The Troy Street Observer

Jan 22, 1930: George Tynes Records on Harmony

The Georgia Cotton Pickers, a Boston band, recorded four sides for Harmony Records in New York. The group behind bandleader George Tynes featured pianist Buster Tolliver, later with Noble Sissle, Coleman Hawkins, and Sidney Bechet; trumpeter Bob Chestnut, himself a Boston bandleader and officer in AFM Local 535, who later taught arranging at Berklee; and clarinetist Wilbur Pinckney, a reed man with every top Boston band of the 1930s. Others in the group were Jay Smith, trumpet; John Cook, trombone; William Tinney, alto saxophone; Jackie Jackson, banjo; Albert Burse, tuba; and Eddie Deas, drums. Here the group plays one of those Harmony sides, “Snag It.”

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