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#1 Post by mousethief » Mon May 23, 2005 9:53 am

I had the privilege of visiting the American Jazz and Negro League museums in KC this past weekend. Some of their exhibits feature on-demand audio files and, of course, I lost the list I had made.

One of the files (I'm pretty sure) was of the Carolina Cotton Pickers but I cannot find a single CD anywhere and certainly not the song I was looking for.

Anybody have anything on them that's not on Red Hot Jazz?

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#2 Post by mousethief » Mon May 23, 2005 10:04 am

Or off the KC album comp.

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#3 Post by Swifty » Mon May 23, 2005 10:57 am

I have some, I'll check when I get home.
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#4 Post by Swifty » Mon May 23, 2005 11:04 am

mousethief wrote:Or off the KC album comp.

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This one?
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I've read online they also played under the names The Original Memphis Five and Ladd's Black Aces if that helps.
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#5 Post by Swifty » Mon May 23, 2005 11:21 am

FYI There are some tracks (Marie, It's Our Business, Let's Get Together) on this album (cheaper on eBay, sound clips here)
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#6 Post by mousethief » Mon May 23, 2005 11:26 am

Yes, the one you posted is the one I've got. I'll check the other link.

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#7 Post by Swifty » Tue May 24, 2005 1:36 am

Turns out the only other tunes I have are by McKinney's Cotton Pickers with Rex Stewart. Stupid unoriginal names!
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#8 Post by SpuzBal » Tue May 24, 2005 7:39 pm

Allmusic.com has a bunch of their CDs listed.
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#9 Post by CafeSavoy » Wed May 25, 2005 7:46 am

Swifty wrote:Turns out the only other tunes I have are by McKinney's Cotton Pickers with Rex Stewart. Stupid unoriginal names!
i dunno, maybe it was just a commentary of their previous occupation. although it might have to do more with the minstral expectations for certain performers in those days.

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#10 Post by Swifty » Wed May 25, 2005 11:35 am

CafeSavoy wrote:
Swifty wrote:Turns out the only other tunes I have are by McKinney's Cotton Pickers with Rex Stewart. Stupid unoriginal names!
i dunno, maybe it was just a commentary of their previous occupation. although it might have to do more with the minstral expectations for certain performers in those days.
I'd say it's likely it's a combination of the two. Either way, it doesn't make it easier for my feeble brain to remember which is which in my collection.
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#11 Post by mousethief » Wed May 25, 2005 11:58 am

SpuzBal wrote:Allmusic.com has a bunch of their CDs listed.
Coulda sworn allmusic was no help. I'll go check again.

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#12 Post by CafeSavoy » Wed May 25, 2005 12:10 pm

mousethief wrote:
SpuzBal wrote:Allmusic.com has a bunch of their CDs listed.
Coulda sworn allmusic was no help. I'll go check again.

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yeah, they only list two compilations. The other is The Territory Bands: 1935-1937. The sample of "Let's Get Together" is pretty nice. Actually, listening to some of the other samples I'm going to have o to put it on my wish list.

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#13 Post by SpuzBal » Wed May 25, 2005 5:16 pm

Huh. Weird. When I search for "McKinney's Cotton Pickers," I get fourteen albums consisting solely of MCP material. :?
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#14 Post by Mr Awesomer » Wed May 25, 2005 5:41 pm

Ryan, they're looking for the "Carolina Cotton Pickers."
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#15 Post by SpuzBal » Fri May 27, 2005 9:26 pm

Oh. So they are. My mistake.
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