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Carroll Dickerson's Savoyagers
Violinist Carroll Dickerson led this orchestra at the Savoy Ballroom at South Parkway and East 47th Street in Chicago and 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 Savoy Orchestra.


Title Recording Date Recording Location Label
Savoyagers Stomp
(Louis Armstrong / Earl Hines)
7-5-1928 Chicago, Illinois Odeon
0-31 807 a
Symphonic Raps
(B. Steven / I. Abrams)
7-5-1928 Chicago, Illinois Odeon

Carroll Dickerson's Savoyagers

Artist Instrument
Louis Armstrong Trumpet
Pete Briggs Tuba
Mancy Cara Banjo
Bert Curry Alto Saxophone
Carroll Dickerson Violin, Conductor
Earl Hines Piano
Homer Hobson Trumpet
Fred Robinson Trombone
Zutty Singleton Vocals
Jimmy Strong Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Crawford Wethington Alto Saxophone


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