Cootie Williams And His Orchestra


Cootie Williams (July 10, 1911 - September 15, 1985) was a highly acclaimed jazz trumpeter who became famous beginning in the late 1920s. His best known songs include the 1944 Top 20 hits, "Tess's Torch Song (I Had A Man)" and "Red Blues." Williams performed with such top bandleaders as Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman before forming his own orchestra in 1941.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Red Blues (1944)
  • Tess's Torch Song (I Had A Man) (1944)

Pop charts debut year: 1944

Years active: 1925-1975

Genres: Jazz, jump blues, R&B

Labels: Hit, Classics, Warwick, Jazztone, Jaro, Moodsville, RCA Victor, Warner Bros.


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