music; jazz. early jazz in Detroit. Cuba Austin & Claud Jones in a comedy routine. Dorothy Derrick. Jean Goldkette. Charles Horbath. Charles Victor Moore. McKinney’s Syncos . Don Redman. Don Redman’s Orchestra. 15 negs
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Group portrait of members of jazz band, McKinney's Syncos. "The Cotton Pickers were first known as McKinney's Syncos, when they started playing in Springfield, Ohio, in the early 1920's ... one obstacle to a smoother four beat rhythm was actually William McKinney's own stiff drumbeat, the band lifted noticeably when Cuba Austin took over the drums and McKinney devoted his time to managing the band," from "Before Motown: A History of Jazz in Detroit, 1920-60" by Lars Bjorn and Jim Gallert.