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Sammy Stewart's Ten Knights of Syncopation
Sammy Stewart’s Ten Knights Of Syncopation were originally from Columbus, Ohio. The band started out in 1918 performing under the name of Sammy Stewart’s Singing Syncopators. They relocated to Chicago in 1923. The band primarily recorded under the name of Sammy Stewart and his Orchestra, were you can find a long article on the band.

Sammy Stewart's Ten Knights Of Syncopation
Sammy Stewart’s Ten Knights Of Syncopation left to right: Harley Washington, Frank Fowler, Earl Hood, Dave Smallwood, Andrew Renick, Sammy Stewart, Grant Williams, Claudius Forney.


Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
(Noble Sissle / Eubie Blake)
8-1924 Chicago, Illinois Paramount 20340
My Man Rocks Me
(J. Berni Barbour)
8-1924 Chicago, Illinois Paramount 20340

Sammy Stewart's Ten Knights of Syncopation

Artist Instrument
Roy Butler Saxophone
Lawrence W. Dixon Banjo
Eugene Hutt Trumpet
Paul Jordan Violin
Fats Robins Trumpet
Millard Robins Saxophone
Dave Small Drums
Douglas Speaks Piano
Bill Stewart Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Sammy Stewart Piano
Mance Warley Tuba
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