Original Indiana Five

Original Indiana Five
Indiana Syncopaters
Johnny Sylvester & His Playmates
John Sylvester and His Orchestra
Original Indiana Syncopators
Years active
until 1929
United States
New York hot jazz band active from the late 1910s to the late 1920s. Despite the name, they were not from Indiana.


Added by wally creek
Managed by tsk


Title Performer Release date Covered by
1927 (12 artists)
i 1923 (30 artists)
i 1926 (5 artists)

Covers by Original Indiana Five

Title Performer Release date Originally by
i 1923 Ted Lewis and His Band
i February 1927 Cook and His Dreamland Orchestra
1927 Kate Smith
i 1926 Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra
i 1925 The Tennessee Tooters (California Ramblers)
i 1927 Ethel Waters and Her Singing Orch. arranged and directed by Will Marion Cook
1927 Alberta Hunter and Ray's Dreamland Orchestra
1927 Ethel Waters
i 1927 Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers
i 1924 New Orleans Rhythm Kings
i 1926 King Oliver's Jazz Band



Title Performer Release date Label
Bees Knees Indiana Syncopaters 1923 La Belle
Everybody Stomp Original Indiana Five 1925 Harmony [US]
I'm Coming Virginia Original Indiana Five 1927 Harmony [US]
Louisville Lou Original Indiana Syncopators 1923 Olympic [US1]
Sittin' Around Original Indiana Five 1926 Perfect
Sometimes I'm Happy - Sugar The Six Hottentots - Indiana Five 1927 Banner [US1]
Spanish Mamma Original Indiana Five 1926 Harmony [US]
Stockholm Stomp Original Indiana Five 1927 Velvet Tone
There Aint No Maybe in My Baby's Eyes Original Indiana Five February 1927 Emerson
There Ain't No Maybe in My Baby's Eyes - A Blues Serenade Harry Pollock's Blue Diamonds - Johnny Sylvester & His Playmates 1927 Gennett
Tin Roof Blues Original Indiana Five 1924 Perfect
Zulu Wail - Clementine (From New Orleans) University Six - Original Indiana Five 1927 Harmony [US]