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Doc Cook

(September 3, 1891 December 25, 1958)

Born Charles L. Cooke in Louisville, Kentucky in 1891 he was a jazz bandleader and composer/arranger who first worked professionally in Detroit before moving to Chicago around 1910. Billed under the stagename Doc Cook he actually did earn a Doctorate from the Chicago Musical College in 1926. As leader of the resident orchestra at Paddy Harmon's Dreamland Ballroom from 1922 to 1927 Doc Cook also recorded with this all-star group under names including "Doc Cook's Dreamland Orchestra", "Doc Cook's 14 Doctors of Syncopation" and "Cookie's Gingersnaps".

Videos:

Brainstorm (3:12)

Here Comes The Hot Tamale Man (3:21)

High Fever (3:16)

Hum And Strum (2:38)

Love Found You For Me (3:20)

Messin' Around (2:37)

Scissor Grinder Joe (2:54)

Slue Foot (2:35)

So This is Venice (2:39)

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