The Playlist • Jimmie Lunceford & the Chickasaw Syncopators (1927 / 1930)

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The evolution of a band, from two 1927 sides by a group that Manassas [Tennessee] High School instructor Jimmie Lunceford cobbled together from his students, to its blossoming under his leadership in the early 1930s. Moses Allen was one of only two or possibly three original members still present on the 1930 sides. Interesting to hear how his  “preaching” routine, originally offered up as a novelty bit on “Chickasaw Stomp,” evolved into the very different “In Dat Mornin’.”

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CHICKASAW SYNCOPATORS: Memphis Rag

Memphis: December 13, 1927
Regional release March 1928
Columbia 14301-D (mx. W 145374 – 3)

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CHICKASAW SYNCOPATORS (preaching by Moses Allen): Chickasaw Stomp

Memphis: December 13, 1927
Regional release March 1928
Columbia 14301-D (mx. W 145373 – 2)

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JIMMIE LUNCEFORD & HIS CHICKASAW SYNCOPATORS
(preaching by Moses Allen): In Dat Mornin’

Memphis Auditorium: June 6, 1930
Released August 15, 1930
Victor V-38141 (mx. BVE 62599 – 2)

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JIMMIE LUNCEFORD & HIS CHICKASAW SYNCOPATORS: Sweet Rhythm

Memphis Auditorium: June 6, 1930
Released August 15, 1930
Victor V-38141 (mx. BVE 62600 – 1)