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Trouble, Why Pick On Me?

Don Redman & His Orchestra


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Feat. Lois Deppe


This side was produced in New York City on September 24th 1931 featuring Lois Deppe vocals, Red Allen, Bill Coleman, and Leonard Davis trumpets, Claude Jones, Fred Robinson, and Benny Morton trombone, Edward Inge clarinet, alto sax, Rupert Cole clarinet & alto sax, Don Redman alto sax, vocals, leader, & arranger, Robert Carroll tenor sax, Horace Henderson piano, Talcott Reeves banjo & guitar, Bob Ysaguirre string bass, and Manzie Johnson drums & vibes.

*"Trouble, Why Pick On Me?" was written and arranged by Don Redman.

After becoming the director and arranger for "Mckinney's Cotton Pickers" in 1927, in 1931 saxophonist Don Redman formed his own band and took up residency in Manhattan at Connie's Inn jazz club.

Redman signed an exclusive contract with the Brunswick label and over the next couple of years would proceed to be at the forefront in creating the most complex hot arrangements of the pre-swing era.

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