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Coon-Sanders Nighthawks

A white hot jazz orchestra founded in Kansas City by drummer Carleton Coon and pianist Joe Sanders in 1919. In 1922 they began broadcasting live from the Muehlebach Hotel on clear channel radio station WDAF between 11:30 pm and 1:00 am across the U.S., becoming the first jazz group from the region to achieve National fame. By 1924 the band moved to Chicago where their immense success would initiated a prosperous recording career for Victor.

Videos:

Brainstorm (2:50)

Flamin' Mamie (2:59)

Got A Great Big Date With A Little Bitta Girl (3:01)

Here Comes My Ball and Chain (3:16)

Hong Kong Dream Girl (3:01)

I'm Gonna Charleston Back To Charleston (3:16)

Is She My Girl Friend? (3:18)

Kansas City Kitty (2:47)

My Baby Knows How (3:06)

Night Hawk Blues (2:51)

Ready For The River (3:23)

Red Hot Mamma (2:57)

Sluefoot (3:22)

Smiling Skies/Ain't You Baby (6:00)

That's All There Is (There Ain't No More) (2:44)

The Flippity Flop (3:03)

Too Busy! (3:09)

Why Don't My Dreams Come True? (3:30)

Yes Sir, That's My Baby (3:02)

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