"Doc" Cook & His 14 Doctors Of Syncopation - Columbia 1298 (1927)

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Charles L. Cooke (September 3, 1891 – December 25, 1958) was an American jazz bandleader and arranger, who performed and recorded under the stage name Doc Cook. Unlike many early jazz musicians who used monikers denoting advanced degrees, Cook was a Doctor of Music awarded by the Chicago Musical College in 1926.

Born in Louisville he first worked as a composer and arranger in Detroit before moving to Chicago around 1910. Cook became resident leader of the orchestra at Paddy Harmon's Dreamland Ballroom in Chicago from 1922–27, acting as conductor and musical director. The ensemble recorded under several names, such as Cookie's Gingersnaps, Doc Cook and his 14 Doctors of Syncopation, and Doc Cook's Dreamland Orchestra. Among those who played in Cook's band were Freddie Keppard, Jimmie Noone, Johnny St. Cyr, Zutty Singleton, Andrew Hilaire, and Luis Russell. After 1927 Cook's orchestra played in Chicago at the Municipal Pier and the White City Ballroom.

In 1930, Cook moved to New York City and worked as an arranger for Radio City Music Hall and RKO, working there into the 1940s. On Broadway he had a number of important orchestration credits, including The Hot Mikado (1939) and the first U.S. production of The Boy Friend in collaboration with Ted Royal in 1954. A proponent of ragtime, he also worked frequently with Eubie Blake, supplying the arrangements for the 1952 revival of Shuffle Along.

Cook recorded 6 sides for Gennett in early 1924, then as Cookie's Gingersnaps, recorded 4 sides for OKeh in June of 1926. He then signed to Columbia where he recorded 14 sides between July of 1926 through March of 1928.

George Mitchell, Elwood Graham c / Bill Dawson, Fayette Williams tb / Jimmie Noone cl / Joe Poston as / Billy Butler as, vn / Clarence Owens ts / Jerome Carrington p / Johnny St. Cyr bj / Bill Newton bb / Andrew Hillaire d.

Recorded in Chicago on June 11 (AC) & 15 (B), 1927.

King Carter & His Royal Orchestra - Columbia 2439 (1931)

Here is my second acquisition of a King Carter & His Royal Orchestra 78. Mills Blue Rhythm Band released three records (all in 1931) under this pseudonym. (Here's the first one I found)

Wardell Jones, Shelton Hemphill, Ed Anderson t / Harry White, Henry Hicks tb / Charlie Himes cl, as / Ted McCord, Castor McCord cl, ts / Edgar Hayes p / Benny James bj / Hayes Alvis sb, bb / Willie Lynch d / Dick Robertson (as Dick Rogers) v.

Recorded in New York on March 23, 1931.

Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra - Columbia 202 (1924)

Fletcher Henderson p, a, dir / Elmer Chambers, Howard Scott c / Charlie Green tb / Don Redman cl, as, gfs / 3rd sax / Coleman Hawkins cl, ts, bsx / Charlie Dixon bj / Ralph Escudero bb / Kaiser Marshall d.

Recorded in New York on August 21, 1924.

Tuxedo Syncopaters - Pathé 22320 (1920)

Instrumentation and personnel are unknown but clues may point to this being a Joseph Samuels group.

Recorded in New York in January, 1920.