McKinney's Cotton Pickers


Home > Music > M > McKinney's Cotton Pickers


Genres: Jazz

McKinney's Cotton Pickers were an African American jazz band founded in Detroit in 1926 by William McKinney, who expanded his Synco Septet to ten pieces. Cuba Austin took over for McKinney early on drums. In 1927 Don Redman left Fletcher Henderson's orchestra to become the Cotton Pickers' musical director, and he assembled a band which rivalled Henderson's and Duke Ellington's. Aiding Redman with arrangements and rehearsals with the band was the talented trumpeter-arranger John Nesbitt. The line-up in 1928 was Cuba Austin (drums and vocals), Prince Robinson (clarinet, tenor saxophone), George Thomas (clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, vocals; Redman (arranger, clarinet, alto saxopho... Continue Bio >>


Music:
Listen to McKinney's Cotton Pickers
and similar artists - Play Now
All Albums >>

Latest Tracks:
Wherever There's A Will, There's A Way
On: The Coleman Hawkins Collection 1927-56
$0.99 Buy Song
Miss Hannah
On: F. Scott Fitzgerald And The Music (Tales Of T…
$0.99 Buy Song
Milenberg Joys
On: The Best Of Dixieland Jazz, Vol. 4
$0.99 Buy Song
The Way I Feel Today
On: Mckinney`s & Jean Goldkette`s 1924-1930 (Rema…
$0.99 Buy Song
If I Could Be With You One Hour To-Night
On: Mckinney`s & Jean Goldkette`s 1924-1930 (Rema…
$0.99 Buy Song
Words Can't Express (So Much Happiness)
On: Mckinney`s & Jean Goldkette`s 1924-1930 (Rema…
$0.99 Buy Song

More Tracks >>