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'Old South Ball' Features National Vocal Quartet

The Hilltoppers will be featured at the Old South Ball Sponsored by Kappa Alpha on May 15.
The Hilltoppers will be featured at the Old South Ball Sponsored by Kappa Alpha on May 15.


‘Old South Ball’ Features National Vocal Quartet

May 3, 1957

Kappa Alpha Order will decorate the Harvest Club in an old southern plantation setting for their annual “Old South Ball” May 15. The Hilltoppers will supply the music and entertainment.

The Hilltoppers are a versatile musical quartette that has suddenly risen to fame in the musical world. Their original hit tune “Trying” has brought the four talented young men nationwide recognition.

Only a short while ago four college-mates at Western Kentucky State College merged their talents into a musical team. Dot Recordings recognized the possibility of these young men and over night skyrocketed their success throughout the United States.

The Hilltoppers are Jimmy Sacca, Leader, Seymour Spiegelman, Don McGuire, and Eddie Crowe.

They have appeared on Ed Sullivan’s “Toast of the Town,” the Perry Como Show, Sammy Kaye Show, Kate Smith Show, and the Patti Page Show. Their first major television show from New York was their debut on Ed Sullivan’s program. 

Among their many Dot Recording are “P. S., I Love You,” “To Be Along,” “Love Walked In,” “Till Then,” “There is no Greater Love,” and “From the Vine Came the Grape.” 

At the ball the fraternity sweetheart, Kappa Alpha Rose, will be presented. The committee for this ball consists of Larry Farmer, chairman, Lynn Turlington, Joe Broussard, and Bobby Tiger. The president of the Kappa Alpha Order is Creighton Collins. 

Bids can be purchased at the counter of the Student Union Lounge for $4 a couple, until the quota they have set is reached. After this quota is reached bids will no longer be taken. 

The ball will be formal. Dark suits will be acceptable. 

Compiled from the archives by Ja'Leigh Cerf.

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