McKinney's Cotton Pickers, Vol. 2: Cotton Picker's Scat

McKinney's Cotton Pickers, Vol. 2: Cotton Picker's Scat

by McKinney's Cotton PickersMcKinney's Cotton Pickers

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Overview

The Frog label is the latest to weigh in on the early jazz reissuing program. The U.K. company has wisely enlisted the remastering services of John R.T. Davies, the wizard behind many of JSP and Hep's superb sounding releases. He's certainly kept up the high standards on this McKinney's Cotton Pickers set, which is the second of three discs covering most of the band's output from 1928-1931. Wedged in between a collection covering 1928-1929 and one that includes both 1931 cuts and several career-spanning alternate takes, Cotton Picker's Scat feasts on the group's banner year of 1930 with such highlights as "Zonky," "Hullabaloo," and the title track. Don Redman and John Nesbitt return with another batch of top-drawer modern charts, while guest and regular soloists like Rex Stewart, Benny Carter, and Joe Smith come up with fine solo contributions. Sure, there are plenty of novelty vocals here (many featuring Redman at the mic), but the quality of the music is such that they rarely seem obtrusive. A welcome addition to a body of classic jazz reissues that thankfully has remained rich and full.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/1999
Label: Frog Uk
UPC: 0641654762625
catalogNumber: 26

Album Credits

Performance Credits

McKinney's Cotton Pickers   Primary Artist
Rex Stewart   Cornet,Muted Cornet
Todd Rhodes   Piano,Celeste,Band,Vibes
Benny Carter   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Ed Cuffee   Trombone,Band
Langston Curl   Trumpet,Band,Muted Trumpet
Joe "Fox" Smith   Trumpet,Band
Dave Wilborn   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals,Band
Ralph Escudero   Bass,Band
Cuba Austin   Drums,Glockenspiel,Band
John Nesbitt   Trumpet,Band
Prince Robinson   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Band
Bill Coty   Vocals
Jimmy Dudley   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Band

Technical Credits

James P. Johnson   Composer
Don Redman   Composer
Redman   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Bud Green   Composer
Will Hudson   Arranger
Charles F. Kenny   Composer
Bernard McKinney   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Joe "Fox" Smith   Contributor
Bob Todd   Composer
John Nesbitt   Arranger
Walter O'Keefe   Composer
Arthur Gibbs   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Sidney Mitchell   Composer
William Tracey   Composer
Cornell Todd   Composer
J. Meyer   Composer
John Capes   Producer
Bryon Gray   Composer
Nick Kenny   Composer
Archie Gottler   Composer
Bobby Dolan   Composer

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