The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks

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    Night Hawk BluesThe Coon-Sanders Nighthawks
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    Slue FootThe Coon-Sanders Nighthawks
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    The Darktown Strutters BallThe Coon-Sanders Nighthawks
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    The WailThe Coon-Sanders Nighthawks

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        Although today largely forgotten, the Coon-Sanders Night-Hawks were one of the top big bands of the 1920s. Drummer Carleton Coon (born February 5, 1894, in Rochester, MN) and pianist/arranger Joe Sanders (born October 15, 1894, in Thayer, KS) met in December 1918 in a Kansas City music store. The two soon formed the Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra. They recorded four numbers in 1921, only one of which was released, and then more importantly, on December 5, 1922, they made their f... Read more

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