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Herbert Cowans

This veteran jazz and theater drummer and bandleader’s name often appears with an “a” instead of an “e” for the ultimate vowel, without doubt an attempt to create it more closely resemble the name of his home state, Texas. In the end, few feelings rival in strength the satisfaction Texans …

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Bob McCracken

Although Dallas indigenous Bob McCracken hardly ever became well-known, he did use several significant groups over time. McCracken began playing with regional artists — Jack port Teagarden was an early on affiliate — including Eddie Whitley, the Southern Trumpeters and Doc Ross’ Jazz Bandits. In NY McCracken used Johnny Johnston …

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