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I've Found a New Baby

Andy Preer's
Cotton Club Orchestra


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Recorded in New York City on February 23rd 1927 featuring Andy Preer violin & director, R. Q. Dickerson and Lammar Wright trumpets, De Priest Wheeler trombone, Davey Jones and Walter Thomas or George Scott clarinet & alto sax, Andrew Brown clarinet & tenor sax, Earres Prince piano, Charley Stamps banjo, Jimmy Smith bass brass, and Leroy Maxey drums.

*"I've Found a New Baby" was written by Jack Palmer and Spencer Williams.

Comprised of musicians from St. Louis and Kansas City this group first known as "Wilson Robinson's Syncopators" toured the mid-West before arriving in New York City in 1924. There under the leadership of violinist Andy Preer they became the Cotton Club house band and in 1925 produced a total of six sides for the Columbia label and one more for Gennett two years later. In 1927 the band would lose its Cotton Club residency to "Duke Ellington's Washingtonians" following Preer's untimely death. In the coming years under the direction of clarinet and alto saxophonist George Scott, they toured with Ethel Waters, played alongside Fess Williams' band at the Savoy, and recorded as "The Missourians" providing a countrified Kansas City alternative to the urban jazz style of Harlem.

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