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Sammy on Parade was one of Alfred D. Cammeyer's most popular solos, though it is seldom heard nowadays. As a march it ranks with the best written for Classic Banjo, such as Return of the Regiment or the Palladium March.
According to Bernard Sheaff, Cammeyer's star pupil, Cammeyer was inspired when he saw the parade of the American troops though London in 1917, after the USA joined the war. He reputedly wrote this solo in only one hour, and it was published shortly thereafter.
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