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Cootie Williams

Cootie Williams
Born: Jul 10, 1911 in Mobile, AL
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Died: Sep 15, 1985 in New York, NY
Genre: Blues, Jazz, R&B
Biography: Cootie Williams, one of the finest trumpeters of the 1930s, expanded upon the role originally formed by Bubber Miley with Duke Ellington's Orchestra. Renowned for his work with the plunger mute, Cootie was also a fine soloist when playing open. Starting as a teenager, Cootie Williams played with a variety ...Read full biography
The Big Challenge
Released: 1957
Label: Fresh Sound
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This CD reissue from the Spanish Fresh Sound label brings back a fun and unusual Jazztone session. Six distinctive and very different veterans were teamed together: trumpeter Cootie Williams, cornetist ...Read full review
Cootie Williams in Hi Fi
Released: 1958
Label: RCA Victor
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With the possible exception of cornball trumpeter Clyde McCoy, nobody could impart humanistic sounds to a plunger mute like Cootie Williams. Certainly nobody could make a trumpet growl like he did, full ...Read full review
More Cootie Williams albums: Main Albums (9), Compilations (16)
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