Cootie Williams

Born: 
07/10/1911
City: 
Mobile
Region: 
Alabama
Country: 
USA
Died: 
09/15/1985
Years Active: 
1920's-1980's
Instruments: 
Trumpet, Vocals

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Charles Melvin "Cootie" Williams was an American jazz, jump blues and rhythm and blues trumpeter.

In 1947, Williams wrote the song "Cowpox Boogie" while recuperating from a bout with smallpox. He contracted the disease from a vaccination he insisted all band members receive.

Cootie Williams was renowned for his growling "jungle" style trumpet playing (in the tradition of trumpeter Bubber Miley and trombonist Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton) and for his use of the plunger mute, and was reputed to have inspired Wynton Marsalis's use of it.

Discography

Released: 1937
Released: 1967
Released: 1967

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Cootie Williams 01/08/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cootie Williams 01/09/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cootie Williams 01/10/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cootie Williams 01/11/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cootie Williams 01/12/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cootie Williams 01/13/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cootie Williams 01/14/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Ink Spots 01/21/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Ink Spots 01/22/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Ink Spots 01/23/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Ink Spots 01/24/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Ink Spots 01/25/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Ink Spots 01/26/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Ink Spots 01/27/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Ink Spots 12/01/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Ink Spots 12/02/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Ink Spots 12/03/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Ink Spots 12/04/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Ink Spots 12/05/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Ink Spots 12/06/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Ink Spots 12/07/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Ink Spots 03/30/1945 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Ink Spots 03/31/1945 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Ink Spots 04/01/1945 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
The Ink Spots 04/02/1945 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA

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