a growing fad for
mouth organs comes this youthful harmonica sol-
oist, who seeemingly floored the house with his ap-
pearance and then went on to render four selections
to much approval. Minevitch, as to the front he
presents dressed in a dinner jacket, begins where
most of the dance orchestra boys proverbially end.
For that reason he's a cinch with the feminine pa-
trons before starting. His playing sounds intricate
and smacks of expert technique during the manifold
variations of the theme melody, whatever it may be.
The repertoire is away from "blues," and mainly
confines itself to popular dance selections of the
semi-classical type. Minevitch seemingly depends
upon his manipulation for effects to get the numbers
across.


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