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Caroll Dickerson's Savoy Orchestra

Violinist Carroll Dickerson was leader of this orchestra at the Savoy Ballroom in Chicago. The orchestra also toured the Pantages Vaudeville circuit. The band included at various times, Louis ArmstrongNatty DominiqueHonore Dutrey and Earl Hines. They also recorded under the name of Carroll Dickerson’s Savoyagers.


Title Recording Date Recording Location Label
Black Maria
(Fred Rose)
5-25-1928 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
B 81285
Missouri Squabble
(Hayton / Holst / Kretzmer)
5-25-1928 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
A 81285

Caroll Dickerson's Savoy Orchestra

Artist Instrument
Pete Briggs Bass
Mancy Carr Banjo
Bert Curry Alto Saxophone
Carroll Dickerson Violin, Conductor
Gene Anderson Piano
Willie Hightower Trumpet
Homer Hobson Trumpet
Fred Robinson Trombone
Zutty Singleton Drums
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