A Rare Look At The Cootie Williams Band
The Cootie Williams band never did have a hit record, however, they did boast a number outstanding players like Charlie Parker and Bud Powell (unfortunately not seen in this clip) as well as Cleanhead Vinson and Sam Taylor (who are seen). The short comes from a Columbia Pictures series entitled “Film Vodvil”. A rare chance to see this band which made some magnificent recordings for Capitol (“House of Joy”, “Everything But You” just to name a couple) when this clip was filmed.
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