The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks

The Best of Coon-Sanders: 1924-1932

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Now almost forgotten, the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra was one of the most popular dance bands of its day. This collection, pieced together from rare 78s and nicely remastered, is a gem of light swing and Dixieland jazz. Featuring fine soloists and a rather silly nature, this music is pure fun, reminiscent of Roy Shield's Little Rascals scores. The liner notes offer some nice background on the band, and a bit of historical perspective as well.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:01
2 3:08
3 2:43
4 3:00
5 3:13
6 2:47
7 2:52
8 2:55
9 2:56
10 3:10
11 3:27
12 3:33
13 3:08
14 3:26
15 3:07
16 2:58
17 3:22
18 3:21
19 2:50
20 3:11
21
2:45
22 3:05
23 3:06
24 2:47
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