McKinney's Cotton Pickers

    McKinney's Cotton Pickers

    • McKinney's Cotton Pickers
    McKinney's Cotton Pickers

    McKinney's Cotton Pickers

    • McKinney's Cotton Pickers

    McKinney's Cotton Pickers

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    Shim-Me-Sha-WabbleMcKinney's Cotton Pickers
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    Nobody's SweetheartMcKinney's Cotton Pickers
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    Selling That StuffMcKinney's Cotton Pickers
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    It's A Precious Little Thing Called LoveMcKinney's Cotton Pickers

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        William McKinney was a drummer who by 1923 had retired from playing in favor of conducting and managing a big band. In 1926 his outfit became known as McKinney's Cotton Pickers, and the following year they scored a major coup by hiring arranger/altoist/vocalist Don Redman away from Fletcher Henderson. As the band's musical director, Redman put together an outfit that competed successfully with Henderson and the up-and-coming Duke Ellington. The lineup of musicians by the time th... Read more

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