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Biography by Uncle Dave Lewis. + Follow Artist. Cotton Pickers was the generic band name that Brunswick Records used on its small jazz band recordings made in , , and again in These were intended to compete with popular dance. Read Full : Uncle Dave Lewis.
McKinney's Cotton Pickers were an African American jazz band, in Detroit, Michigan in led by William McKinney, who expanded his Synco Septet to ten pieces. Cuba Austin took over for McKinney on drums. Between and , they were one of the most popular African-American bands.
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· · Sadly Arthur died in , but his music lives on and his influence is still felt on the dance music scene, his tunes still sound great and are still moving many dancers around the world, so his spirit lives on. Sleeping Bag Records and Traffic Entertainment Group is proud to present Dinosaur L's >24 Music for the first time ever on double.
· · He recalled that the band "didn't like the music as written and we developed a lot of our own stuff from listening to phonograph records. One of our favorites was the Cotton Pickers." McKinney's Cotton Pickers, based in Detroit and led originally by drummer William McKinney, was one of the seminal groups of early jazz.
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