Not much information to be found on Pickard’s Chinese Syncopators. They were an active string band on the Vaudeville circuit in the 1920s & 30s, and seemed to be an all Filipino combo: probably easier, and catchier, at the time to say Chinese instead. This is a cool and quirky rumba called “Ali Baba”.

This is on an English-made His Master’s Voice. Enjoy with a singapore sling!


Pickard's Chinese Syncopators AliBaba