McKinney's Cotton Pickers, Vol. 1: Put It There

McKinney's Cotton Pickers, Vol. 1: Put It There

by McKinney's Cotton PickersMcKinney's Cotton Pickers


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Having already been in business a few years, McKinney's Cotton Pickers really came into their own in 1928 with the addition of arrangers Don Redman and John Nesbitt. Redman, whose sophisticated charts had already lit up classic Fletcher Henderson sides, helped forge the transition from early jazz to swing with his fluid and streamlined writing and an Ellington-like acuity in using soloists. This top-notch Frog disc nicely spotlights many Redman and Cotton Pickers highlights from 1928-1929, thanks in large part to John R.T. Davies fine remastering job. In addition to some harmless vocal numbers (often featuring Redman), song highlights include "Four or Five Times," "Milenberg Joys," and "Plain Dirt." With such personnel as Benny Carter, Fats Waller, and Coleman Hawkins on hand, this last track and a few others feature one of the best and most star-studded of the group's lineups. A standout addition to the handful of Cotton Pickers discs already available.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/1999
Label: Frog Uk
UPC: 0641654762526
catalogNumber: 25
Rank: 100489

Album Credits

Performance Credits

McKinney's Cotton Pickers   Primary Artist
Sidney DeParis   Trumpet
Fats Waller   Piano
Todd Rhodes   Piano
Don Redman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Vocals,Vibes
Coleman Hawkins   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Benny Carter   Alto Saxophone
Langston Curl   Trumpet
Leonard Davis   Trumpet
Claude Jones   Trombone,Vocals
Joseph "Kaiser" Marshall   Drums
Ted McCord   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
George "Fathead" Thomas   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Dave Wilborn   Banjo,Vocals
Cuba Austin   Drums,Vocals
Jean Napier   Vocals
John Nesbitt   Trumpet
Prince Robinson   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Milton Senior   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Leroy Tibbs   Piano
Jo Smith   Trumpet
Jimmy Dudley   Alto,Citole

Technical Credits

Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
Todd Rhodes   Composer
Don Redman   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Howdy Quicksell   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Ralph Escudero   Brass Band
John Nesbitt   Composer
Billy Taylor   Brass Band
Charlie Stanton   Composer
Ernie Erdman   Composer
Byron Gay   Composer
John Capes   Producer
Rich Art   Artwork
Marco H. Hellman   Composer
Lou Davis   Composer
Billy Meyers   Composer

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