mckinney’s cotton pickers

McKinney’s Cotton Pickers were an American jazz band, founded in Detroit, Michigan, United States in 1926, and led by William McKinney, who expanded his Synco Septet to ten players.[1] Cuba Austin took over for McKinney on drums, with the latter becoming the band’s manager.[1] Between 1927 and 1931, they were one of the most popular African American bands. Many of their records for Victor were bestsellers.