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Now almost forgotten, the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra was one of the most popular dance bands of its day. This collection, pieced together from rare 78s and nicely remastered, is a gem of light swing and Dixieland jazz. Featuring fine soloists and a rather silly nature, this music is pure fun, reminiscent of Roy Shield's Little Rascals scores. The liner notes offer some nice background on the band, and a bit of historical perspective as well.

Biography

Formed: 1918

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '10s, '20s, '30s

Although today largely forgotten, the Coon-Sanders Night-Hawks were one of the top big bands of the 1920s. Drummer Carleton Coon (born February 5, 1894, in Rochester, MN) and pianist/arranger Joe Sanders (born October 15, 1894, in Thayer, KS) met in December 1918 in a Kansas City music store. The two soon formed the Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra. They recorded four numbers in 1921, only one of which was released, and then more importantly, on December 5, 1922, they made their first radio broadcast....
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The Best Of 1924-32, The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks
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  • 9,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Trad Jazz
  • Released: 11 January 2000

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