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Yes Sir, That's My Baby

Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Orchestra


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Feat. Carleton Coon


This side was recorded in Camden, New Jersey on July 27th 1925 by the "Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Orchestra" featuring Joe Richolson and Bob Pope trumpets, Rex Downing trombone, Harold Thiell, Joe Thiell, and Floyd Estep saxophones, Joe Sanders piano, Russ Stout banjo & guitar, 'Pop' Estep tuba, and Carleton Coon drums & vocals.

*"Yes Sir, That's My Baby" was composed by Walter Donaldson.

Carleton Coon a drummer, and pianist Joe Sanders formed a hot dance orchestra together during the early 1920s. Sanders, a former baseball pitcher, was alternately known by the nickname "The Old Left Hander". Their orchestra began broadcasting in 1922 on station WDAF, which could be received throughout the United States. They took the Nighthawks name because their broadcasts were late night from 11 p.m. -1.00 a.m. The airwaves guaranteed the jazz orchestra rapid recognition on a national level. They became so popular that Western Union set up a ticker tape between Sanders' piano and Coon's drums so the telegrams containing song requests and dedications could be acknowledged during the broadcasts. Their song "Nighthawk Blues" sums it up with the vocal line: "Tune right in on the radio/Grab a telegram and say 'Hello'".

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