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Beedle Um Bum
McKinney's Cotton Pickers
Feat. Don Redman
Recorded in New York City on April 9th 1929 featuring Langston Curl and John Nesbitt trumpets, Claude Jones trombone & vocals, Don Redman clarinet, alto sax, director, & vocals, Jimmy Dudley clarinet & alto sax, Prince Robinson clarinet & tenor sax, George Thomas clarinet, tenor sax, & vocals, Todd Rhodes piano, Dave Wilborn banjo & vocals, and Cuba Austin drums & vocals.
*"Beedle-Um-Bum" was composed by Thomas A. Dorsey.
Aside from being the bands organizer, Don Redman was its musical director in addition to playing clarinet, alto, and baritone saxophone. He left "McKinney's Cotton Pickers" in 1931 to form an Orchestra under his own name which he led until 1940. Redman also worked as an arranger for Paul Whiteman and Ben Pollack.
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