Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 4/13/02 - 4/19/02)


"River Stay Away From My Door"/
"These Are Things I Want To Share With You"
by The Syncopators
on National 9095
released in 1949

Photo Of The Syncopators
[The above photo provided by Marv Goldberg with restoration by Dick Rietveld.]

Above: Photo of The Syncopators. (L-R) James Pinkney (lead tenor), Howard "Ghostie" Smith (baritone), George Summers (second tenor), Theodore Smith (bass, baritone and second lead), and Edmond Johnson (bass, baritone, and guitar).

NOTE: For an article about The Syncopators by Marv Goldberg, please click HERE.


National Label-The Syncopators-1949
Above: National 9095, released in November 1949. This is a "re-issue" of their first record (National 9093, released in October 1949), which had "Mule Train" in place of "River Stay Away From My Door". These were the only records released by this short-lived group. The label states "National Records Co. Phillipsburg, N.J."

As the label shows, this side features James Pinkney's tenor and Theodore Smith's baritone. Pinkney again sings tenor lead on the flip side.

Listen to this week's selections:

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"River Stay Away From My Door" - The Syncopators - National 9095 - 1949
"These Are Things I Want To Share With You" - The Syncopators - National 9095 - 1949
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

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"River Stay Away From My Door" - The Syncopators - National 9095 - 1949 (file size=379KB)
"These Are Things I Want To Share With You" - The Syncopators - National 9095 - 1949 (file size=454KB)


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