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Cootie Williams

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Cootie Williams

Cootie Williams has been played on NTS in shows including guests, featured first on 3 April 2018. Songs played include Jeep's Blues.

Charles Melvin ("Cootie") Williams (July 24, 1910 - September 15, 1985) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter.

He rose to prominence as a member of Duke Ellington's orchestra, with which he performed from 1929 to 1940. He also recorded his own sessions during this time, both freelance and with other Ellington sidemen. In 1940 he joined Benny Goodman's orchestra, then in 1941 formed his own orchestra, in which over the years he employed Charlie Parker, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Bud Powell, Eddie…

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Jeep's Blues
Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra, Duke Ellington, Lawrence Brown, Cootie Williams
Epic, Columbia1968
Jeep's Blues
Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra, Duke Ellington, Lawrence Brown, Cootie WilliamsEpic, Columbia1968
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