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Deppe's Seranaders
The October 3rd session was released under the name of Deppe’s Serenaders. The November 6th session was released just under Lois Deppe’s name. Both sessions featured Earl Hines on piano and they are Hines’ first records. The band was from Pittsburg and they played in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and in Chicago. Deppe was was a vocalist and saxophonist. He went on to sing with McKinney’s Cotton Pickers.

Deppe's Seranaders
Deppe’s Seranaders left to right: Frank Brassfield, Emmett Jordan, Thorton Brown, Harold Birchett, Earl Hines, Lois Deppe, Vance Dixon, Silas Brown, Harry Williams.


TitleRecording DateRecording LocationCompany
Congaine10-3-1923Richmond, IndianaGennett
Dear Old Southland
(Henry Creamer / J. Turner Layton)
11-6-1923Richmond, IndianaGennett
Falling10-3-1923Richmond, IndianaGennett
For The Last Time Call Me Sweetheart11-6-1923Richmond, IndianaGennett
Isabel11-6-1923Richmond, IndianaGennett
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
11-6-1923Richmond, IndianaGennett
Southland11-6-1923Richmond, IndianaGennett

Frank BrassfieldTrombone
Lois DeppeVocals, Saxophone
? DisonBanjo
Vance DixonClarinet, Alto Saxophone
Earl HinesPiano
Harry JacksonAlto Saxophone
Emmett JordanViolin
Leon SmothersTrumpet
Charles StonerTenor Saxophone
Joe WattsTuba
Harry WilliamsDrums


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