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McKinney's Cotton Pickers were a United States jazz band founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1926 by Bill McKinney, who expanded his Synco Septet to ten pieces. William " Bill" McKinney (September 17, 1895 - October 14, 1969) was an American jazz drummer born in Cynthiana, Kentucky. He worked as a drummer in a circus band, then after serving in the United States Army in World War I settled in Springfield, Ohio where he took over leadership of the Synco Jazz Band… read more

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  • Avatar for CDPETE01
    found me a jazz encyclopedia in a thriftshop,found an entry for this band now playing me some good stuff.
  • Avatar for LondonLouis
    It would be good if last.fm could get rights to more of this band's output. They were important and involved important arrangers such as Redman and Carter. They are also still very decent to listen to.
  • Avatar for kreisky
    Now, this is original...
  • Avatar for Aman
    Under similar artists it should probably say Don Redman. He, after all, was the band leader for much of the time.

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