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(p.140) Appendix 3 Southern Syncopated Orchestra’s Personnel

(p.140) Appendix 3 Southern Syncopated Orchestra’s Personnel

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Table 1.1 Summary of study designs used in nutritional epidemiological research.

Will Marion Cook

violin/composer-arranger/conductor

James Arthur Briggs, Robert Jones

trumpet

John Forrester

trombone

Anthony Rivera, Sidney Bechet

clarinet

Ferdinand Coxito

saxophone

Milford Warren

French horn

Ambrose Smith

piano

Joseph Caulk, Henry Saparo,

Carroll Morgan, Lawrence Morris

bandoline

Paul Wyer, Angelina Rivera

violin

Joseph Porter

cello

Santos Rivera

double bass

Robert Young

drums

Benton E. Peyton

tympani

The players who were also featured as vocalists or members of vocal groups were Joseph Caulk, Henry Saparo, Carroll Morgan, Joseph Porter, Benton E. Peyton, Lawrence Morris, Robert Young, and Angelina Rivera. Additional vocalists with the group were: Earl McKinney, E. C. Rosemond, John Payne, Robert Williams, and Hattie King Reavis. George Lattimore served as the business manager for the orchestra.

Other performers, who do not appear on this list but have been included in other listings of the orchestral personnel performing in Europe are:1

Table 1.1 Summary of study designs used in nutritional epidemiological research.

Mattie Gilmore, Pierre de Caillaux

piano

Lawrence Morris

banjo

Pedro Vargas

double bass

Bert Marshall

drums

Frank Withers, Jacob Patrick, Ellis Jackson

trombone

Bertin Depestre Salnave

flute

Mazie Mullins

saxophone

George Smith, Ralph Jones

violin

(p.141) According to the earliest extant program of the orchestra from Philharmonic Hall, September 26,1919, the following musicians had been added:

Table 1.1 Summary of study designs used in nutritional epidemiological research.

Edward Patrick

trumpet

Jacob Patrick, George Rogers

trombone

John George Russell

clarinet

Frank A. Dennie

saxophone

Mattie Gilmore, Pierre De Caillaux

piano

Pedro Vargas

double bass

Frank Dennie also sang, and William D. Burns, George Baker, Joseph Hall, William T. Tatten, and Lottie Gee were added vocalists. On October 14, 1919, the violinists Frank Tate and George Smith arrived in Britain and joined the orchestra.

Notes:

(1.) Edward S. Walker, “The Southern Syncopated Orchestra,” Storyville 42 (August-September 1972): 204. This roster was determined through gathering information from Robert Goffin’s Jazz from the Congo to the Metropolitan (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1944), 70; Howard Rye, “The Southern Syncopated Orchestra,” Under the Imperial Carpet—Essays in Black History 1780–1950, ed. Rainer Lotz and Ian Pegg (Crawley, England: Rabbit Press, 1986), 218.