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Cootie Williams

Cootie Williams, among the finest trumpeters from the 1930s, expanded upon the function originally shaped by Bubber Miley with Duke Ellington’s Orchestra. Famous for his use the plunger mute, Cootie was also an excellent soloist when playing open up. Starting as an adolescent, Cootie Williams used a number of regional …

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Alvin Burroughs

A solid golf swing drummer, Alvin Burroughs was considered a very important sideman through the big music group era. He was raised in Pittsburgh and during 1928-29 was an associate of Walter Page’s Blue Devils in Kansas Town. He also caused Alphonse Trent before settling in Chicago. At organizations that …

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